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Days 17 - 27: Summer Camp in Maine!

RV destinations, MaineNancy PowellComment

We have gone to summer camp at the lake! And the best part about this summer camp is that it is our parents' home on Cold Stream Pond in Maine, so we have enjoyed the best of lake life and activities along with lots of family time--grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, 2nd or 3rd cousins (I have never completely figured that out) and new friends!

There have been day-long playdates and sleepovers for Petunia, and she spends most of her time in or on the water--with a cousin or friend, if at all possible.

Enjoying beautiful weather, we have had the opportunity to go kayaking, swimming, boating, and tubing a few steps from our door.  When not in the water, we have been enjoying playing games and eating copious amounts of good food, often with some extended family.

Although you could spend a full summer right here at camp, we have pulled ourselves away a couple times for some fun outings, too.  One day we went to eat at a restaurant on Lake Millinocket, and enjoyed hanging around a bit to soak in the amazing views of Mt. Katahdin in the background.

We are gearing up for our next adventure for a few days but are grateful and excited that we'll get to come back to "home camp" for a few more days before we leave Maine.  This state deserves every bit of its reputation as an awesome place to be!

 

 Mark and I were out kayaking when he got this shot of me with "camp" in the background. What a lovely place to be!

Mark and I were out kayaking when he got this shot of me with "camp" in the background. What a lovely place to be!

 Some version of this is Petunia's most common attire.

Some version of this is Petunia's most common attire.

 Picnic on Waffle Island with her cousin who is a special friend. I wonder how many hours total she's logged on Waffle Island so far?

Picnic on Waffle Island with her cousin who is a special friend. I wonder how many hours total she's logged on Waffle Island so far?

 For this journey, we didn't even leave our lake, just went to another part of it. Petunia did a great job as captain.

For this journey, we didn't even leave our lake, just went to another part of it. Petunia did a great job as captain.

 Petunia and another cousin, who are anxiously anticipating going ashore!

Petunia and another cousin, who are anxiously anticipating going ashore!

 The water here is so clear and beautiful, and the sand glitters with gold specks, like we're on some exotic faraway island.

The water here is so clear and beautiful, and the sand glitters with gold specks, like we're on some exotic faraway island.

 Petunia showing off a piece of gold.

Petunia showing off a piece of gold.

 Closer to home, we have enjoyed watching the playful--and sometimes aggressive with each other--hummingbirds at the feeder.

Closer to home, we have enjoyed watching the playful--and sometimes aggressive with each other--hummingbirds at the feeder.

 When one starts humming right by you, it is surprisingly loud!

When one starts humming right by you, it is surprisingly loud!

 Magnificent creature!

Magnificent creature!

 We caught another sight of our friend, Mr. Bald Eagle

We caught another sight of our friend, Mr. Bald Eagle

 Petunia is standing between her grandparents, who came with us in the RV to take us to lunch in an enchanted setting.

Petunia is standing between her grandparents, who came with us in the RV to take us to lunch in an enchanted setting.

 We ate lunch just up from this view! Lake Millinocket with Mt. Katahdin in the background.  Breathtaking!

We ate lunch just up from this view! Lake Millinocket with Mt. Katahdin in the background.  Breathtaking!

 Petunia captured this pic of us.

Petunia captured this pic of us.

 "Keep Maine Beautiful" as it is indeed a beautiful state!

"Keep Maine Beautiful" as it is indeed a beautiful state!

These days at camp have been a delightful mix of lake activity, socializing, resting and sightseeing. Lots of talking and laughing! What a blessing to do all this with family.