Lobster pig-out with Winter Texan friends

Trip Start Apr 29, 2010
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Trip End Nov 30, 2010


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Meadowbrook Camping

Flag of United States  , Maine
Sunday, July 11, 2010

 We drove up the Maine coast to the Meadowbrook Campground in Phippsburg, ME, south of Bath, ME. The whole Maine coastline (if you can call it that) is really thousands of islands and peninsulas. As we drove around we found a roadside place to buy some lobsters for our dinner at a great price. The ones we got only cost $3.99 per lb. and would cost 3 or 4 times that most anywhere else across the US.

We also had lunch at a locally recommended restaurant called Spinney's. We both love clam chowder and the menu said "thick and hearty"....well, it wasn't. It tasted pretty good but was not at all what we expected. It was thin and didn't have a lot of potatoes, or clams, and definitely wasn't worth the price.  The setting on Popham beach, the nearby docks and Popham Fort made it all more worthwhile. 

Our Winter Haven, Winter Texan friends, Vic and Jinny, spend their summers up here and have a wonderful house, built on a hill, with a lovely view including a cove that completely empties of water at low tide.   The tides around here are about nine feet and it's quite interesting to see water in their cove, then a few hours later, it's completely emptied of water and is just mud.

Of course, when you have a big house and a big family and friends that come visiting, you're likely to have a houseful.  While we were there, Vic and Jinny's daughter Diana and their 15 year old granddaughter Sophie had just arrived from England, where they had been living for the last couple of years. Diana's husband and other two children would arrive in another week or so. Also, Jinny's cousin Jane, her husband Dennis and their Boxer dog Jackson, drove over from Nashua, NH.

Unfortunately, it was rainy for most of the day, so Terry and Vic had to cancel their planned golf game at the Sebasco Harbor Resort. Their house is next to the Resort and Jinny works a couple of days a week at the Resort's Sea Chest Gift Shop, which has lots of fun things to buy.

We all had a pleasant afternoon of chatting and starting to get things ready for our big Lobster Feast dinner. Jinny is will prepared with huge pots for cooking corn on the cob and lots of lobsters. We all sat down at their large dining table and got down and dirty, pigging out on all the fabulous food and lots more conversation. We even had fun with everyone saying what was their favorite book, movie, dessert and place in the world, etc.

In spite of the rain clouds, there was a beautiful sunset that was a nice end to a lovely day.   


  
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