It’s easy to discover why Maine’s catchphrase is, “The Way Life Should Be,” when spending a summer vacation in the northeastern-most state. Cooler climates, clearer seas and quieter environs beckon, offering people any mixture of adventure or relaxation. Nature hikes, charter boats or a round of golf or mini-golf followed by homemade ice cream and window shopping help relieve the stress with a much-needed vacation.
On several occasions, stellar sunsets brought people out to try taking their best photos with cameras or smart phones to share the moment with others. It’s has become a new tradition for the family, which returns to a time when my parents packed up the car and took my brother and I up old U.S. Route 1 to enjoy our childhood summers.