The long New England winter is but a mere memory. Spring is just about at its end and the summer is fast approaching. Time for me to go on weekend trips again. This past weekend I took a trip to Old Orchard Beach Maine.
The weekend started on Friday after work with a hour and a half drive to the Admiral Motel. A small place, only ten rooms and the room I had was not very big but for a weekend all I need is a bed and a bathroom and they were both clean.
Diner at Famous Dave’s BBQ on Friday night. Good food and a fun atmosphere for dinner.
Breakfast on Saturday morning was at the Egg and I. Unique breakfast menu, I opted for the Egg-ceptional omelet, filling and tasty.
Saturday my plans where to locate a local light house for some pictures. Unfortunately a part of the town was closed down for a sidewalk arts and crafts festival. It made driving a bit of a hassle so I decided against dealing with what could have been a long drive and chose to look for it on Sunday before my drive home.
After deciding not to look for the lighthouse I turned around and headed back to Old Orchard Beach. The boardwalk boasts having the only beachfront amusement park in New England. Having about 30 rides ranging from kiddie rides, thrill rides and roller coasters.
The rest of the board walk is filled with gift shops, t-shirt shops, bars, restaurants and other types of concessions.
One of the best stores was Dickenson’s Candy Shop. It was a very fun store to just walk around and they even have a sampling of sugar free candies as well.
After more than two and a half hours of walking around and viewing the sights and visiting gift shops it was off the beach for a nice country drive. Dinner was at the Longhorn Steakhouse. Great food at a good price.
Sunday morning brought heavy rain. Not a real big deal my main plans for the day is to drive home. I did take a drive to the coast to look for the light house but I think the rain cut down visibility and was not able to see it. Drive home took a bit longer than I had expected but it was still a fun drive.