Any who, this gypsy bus was "like new" and "barely used" so it survived.
One thing that did come from the Puffin Visitor center, was this poem authored by Andrew. He was inspired, and we can't blame him. Puffins are pretty great.
Quick Maine tourist tip: Lighthouse Museums
We're going to go ahead and boil it down for you about lighthouses. Very pretty to look at from the outside. Some are tall, some are short and squat. Great to hike around and observe from the outside. Here is the big secret: they are all houses that provide light. The End. Don't waste money on the museum inside the lighthouse. Especially, don't waste money on a lighthouse museum that does not have a lighthouse connected to it. We watched grass grow at our campsite that was more intriguing. Light plus House = Lighthouse. If you want to know more about their "fresnel lenses", give Wikipedia a shot. You're welcome, we just saved you $60 and a lifetime of regret.
Now, here is a cute picture of the kids sitting on a giant buoy. Also known as a "Lighthouse on Water".
Maine Super Tourist Tip #2:
Only eat at places where you don't really have a server if you want to have an amazing dining experience. Roadside spots like "Claws" have been great stops for us. Its not that there is anything wrong with the service, but for some reason the food is just amazing every single time we stop at one of these joints. Mark got all analytical and launched into a soliloquy about "Focus" and "Priorities". April asked a stranger if it was time for Happy Hour yet.
Mark and the boys set off into the wilderness to make discoveries, and it didn't take long. They came upon a babbling brook and Andrew stopped in his tracks and exclaimed, "Well, it looks like my afternoon just got ALL BOOKED UP!" Into the creek he would plunge for hours of rock exploration and water bug inspection. Max was pretty excited too.
After finishing up with his wilderness exploration Andrew buckled down and got some work done on his very own travel blog...