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.