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September 6th, 2007 at 12:11 am

Old Orchard Beach


On one of our last days in Maine, we drove down to Old Orchard Beach. It was a lovely day, and the beach was packed. I’ve never seen a beach so full in California. I had no idea what the plan was for the day. I’m not sure that anyone did. DH had told me that it was like the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The thing is that we got an early start; we were there at 8:30 or so, and the amusement park didn’t open until noon. Did we bring anything for the beach? No, of course not. So we went shopping.

We found a great store, not too expensive, a couple of blocks from the beach. Unfortunately, I don’t recall the name. We got everything, swimsuits, towels, toys, boogie boards, a mat, a chair for Granny, and probably other stuff that I can’t remember. The owner of the store was very, very helpful. I was able to find a really well fitting 2 piece bathing suit that I liked.


We were having so much fun playing that we didn’t keep track of the time, and we all got hungry. Pulguito has a terrible time behaving when he’s hungry, so we had some incidents on the way to the restaurant at the end of the pier. We had to sit out on the balcony which was about 18 inches wider than the tables. Pulguito had a major meltdown, so DH took him out of the restaurant. We couldn’t wait any longer, so we ordered w/o Pulguito and DH. I ordered DH a margarita which he appreciated when he got back.

Once we got some food into Pulguito, he was an angel. We had a nice lunch and headed back down the pier. Pulguito was totally fixated on getting an ice cream or popsicle. Chunguita found a place that did hairwraps, and DH bought her one. After walking away with Pulguito, I decided I really wanted one, so I went back and had one done. I’m really glad I did.

On the way out, we stopped and went on some rides.

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