After Saturday’s fun in Kennebunk, I had to run off to photograph a wedding with my good friend Patty of Kivalo Photography. I got home that night, played a round of backyard disc golf and then hit the hay… Sunday was going to be busy with fun!
For the second time in two days, we woke the baby up early from his nap and headed out! This time we were headed north, first to Brunswick, to Thomas Point Beach to the first annual V A G Fair (Volkswagen Audi Group). Thomas Point Beach was a super fantastic find! It’s a campground / park and has a quiet little beach on the ocean – high tide is NOT the time to visit this beach… and they have a little sign that tells you when the tides are for the day. I can’t tell you how many times I have driven past the road at Cook’s Corner in Brunswick to head to the hospital (to have a baby or see my doctor) or to meet a friend at the movie theater… I had no idea this gem of a park was right there!
I’m not one to frequent car shows of any variety, but David has been a VW/Audi fan extraordinaire for almost his entire life. He even has a car collecting dust in the garage. haha. So, this was my first and the baby’s first VW car show, ever. I’m told that they are typically a rowdy gathering with lots of music, vendors and food. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this was not the case for this show, albeit, it was their first year. The man who put it together runs a much larger show in PA and recently moved to ME and decided to give it a shot here in Maine. So I’m told. I got to see a car that he helped a friend photograph a couple of years ago that got published in a european car magazine (I’m at a loss for the name of the magazine but it is “Euro”-something…
After we had seen all of the cars and played in the grass for a bit, we headed to Brunswick’s downtown to Wild Oats Bakery for lunch. Wild Oats is one of my favorite bakeries in Maine and I especially love their vegetarian options for sandwiches!
After lunch we hopped back in the car to enjoy part of the Old Port Festival. We parked our car and headed up the hill to Portland’s Monument Square to catch Andrew McMahon playing on WCYY’s patio – My daughter LOVES his song “Cecilia and The Satellite“.
We caught the end of Spose’s set and then watched McMahon play before we headed down to Middle Street to the children’s section of the Old Port Fest. There, we watched dancers and worked on some sidewalk chalk art and made paper crowns.
After we had our fill of chalk and crayons, we headed down the hill towards commercial street and checked out some of the tents, music, and food. Along the way we found Curious George outside of Treehouse Toys! Baby J wasn’t scared of him at all, either!
It was a quick visit at the fesitval this year since we had been running around so much, but we still got our fix of crowds, fried food and really great music! I always look forward to this festival each year and I have been ever-so-thankful that it hasn’t rained for the past few years! And, you know it was a great day filled with fun when the child that never sleeps in the car passes out cold after 5 minutes…. SUCCESS!