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CP#1 broke her right foot over Easter, so our school vacation plans are limited to places we can easily get around. We’re considering a trip into Boston to visit the Franklin Park Zoo. MP, who is in need of warmth and flowers, is especially intrigued by the indoor tropical rainforest. And the zoo also provides wheelchairs to guests on a first come, first served basis, which will be a great help to our injured girl.

If Boston doesn’t make it into our plans, we may try going local to the Maine Wildlife Park. MP and DP haven’t been there with the kids since they were toddlers, so it will be fun to see the park again.

The Bowdoin College campus is always a great place to visit.

The Bowdoin College campus is always a great place to visit.

We recently visited the Bowdoin Art Museum and all of us enjoyed the Past Futures exhibit, which highlights science fiction and space travel. The museum is the perfect size for kids ages 7-up, and the bold paintings and space age graphics definitely appealed to our duo. While we were there, MP learned the museum hosts Family Saturdays with interactive activities for kids. This Saturday, April 18, it’s Family Saturday and there’s a free dance concert in the evening, too. If your kids are too small to brave the museum, the campus is a perfect place to explore or ride bikes.

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When MP was a girl, she loved visiting her neighborhood bakery in suburban New Jersey. Her family stopped in on Sundays for cinnamon coffee cake with generous crumb topping, oversized black and white cookies, or decadent cheese Danish topped with swirls of royal icing. The staff packed the goodies in a white pastry box, which was neatly tied with red and white baker’s twine.

Given these delicious memories, you can imagine MP’s delight when Ice It! Bakery opened in Yarmouth a year ago. The bright and inviting bakery, which made DownEast Magazine’s Best of Maine list, is owned by Chef Alan Fried and his wife Sharon Kurht. As the name implies, visitors are encouraged to decorate their own cupcakes or mini-cakes. Ice It! offers a variety of tempting choices. On the day we visited, CP#2 chose a red velvet cupcake. MP, who is a chocolate lover, decided to switch things up and try coconut for a change.

 

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