Kennebunkport is funny enough on its own

Trip Start Sep 27, 2009
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Trip End Oct 05, 2009


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Where I stayed
Villaage Cove Inn

Flag of United States  , Maine
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The day dawned clear and sunny, and we had a beautiful drive down the coast.  This was intentionally a short day, so we'd have time to spend in Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport, gee, it's fun just saying it.  We made numerous side jaunts into little port towns all the way down the coast, and their harbors were all beautiful, and filled with gorgeous sailing craft, from dinghies to 3 masted schooners, to gigantic sail yachts.  We even passed a wooden boat builder with a yard full of newly-built vintage-design boats.  Beautiful.  We stopped for lunch at a small roadside restaurant, and tried a "lobster roll".  It was the meat of a 1# lobster, cold, mixed with a mayonnaise sauce of some kind, on a really nice roll split open vertically.  It was "Way better than Wendy's".

We got to Kennebunkport mid-afternoon, and got settled into the motel, then off to the trolley.  As is our practice, we took the sightseeing trolley around town and the tour guide regaled us with anecdotes, facts, and figures about Kennebunkport.  As usual, it was well worth the price, and we got the lay of the land, and a lot of history.  We also saw the summer cottage of George and Barbara.  (Bush, of course)  It sits on a rocky peninsula in the Ocean at the mouth of the Kennebunk River called "Walker Point"  GHW's ancestors bought the land in the late 1800's and the family has owned it ever since.  It is incredible, but the house is by no means the largest or grandest in the area.  It is; however, the most magnificent lot, maybe on the East Coast.

We had a great time sightseeing and found a little lobster shack (Nunan's lobster Hut) that Trip Advisor rates as the #2 restaurant in KBP, and George Bush eats at.  We caught the daily special, 2 lobsters (1-1/4# each) for the price most places charge for one.  All that, and real silverware, not plastic like Bar Harbor!  It was yummy!

Tomorrow it is down the coast to Boston, and our favorite restaurant, Durgin Park.  If you haven't been there, Google it.  It has been there since Columbus discovered Boston, and the list of celebrities that have eaten there covers the walls.  It is no-frills and long picnic tables with butcher paper.  It's kinda like Dick's last resort with history!

Be good to each other and stay dry.
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