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It was so beautiful this past weekend, Mike and I decided to travel to Georgetown, Maine, precisely Reid State Park. First of all, I just want to voice how excited I am that Maine hit the 50’s temperature range on Saturday. That’s a BIG deal, at least for me. To celebrate, we packed up the pups and took a drive north about an hour and landed in this beauty:

LouiseInPerson- Georgetown, Maine

The rocky Maine coast is gorgeous. After a thrashing of a winter, it’s refreshing to explore the outdoors again. The pines are green and the water bluer than I remember.

LouiseInPerson- Reid State Park

We went to Reid State Park which is wonderfully preserved and a photographer’s dream come true. There are two primary beaches within the park. We visited the Mile Beach. The sand is smooth with big grains and white sea shells. It was so lovely, I didn’t want the day to end.

LouiseInPerson- Mile Beach

We walked around the entirety of the park and soaked up some much needed Vitamin D for a change. The pups had a good time as well, smelling shells and eating washed up seaweed. They also kept attempting to drink the ocean water and realizing it wasn’t to their liking. It was pretty entertaining for us humans.

LouiseInPerson- Reid State Park

LouiseInPerson- Georgetown, Maine

LouiseInPerson- Reid State Park

LouiseInPerson- Reid State Park

LouiseInPerson- Georgetown, Maine

If you ever visit Maine, I would highly recommend Reid State Park if you enjoy natural environments and being seaside! Hope you all had a great weekend as well!

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This past weekend, we made a getaway vacation out of Rangeley, Maine and stayed at a quaint Bed & Breakfast after cross-country skiing on Saddleback Mountain. Get all of that? There were many firsts to be had there.

LouiseInPerson- Saddleback Mountain, ME

Our first B&B experience was really nice. At first, it feels strangely familiar, like visiting an aunt’s house and using her sheets and bath towels. I wanted to hug the owners and ask for permission to borrow a car or warn them we were staying out past 9. The room was cozy and decked out with quilted blankets, soft worn towels, floral wallpaper and framed Parisian styled quotes with cliche sayings like “no place like home” or “a clean bath is a good bath.” It worked. We felt comfy and satisfied with home cooked foods, honey tea and warm sheets. Kudos to the North Country B&B!

LouiseInPerson- B&B

LouiseInPerson- B&B

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I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Lisbon Falls only twice, once in the summer and once in the winter. Lisbon Falls is a small town with seemingly few attractions but in fact, there are some neat facts delved in the history of this little treasure.

We first decided to stop in during the town’s annual Moxie Days festival wherein by Moxie, the first mass- produced soft drink, is celebrated for all its divine glory. Moxie is such a big deal that it was named the official soft drink of Maine on May 10, 2005. It was created around 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson who named the soft drink after his friend, Lieutenant Moxie, who purportedly discovered a rare South American extract used in Moxie. Originally, the drink was marketed as a method of fighting paralysis and nervousness. After this silliness, Moxie was deemed as “a delicious blend of bitter and sweet, a drink to satisfy everyone’s taste.” That’s more like it.

Nowadays when soda comes to mind, we think Coke or Pepsi, but if you want to try something uniquely different and a true original, try Moxie. I was pleasantly surprised.

LouiseInPerson- Lisbon Falls

LouiseInPerson- Lisbon Falls

LouiseInPerson- Lisbon Falls

LouiseInPerson- Lisbon Falls

In addition to Moxie madness, the infamous horror writer, Stephen King attended the high school here in Lisbon Falls where his interest in horror began. Often times, King will base his novels’ fictional towns off Lisbon Falls, where he grew up. Lisbon Falls was once a mill town before enduring a fire. It seems as though several New England towns have met with a great fire or two in their history.

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