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Lighthouse in Ogunquit

As we drift in and out of sleep in the early morning hours, we hear a steady, heavy pelting of rain outside.  Gustav has already mangled the Caribbean and Southern US and now he's unleashing the last of his fury on the Northeast.  Around 4am, we wake up when the occupants in the room next to us start checking out.  We pick up bits and pieces of their conversation, but it seems that their room has been flooded.  Something about water everywhere.  Sucks to be them.  We keep snoozing, too tired to make the connection that if the room next door to us flooded, odds are that our's has flooded too.  We wake up a few hours later and wearily slide our legs off the bed...SQUISH!  Our carpet is soaked.  In fact the room is swimming in a good 2 inches of water.

The coast at Ogunquit
  THANK GOD we packed last night and our luggage is above ground!  Unfortunately, we're heading to a wedding so we can't just throw on some clothes and book it out of the Poseidan Adventure.  We take turns waiting on the safety of the bed, while the other showers, dresses and gets ready while avoiding the ground as much as possible. 

We go to leave and the poor hotel staff is already busy trying to vaccuum up the water.  We aren't charged for the last night's stay which is a bonus.  We get on the road and try to figure out some breakfast plans.  Our initial idea is to stop somewhere where we can sit down and relax for a bit--we had planned to take a more leisurely approach to leaving Bar Harbor, but the rain stopped that.  We hit a lonely stretch of highway and don't pass any restaurants except.

Self-portrait
..you guessed it...Dunkin Donuts...for miles.  We finally break down and get more donuts and milk.  A few miles down the road, we see billboards for other restaurants...d'oh!  Just our luck. 

We arrive in Ogunquit, Maine, site of our friends Sara and Adam's wedding, about an hour before the ceremony.  We park and walked along the rocky shore, savoring the salty cool temperatures that we'll have to leave behind when we go back to South Texas.  At noon, we head to the wedding, held in the gardens of a condominium Sara's family has vacationed at for years.  The ceremony is sweet.  Afterward, we have a little bit of time to mingle and congratulate the couple before we have to head back to Boston for our flight (No time for cake--boo!). 

From here it's a rush back to return the car, check in for the flight and then fly to Dallas then Austin.  We don't get home until nearly midnight and tomorrow's a school day.  Ugh!  It's been a jam-packed weekend and we're both ready to be home. 

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Lighthouse in Ogunquit
Lighthouse in Ogunquit
The coast at Ogunquit
The coast at Ogunquit
Self-portrait
Self-portrait
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Back in Mass.
Back in Mass.
Dunkin Donuts on either side of th…
Dunkin Donuts on either side of t…
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