In July, I’m going to take a wooden boat course on a schooner out of Penobscot Bay. I’m so psyched! So, I know what to do for that part of the vacation.
Now, Dad says, hey, why don’t we come with you? Leave on Wednesday or Thursday, drop you off at the boat on Sunday, you come home alone. That leaves us with four nights to do the tourist things.
We’re probably flying into Portland and my boat is in Camden. None of us have ever been to Maine. Me and my mom are into walking and museums and everything, but my dad has several herniated discs in his back - if he has to walk, he ain’t doing it. I don’t want this to be another trip full of “Well I guess I should have stayed home!”, etc, even though he’s the one who wanted to go!
Dad’s into maritime history, boats, etc. I don’t know if I can get him to do a half-day windjammer cruise or anything - it depends on how he’s feeling, I guess. He’s up for museums and such if they have a wheelchair he can use. (He doesn’t generally use a wheelchair around town, but we really find it invaluable when we’re out of town and doing walking-heavy stuff. Thank you, Louvre! Thank you, Honolulu Aquarium! Thank you, Tivoli Gardens!)
We haven’t yet decided how much time to spend where - we’ll get a rental car in Portland, of course. Is there enough to do in Camden and surrounding areas that we can just go there? Spend a few nights in Portland? Anywhere close we ought to go? What’s can’t-miss?