Saturday, August 11, 2012

A trip to Hampton Beach

I went with my extended family on a trip to Hampton Beach this week.  I had been there before but it was off season and everything was closed up except for a couple restaurants.  This time it was packed!  Wall to wall people on the beach.  The water was surprisingly not that cold.  I was able to go in and enjoy the waves.  The kids really had a great time.
 It was nice to relax and enjoy some time at the beach.  It had been a long time since I had done that.. well not really, I did go to St. Croix!  
Hampton is a very busy little town catering to tourism.  It has all the usual shops and eateries.  There were a lot of fast food kiosks everywhere.  Dozens of motels, hotels etc..  People were riding by on these crazy bike things.  There was a main operator but everyone had to pedal!
On Wed night there were fireworks and bands playing.  People really seemed to be enjoying the band.  There were a lot of older people in the crowd.

On Friday we drove up to York, Maine to see the Nubble lighthouse.  I love Maine.  Unfortunately it was foggy and we didn't see much of the lighthouse.  We did enjoy the rocks, ocean and people watching.  One man caught a huge blue fish.

I even found a geocache hidden and I wasn't even looking for one!  That was a bonus.  All in all it was a nice trip except for the ride home where we were stuck in miles of backed up traffic on the Mass turnpike.  I was glad to get home.  I got a sunburn and a bruised foot.  The foot was because a wall unit fell off the wall onto my foot!
Next trip I think will be to Connecticutt to a beach there where we can also camp.