That was what we woke up to every morning throughout our stay! So beautiful and serene. Plus, the weather throughout the past weekend was amazing. I’m still having a withdrawal… Anyway, we woke up pretty early on Saturday morning thanks to Mr. Sun. I loved it though. It’s like being woken up by a bundle of energy, no grogginess or whatsoever. Jeff on the other hand.. he definitely hates it, haha!
We went to check the laundry room before we had our breakfast because.. Ophelia my
evil lovely cat peed on some of our clothes. Le sigh. Yep, so when Jeff placed the luggage on the floor the night we were packing our things, she somehow managed to pee in it in the middle of the night. Poor Jeff had to find out the hard way, he was about to put on a shirt when he smelled the pee. So glad that the place that we were staying in has on-site laundry and dryer machines! Feeling relieved, we went over to the breakfast corner to feed our hungry tummies. The free continental breakfast wasn’t bad at all, in fact, I loved it. They served quite a variety of breakfast from boiled eggs, yoghurt, bread, croissants to fruit salad which was my favorite (and the almond croissants!). We sat outside while eating our breakfast, totally feeling like retired couples enjoying our retirement days, lol.
Afterwards, we went back into our room to start packing for our little picnic date. We didn’t really have any place in mind so we decided to Google some of the places nearby. We were contemplating between having the picnic at the nearby beach or to take a one mile hike up Mount Mengunticook where we can enjoy the view of lake Megunticook while having our picnic. We ended up choosing the latter and plan to go to the beach after the picnic instead because the internet said (gotta trust the internet, lol) “enjoy a mile hike up the mountain to find a beautifully placed cross and spectacular view. Have a picnic at the top over-looking one of Maine’s most beautiful lakes” and we thought that was perfect for our plan so off we went!
The hike up the mountain was quite a terrible experience for me considering the fact that I was wearing a dress.. and if it wasn’t because Jeff managed to convince me to wear my sport shoes, I would’ve been hiking with my flats! I totally didn’t expect it to be a real hike because all the other hikes that I’ve done were nothing compared this. But putting all the bugs and whining aside, I enjoyed the hike! I just wished I was better prepared and dressed for it. Other hikers probably thought I was crazy for wearing a dress, hahaha! Oh, and we also saw a woodpecker! My first time ever seeing it in real life. Well I didn’t know if it was really a woodpecker until I Googled it, lol. Thank you Google!
We chose not to hike up to the summit and settled to end our hike when we reached the Maiden Cliff. Once we were there, it took us a few minutes to take in the magnificent view. It felt so surreal. I felt so happy to be able to make it up there because ooh, let me tell you, I was so ready to give up half way. Ask Jeff, he’ll tell you, hahaha! If it wasn’t for him helping me and guiding me, I think it would’ve taken me a lot longer time to reach the cliff.
After recovering from our hike, we set up our little picnic spot and what else? Ate! It was amazing and relaxing at the same time to sit by the cliff, munching on homemade food while overlooking such picturesque view with someone that you’re hoping to spend the rest of your life with. We ended up only eating Jeff’s tuna sandwich and the pico de gallo with chips despite bringing all the other food, hahaha! And by the way, I’m loving my new picnic basket as well as picnic blanket that I bought just for this occasion! Totally recommended.
For the most part, we were the only ones up there and the only ones who were having a picnic by the Maiden Cliff because most hikers were there for the view. It was perfect and it felt like the place belonged to us. We even brought a bottle of pink moscato and did a toast to our relationship, our love as well as Elenora, the twelve-year old girl who fell from the cliff because we set up our picnic spot right behind her white cross memorial.
The descent wasn’t too bad at all! We were down in probably about half an hour? Or perhaps less than that. We drove around the area for a little bit and then we decided to go back to Gleenmoor to put away our picnic stuff before going out again to check out the nearby beach and Downtown Camden.
Lincolnville beach was a lot smaller than we pictured it but it was definitely a lot more relaxing. Less of that hustle and bustle. The waves would grow bigger each time a boat or ferry leaves the dock and the kids would start screaming in happiness. Very adorable. I love people-watching. It kind of lets you put a “pause” on your life and just watch others imagining the what, where, how about the people. It’s kind of therapeutic, don’t you think? Or is it just me that enjoys it? Haha! Anyway, we left the beach and made our way to play some mini golf somewhere in Rockport. I lost to Jeff.. what’s new right? I thought I had him until I lost my mojo because he stole my turn at one point, hahaha. Keeding! Then we made our way to Downtown Camden. I wasn’t expecting it, but Jeff actually managed to find a store that sells Magic the Gathering cards! We were looking for Walmart or Target nearby the day that we arrived but we couldn’t find any that’s closer than an hour away. Our plan for the night was set then, we were so excited you have no idea, lol.
Downtown Camden was delightful! I love everything about it, and especially the friendly people. I told Jeff that I was craving some seafood so we decided to have our dinner at a restaurant called Cappy’s Chowder House. Everybody who knows me, knows that I love, love, love, love me some calamari and Cappy’s is one the best that I’ve ever had! Every single thing that we ordered was so scrumptious! The restaurant itself has a view through the back window overlooking the harbor. If you’re planning to visit the area, you should definitely give this place a try! Ugh, I get hungry just thinking about the food!
We went back to Glenmoor with happy bellies and… you’ve guessed it we spent our night doing laundry, playing Magic cards while watching “How It’s Made” and “My Cat from Hell”. We only played one round before we decided it’s time to call it a night though, haha. But.. I WON! Ha! I don’t get to say that often, especially because of the fact that I won with no help from Jeff! It was a wonderful day, nothing less than perfect.