Kittery : Mall and LobsterJune 15, 2017 in the United States
Standard breakfast at the Coachman, then off to the outlets. The shops are in different clusters along both sides of the road for about a mile. Plenty of seats for me to sit and read while shopping.
The main stores patronised were Osh Gosh, Carters and Chicos. Very restrained purchasing. A lot is riding on the Mall in North Conway NH on Monday. NH Does not have a sales tax and we hope for Monday Madness. The entire holiday schedule has been engineered so that we are in a NH mall on a Monday.
I did try on two pairs of Hilfiger chinos, black, but leg sizes too short in one and too long in the other. I thought I should go through this process to lead by example and to thereby ensure my shopping companion complied with her daughter's instruction to try things on before buying. I had the same issue with size in Columbia looking for a light waterproof breathable jacket. They had L and XXL but not the required XL.
My only purchase was a fridge magnet.
We finished shopping at around 1:30 and repaired to McDonalds to plan the rest of the day. We visited Kittery (stylish, lots of big houses, fort overlooking the cove where we saw two guys catch a big salmon from a boat just off the shore), Ogunquit (a classy resort, quite commercialised but in a stylish way) and York (historic centre, old houses, jail, schoolhouse, loads of information boards). The satnav went haywire and deleted everything as we were driving along. After telling us to turn left....into the sea!
We ate steamed clams, stuffed lobster and stuffed shrimp at Lobster Cove in York Harbour. Some of us had Prosecco. Others of us had water.
We returned via a pharmacy for cough medicine.
Due to the fact that I had reserved the two nights separately, we had to vacate room 1 this morning and re-register this evening for room 2. I hadn't spotted that the two rooms were a different configuration when I booked. VLL.
The hotel, the Coachman Inn, is a non-chain operation. Very clean, spacious rooms, decent breakfast. Motel type, though last night's room was upstairs.
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