This morning I got up and went for a run on my usual path. It was cold and misty, which gave me a really good excuse to wear my new Patriots beanie. Looking back, I don't know why I bought that because I'll never use it in Tucson. Oh well. Maybe I'll go skiing next year, just so I can wear it. The mornings this time of year are often misty like it was this morning. It's great to run in the mist because it constantly keeps you cool (and wet). For this reason: Maine > Arizona.
Chelsea left us this morning to go back to Connecticut. We'll meet up with her in a few days for her graduation. Before she left, we went to "Cameron's Lobster House" in Brunswick. Again, I was not feeling the lobster, so I went with haddock. Wendy assures me the lobster was excellent.
(Wendy's note: The steamers were also excellent, as both Chelsea and I will attest, but Joel still refuses so much as a "no thank you bite" to those.)
I wanted to visit at least one fort on this trip, so to finish off the day, we did just that. We drove south to Fort Popham. You know how Maine has those jaggedy pieces of earth all along the coast? Yeah, it was at the tip of one of those. So even though it was only 14 miles from our hotel, it took us a little more than a half hour to get there! This is where the saying "Ya can't get theyah from heyah" comes from. For this reason: Arizona > Maine.
When we got there, we were blown away by the views! We walked around the fort, which was cool. It was built by the English to hold 28 cannons, and we were able to see each window where the cannons would have been set up. The fort also had some super creepy rooms that were pitch black and stone cold. We were too afraid to go in those rooms and our cell phone flashlights didn't do a decent job of lighting our path. So no pics of that scary awesomeness.
Perhaps the best part about the fort was the bay area. I commented to Wendy that I wanted to swim in the water because it looked so clear and inviting, when she suddenly yelled "Seals!". We looked out on the water and saw tons of seals (and ducks) just swimming around. Below is a video we got of some of the seals swimming.
Wendy's note: So I'm taking the photo above of Joel by the water, and notice all these black dots on the water. Not sure what they are so I'm looking hard, and they start moving. I was so excited to find seals! We watched them for a super long time and I took about 20 short videos trying to get more than just a bunch of floating black dots, but it finally paid off.
After our fort and seal adventures came to an end, we went back to Brunswick and ate at my second favorite German restaurant, "Richard's" (my first, in California, recently closed... I guess that makes Richard's my new number one).