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Monday, July 18, 2011

Kennebunkport, ME Vacation - 2011

We had another great vacation week in KPT.  We rented a different house this year as our schedules didn’t line up with the availability of the house we have rented the last few years.  Our rental choices are a bit limited since there are13 of us. 
This years house turned out to be quite nice.  .4 miles to the beach and .8 miles to town.  We were under the impression space might be tight with all of us.  It turns out the place was 3 stories with 7 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths.  3 of the bedrooms on the second floor were 20 feet by 20 feet. 
We did the usual … beach … into town … Cape Porpoise … spouting rock … Walker’s point … kayaking … riding bikes … taking pictures … pizza on the beach … rocks … walking to the cove …
I took Kate and Kevin to the Maine Diner http://mainediner.com/ for breakfast … The Chase Hill Bakery opened again after 10 years. http://www.chasehillbakery.com/ which was a big surprise.  Their Morning Glory muffins are the best.  I took this duck pic from the deck of the clam shack.
We spotted Barbara Bush a couple times during the week.  Once she was by the front security guard house so Kate waived to her and she waived back.  She seemed pretty active riding her bike around the compound.  I did catch her driving a golf cart.  The sign on it says "Property of #41  Hands off!"  I'm sure she has permission ...

I drove to Kittery Trading post and bought a gun sling for my rifle.  Already thinking about hunting season.

I thought about chartering a boat to go fishing but timing didn't work out.  Pam and the kids went kayaking.  I stayed out in front of them on shore to take pictures.  The tide was going out as they headed up the river.  Pam was in the front of a double kayak when swift water flipped them over.  Her legs were completely inside the front of the kayak so she was briefly stuck under water.  She cut her knee and ended up with a large bruise on her leg when struggling to get out.  Her life jacket was on but was still scary with her legs stuck.  She didn't panic which was good.  The front seat of the kayak should have been moved back a bit.   

We had a great week.

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