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We celebrated Father’s Day with brunch at the East Ender in Portland with good friends. Neither family had ever been to the bustling, two story restaurant, and all of us were excited to try the food. If you go, this is a place to indulge in pre-brunch sweets and savories. Our table of hungry kids and adults sampled crispy trout fritters, a homemade, chocolate and banana pop tart, decadent cheddar swirl buns with prosciutto and pepper jelly (MP’s favorite), and simple hushpuppies with maple sour cream.

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We had a lot to celebrate over the weekend: the end of the school year, Father’s Day, plus our friend and neighbor’s 40th birthday. To kick off the festivities, we took an afternoon sailing trip with the Portland Schooner Co. A group of us boarded the Bagheera—a 1920’s, wooden schooner that sails from Portland Harbor into the Casco Bay. The day was perfect for a sail. The sun was bright, the weather was warm, and we were all in good spirits.

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In late January, the Cute Potato team visited the L.L.Bean Winter Carnival in Freeport. The outdoor carnival is an impressive event, where families get to try snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and more snowy day activities for free! The CP kids had a blast trying all of the activities, but their favorite by far was snow tubing down an expansive hill, again and again. It’s undeniable—L.L.Bean makes a super cool snow tube. And guess what? Today, you could win an L.L.Bean Sonic Snow Tube (regularly valued at $109) for your family!

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We’re traveling this week, but MP has been thinking about some special things to do when we return. Not long ago, we discovered this beautiful new pirate ship at Winslow Park in Freeport. The tremendous, wooden play structure is designed for hours of imaginative play. From the bow of the ship, kids have a wonderful view of Casco Bay.

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