It was so nice to be able to relax, spend time with cousins, drive through the trees, eat the best ice cream known to man, go sea kayaking, shopping, and - of course - play lots of games (aka win lots of games. #champion).
The one question my grandma asked when we got back was, "what was your favorite part?"
It's been almost two weeks and I still don't have an answer for her! But I think it was just being there as a family again. It'd been 5 years since we managed to get EVERYONE in our family on the family vacation with Jake's mission, Ashley married, and Ashley going to Swizterland way back when, and my trip to Italy last summer. It was much needed to be together again, and Maine was the perfect place to go because there's not a ton of exciting things to do and cell phone service is essentially nonexistent so you are forced to just be with each other.
Here are some of the favorite pictures from the trip:
|End of our all night flight and rethinking life..|
|ready for take off!|
|Sometimes the trees get a little repetitive..|
|classic light house with my classy brothers|
|I might have encouraged Sam to get in a strangers boat to take a picture. #nobounds|
|So maybe I love him.|
|(please forgive my Hermione hair; humidity..)|
|Just being the bully I am.|
|Giant boot. Where's the bean stalk?|
|games on games on games|
|Yes. I ate a bright pink hot dog. When in Maine, right?|
|We're really into social things.|
Social media that is.
|I might as well open up a pizza restaurant. Me and Ash are professionals.|
|My cute cute cousins <3|
|The ancient and awesome and possibly haunted house we rented|
|Sea kayaking! need I say more?|
|Russian gas masks. Because why not?|
|Don't let my face fool you; the lobster was dang good. Once you forget that you saw it alive 15 minutes ago..|
|Maine State Fair|
|Finally. They finally got it.|
|Travel buddies peacing out.|
So that was our vacation in pictures!
Fun story: Me and Sam were kayak partners and for some reason we could not manage to keep up with everyone else. For the life of me I can't figure out why. We aren't weak and it just didn't make sense.. But it was happening. And I kid you not, every single time the guide looked back to check on us Sam had just barely stopped paddling so everyone thought he wasn't helping me at all. Haha he was totally doing most of the work but they gave him a hard time about it for the whole trip. I didn't correct them for a while.. Whoops? So funny.
Anyways. It's hard to believe it will just be another week before I am back at the airport but I couldn't be more excited!
Love Always, Aimee