Her proximity to the beach facilitated our viewing of the Perseid meteor shower. We walked over and lay down in the sand and watched shooting stars for almost an hour while listening to the crashing waves; it was so relaxing. My mother (a mere three miles away) said they couldn't see for the clouds, but I'm pretty sure it was light pollution. Our delightful viewing came crashing to an end when a couple of drunk guys stumbled onto the beach and started throwing a lighted frisbee. Oh well. It was great while it lasted!
My cousin's younger daughter has become obsessed with lighthouses, so we visited Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth (look for Edward Hopper's portrayals) and then to Portland Head Lighthouse. I can't believe in all the time we've been going to Maine we've never been!
We also went shopping with the girls which was a lot less painful than it sounds--especially to this non-shopper. Those girls are so good. I don't know how my sister got so lucky! They made it through lunch (where there were no high chairs, only booster seats without the seatbelts) and several stores. And my sister got to do a full shop at her favorite store.
If you enjoyed this postcard from Maine, you might want to check out Serendipitous Jo's Summer (Pet themed) Blog Hop. Self-promotion warning: today's postcard is from me to Vickie. You can read it here.