22-25 June 2012
Bath, ME for dinner
|Beale Street BBQ, named after a street|
|Looking thru the goodies at the Sweet Shoppe|
|The Bath Sweet Shoppe... check it out!|
By the time we were back we could sit down and order. Ingrid really got serious about her coloring and tolerated no interruptions!
|Caution: artist at work!|
And of course dinner isn't really dinner unless you stop somewhere for ice cream, right? The kids loved it. And I heard Brad say to them "you realize it's back to vegetables again next week, right?" Hmmm... that's going to be quite a transition! :)
|An after-dinner walk took us to the ice cream shop.|
"I want to see a lighthouse"
|Picnic area as seen from the old gun emplacement|
|The old WWII observation tower|
The park offers great views of the coast line as it lies (lays? sorry Sister Stanislaus I still get it confused!) South of Portland Head. It was clear while we were there, so we could watch the recreational boat traffic as folks worked hard to use their time well. Makes me appreciate even more being retired as I watch them try to cram as many things into the available time. Did I do that too? Probably. Yikes!
|Looking S from 2 Lights Park|
|Elin checking out the boats and islands|
|I was pleasantly surprised at how much Brad enjoyed Annie|
And certainly it's a gorgeous setting for this recently restored lighthouse. We were here in 2008 and couldn't get near it as they did restoration of the old tower and keeper's house. The park and the structures are now under the care of the state of Maine and that's how the restoration came to be done. The USCG still maintains the light inside the tower (it's locked so you can't get inside to see anything), but the structures and land are now maintained by someone else. It's all about budget.
|Portland Head Light & keeper's house. That's a fog |
hornto the bottom-right of the tower, and another light
off shore on the horizon.
Frank was interviewed on the news the next day: a plane crashed just off the head and he ran over, jumped the fence and tried to get to the pilot who was swimming toward shore. It looked like the pilot was going to make it, but then the retired doctor from Cape Elizabeth disappeared below the waves and died.Glad we were there Saturday instead of Sunday!