The Maine Attraction



{This story appeared on Ten to Twenty Parenting, a website about raising teens and tweens.}

My wife and I have been going to the same location for about 20 years. It’s a family-owned cabin in Lincolnville, near Camden on Route 1 along the coast. There’s not much to Lincolnville, really. You’ll find a small beach nestled between two seafood restaurants and a rocky inlet named Duck Trap. I’m still not sure how Duck Trap got its name because I’ve never seen any ducks trapped there and can’t imagine how one might, in fact, become trapped. Camden lies to the south of town, Belfast just north.

Our trip from Connecticut takes about six hours, allowing for a couple of pit stops. We have three kids—two young teens and a tween—and a beagle who hates, above all else, car rides. Thankfully he’s getting better; his vomiting and defecating used to add another hour or so to our journey. Continue reading