We had a really nice time in Maine. We don't get up there as often as we used to when we were kids. The babies were good (except for Beatrice's biting incident with Julian. Uggh. She doesn't bite when she's mad or frustrated, in fact, its quite the opposite. She takes a nibble when you're snuggling or tickling or if she's hugging and loving up on you. Its not frequent but once is one time too many! Man, no one wants the kid that's the biter...)
So we did all of the typical "Maine" activities. Beaching, boating, jet-skiing (* a la Kenny Powers), sitting by the fire, roasting wienies and marshmallows, walking in the woods, eating lobster, watching sunsets, arguing and fighting (is that only a Perez family tradition?)
It was nice to turn off the cell phone and computer, barely watch TV, breathe in the fresh air, swim in the clean lake, and fall into a deep, comatose sleep at night.
When Beatrice woke up at home on Monday morning, she pointed to her door and said "Boat." She was a broken record with that word all weekend, pointing out each and every boat in the lake.
Now for some photos.
This is Frye's Leap. People scale the side and jump off the top. Stupid people. Namely, Dave and Cory.
The requisite nature shots.
There's this all natural clay at the bottom of the lake. You look the Incredible Hulk (minus the muscles) but it totally cleans out the pores. And you save yourself about $50 in spa fees.
Note that the knee brace is not mine, nor was I wearing it for medical reasons. My brother left it at the dock where we took off from and he wanted it back at the beach. I think it adds a bad ass element to the photo, like "I jet ski so hard, I injure myself."
I know I'm biased but it doesn't get much cuter than this.
* My brother borrowed his friend's jet ski. We were calling him Kenny Powers all week. He also borrowed his friend's car to tow up the jet ski. Guess what kind of car it was. Yup, that's right, a Denali. "Me on the other hand, I get the glory, I get the fame, the money, the jewels, the cash, the Denali, getting drunk on the reg, fucking good times on the reg, yachts on the reg, sex on the reg, basically all the shit that most men fantasize about." (Best line ever at 1:54.) If you don't get this joke, you need to smarten up and gets to watching EastBound and Down.
The entire photo set is here.