Maine Weekend

Ambitious weekend.  We drove up to Maine from New York with the kiddos for one of my best friend’s weddings.  In addition to a beautiful ceremony and catching up with friends, we also took in a one of the first fall weekends in New England.  Enjoy the pics!

Although it just turned Fall, New England leaves are starting to turn

The wedding was in Kennebunk, Maine, which is right next to Kennebunkport, Maine, which is where George H.W. Bush used to vacation.

We stayed at a Franciscan Monastery, which was the site of the reception. They must get outside funding, because our 3 bedroom room (we brought the kids) was $149/night. And the breakfast, which was awesome, cost a $3 suggested donation per person. Nice!

Both the bride and groom are big surfers, so we checked out the beach. Surfers (and paddleboarders) were out! (It was NOT warm)

Ken and Cruz, watching the surfers

The Pomona girls. (In case you were wondering, Maine beaches in September are colder than California beaches… always).

When in Maine, eat lobster. Ken had a lobster roll at The Clam Shack in Kennebunk (pictured above), and I had clam strips (hungry = I ate them before I could take a picture). Both were delish.

At the wedding. The ceremony started with a “kids parade” down the aisle. Cruz decided to scoot (right after the two kids on stilts). Pretty awesome scene… until Cruz wouldn’t keep quiet during the ceremony, and Ken had to take him outside.

Cruz’s dress rehearsal

Crayons at the table. Yes, those are matching J Crew shirts.

Me and the beautiful bride. Congrats Gigs and Peter!

It was truly a great weekend. So fun to be reunited with my college gals to celebrate the union of two lovely people. Gigs and Peter are a great pair, and it was an honor to share their special day with them.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. This is a great time of year to be in Maine. After the summer tourist rush, but before it gets too cold. Glad you enjoyed the weekend. I enjoyed the pictures.

    • Thanks! Weekend was great — had never been to Maine before so it was great to see up north! and of course the celebration of one of my besties!

  2. I have eaten there! That is an amazing lobster roll. The key is obviously the lobster but the bread (and butter and mayo) really make the sandwich.

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