Fourth of July in Maine

I was in the US last week for work, so I took the opportunity to fly to Maine and spend the weekend of the Fourth with my family and my kids who are staying with my parents for the month of July.

In my Friday Five Fourth of July post, I was looking forward to the Maine weather, the ocean, family, friends & racing. Well, I managed to get it all in. Be prepared for a photo dump… so much to tell, I have tried to keep it short and to the point.

On Friday, after some relaxing, I spent the afternoon with my girls, doing some shopping. My sister in law had given me a list of things she wanted so we were busy running from store to store trying to find what we needed.

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Saturday morning was my  LLBean 10K race I was up at 4:15 a.m. and out of the house by 5:30. After my race (recap coming soon), I headed over the the golf course to pick up my father. While I was waiting, I ordered a drink and someone said “Karen, what are you doing here ? “ Whoa ! It was my uncle. One of those weird moments where you are not expecting to see someone there so your brain has to reconnect the dots… so we sat and chatted while waiting for my father to finish.

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Then we were off, going to meet my mother and second daughter for lunch at Paul’s Marina in Brunswick, a marina where my eldest daughter is working for the month. This is her first job and we wanted to see her in action. So she made us sandwiches and hauled lobster while we enjoyed the view. Our friends then took my second daughter and I out for a ride on the ocean.

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So we spent a good 4 hours at the marina before heading home. We were having family over for a BBQ and  cards. 20150704_174514_resized

On Sunday, I went for a walk with my mom and my aunt along the “Rail Trail” which runs along the Kennebec River. If you are ever in the Augusta, Maine area, this is SO NICE. It used to be a railroad, which is no longer in use, so they built a walking / biking path and it follows the river. We then spent a good part of the day chatting with more friends & family who stopped by, and playing cards. That evening my BFF from high school came up and we spent the evening together.

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Monday I worked from my parents before heading back to Boston for a flight back to Paris. It was a fantastic weekend, and everything I was hoping my Fourth of July weekend would be. I love Maine in the summer, I love seeing my family and the experience for my girls is priceless.

I am linking up with Tara at Running n Reading so be sure to check her out as well as the other bloggers.

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How was your weekend ?

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Comments: 8

  1. casey July 7, 2015 at 6:57 am Reply

    Great post! I love the photos. Can’t wait to follow your training!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration July 7, 2015 at 10:11 pm Reply

      Thanks Casey !

  2. Jennifer July 7, 2015 at 10:23 pm Reply

    Fun time in Maine! You and your daughters look like triplets (I think its the glasses – love them).
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    • Karen - French Inspiration July 8, 2015 at 7:15 am Reply

      Yes, we are a glasses family….

  3. Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy July 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm Reply

    I love, love, love all of your pictures!!! I absolutely love Maine too and think it’s such a magical place! I love the whole “lighthouses, beachy, misty, lobster” feeling in Maine. I also love the great outlet stores in Kittery! Ha ha. It looks like you had a fabulous fourth!!!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration July 8, 2015 at 7:14 am Reply

      Didn’t have time to make it to Kittery this time around but yes, great stores ! Hope you had a great Fourth !

  4. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork July 8, 2015 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Sounds like a great little reunion!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration July 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm Reply

      It was, and I loved the New England weather. Hope your fourth was great !

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