for our final week in maine, we were in the middle of the state, also in the middle of nowhere, at a cute little campsite, where the internet was terrible, the air was crisp, and we were the only campers.
we laid pretty low most of the week, except for the first and last days there, when derek was not working.
the first day, we loaded up the kids and went to the debsconeag lakes wilderness area to do a little outdoor exploring. derek had read about some ice caves that were pretty kid friendly, so we decided to give it a try.
we actually didn’t see much ice while we were in the caves. it’s probably the worst time of year that we could have gone for optimum iciness. but, it was quite chilly and when we peered down into this one hole, we got a glimpse of the ice for which the caves are named.
when we booked our month in maine, we had hoped to see some changing leaves. sadly, we really didn’t see many until we were driving out on the last day. but there were a few random trees and leaves here and there. i’ll take it.
finally, back at a little lodge/store/restaurant near the entrance, we purchased ginormous ice cream cones (i may have used bribery to get the kids moving quickly and without arguing). anyhow. maine wild blueberry for me. also, i definitely walked 100 yards away to take this picture, on a bridge over the river, with a pretty mountain in the background.
we had a very chill week after that, staying at the campground, except for an occasional grocery run. on the last day, we would venture out again….