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Boothbay Harbor Maine

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by ieuanr, Oct 2, 2009.

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    We've booked a house on the water in Boothbay Harbor for the end of August next year. A little different from Disneyworld - but it looks pretty exciting.

    Lots of fishing and kayak paddling for us.

    I guess we will fly into Boston and spend a week before motoring up to the wilds. :thumbsup:
     
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    OH! MY! GOSH!!!! You are going to LOVE Maine!!! :9: But you knew I'd say that, yes? Even though you aren't a seafood lover :eek: you will have a grand time. They have wonderful blueberries there... quite a festival at some point in the summer.

    Maine. :sigh: Glorious, wild, and the ocean is quite fierce. Don't plan on swimming in it much, as it's quite cold. Then again, you are from hardy stock. :D

    When I got out of the car in Bantry Bay I felt like I was home it was that much like the coast of Maine. You'll understand why the Irish settled there in droves. :yes:

    Boston is a nice city too! Loads of American History. Do go to the Fanueil Hall area. :yes: You'll have a grand old time.

    Plymouth where ya'll first landed :D is some bit away from Boston, but worth the visit. :yes:

    I'll shut up now, but I could go on forever and ever and ever... :D :D I'll leave you to discover some things for yourselves!!! :D :D :D

    It's great to "see you" again, by the way! Hope all is going well with the Clan Ieuan! :D
     
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    Ahoy 'Tink


    So many things to fit into a short time. Diane is very much looking forward to the lobster and fried clams! I will have to venture into the seafood world - when in Rome!

    Diane fancies nipping across into Canada as well - better make it three weeks I am thinking!


    We are all very good here - thanks for asking! I hope that everything is good with you and yours?
     
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    Sounds like a brilliant trip for you with lots of interesting sights. :thumbsup:
     
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    Well, Maine is quite close to Canada that is true. :yes: Quebec City would be my recommendation. :D :D

    Diane is in for a real feast. Maine lobster is the best in the world. (No bias there, eh)? :D :D

    The fried clam bellies are so delicious! It's about the only fried seafood I will still eat. :yes:

    If you do get to Canada you must try the poutine! :yes: Oh so unhealthy, but delicious. :D :D

    Better make if four weeks. :D
     
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    Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous, but in a good way!!! :lol: I want to go too! Please let us know how it was and when you come back, if you stayed in a decent place, I would love to hear about it. I would love to spend some time in that area visiting as well (also want to move there, sometime down the road).

    I will be sitting here waiting. :D
     
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    I live fairly close to Plymouth, and it is quite a lovely little town--though a bit touristy, and I have to admit that Plymouth Rock itself isn't terribly impressive...Plymouth Plantation can be a nice trip, if you enjoy living history museums and want to see how the settlers...erm...settled.

    If you go to Boston, definitely do not miss Faneuil (FAN-yull) Hall and Quincy Market (the MAH-ket). Lots of great food and little shops to poke in and out of. Don't miss out on the chowdah...I hee-ah they make it in Maine, too. :yes:
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    My kids love the Freedom Trail and the Duck Boat tours (amphibious tours of Boston and the Harbor (HAH-buh in Bostonianspeak)!
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    If the weather is good, the Public Gardens (yeah, that'd be the GAH-dens) are perfect for a stroll, and you may even see the swan boats out for a leisurely paddle.

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    So ends my wee little slide show of Boston and its chahms...or charms, too. :thumbsup:
    I'm sure you'll have an amazing trip, even if you only spend a few hours in Beantown. We don't have a Mouse, but we're all a bit goofy... :yes:
     
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    Union Bay Oyster House. :D :D Right beyond Quincy Market. THE BEST chowder, and well everything in Boston! :yes:

    If it's got an "r" in it, smooth it out, drop it, make it a "h." :D If it ends in a vowel, put an r on it. LOL. So: Martha parking the car becomes Mahther pahking the cah. :D :D

    You'll get the hang of it. Maine's accent is a bit different, ayuh. :D

    You are going to have a WONDERFUL TIME!!!! :D :D
     

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