We spent our first full day relatively close to Stonington, strolling through town, conquering a short nature walk, and taking many food breaks. However, the first task of the morning was to count the seagulls and boats out the window. During our morning walk, Lochy admired the buoys that lobstermen use to identify their traps. While we were exploring the town, dad had to take a conference call. He does his very best work in slippers. For lunch, we ate sandwiches and chips out of the trunk of the car. Dad takes his blueberry consumption very seriously—and expounded on the virtues of antioxidants. Plus, mini Maine blueberries are just so, so cute.
For second dessert we had ice cream in a small town nearby. It turns out Maine has delicious ice cream so we had a cone a day. Down the street we visited the high school where Uncle Tom used to teach.
It’s now a coffeeshop. Afterwards, we stopped by the house where Uncle Tom, Aunt Susan and babies lived. We coaxed the boys away from playing in the water, by taking them to “the volcano.” It really was an old volcano, but much to their dissapointment there was no lava. We climbed to the top and admired the views. (Jude and Lochy are missing their pants as they got soaked while playing in the water.)