Camp Weekend

Earlier this month, our team enjoyed a memorable Open House weekend at Camp Bishopswood in Hope. Camp director Mike Douglass invites potential campers and their families to stay and play, so they can get familiar with the grounds, their peers, and what camp is like. So smart! Bishopswood, which is located on the western shore of Megunticook Lake, is everything …

Our Visit to Ice Castles New Hampshire

If you read this blog, you know that Ice Castles NH is on our winter wish list of places to go. The Lincoln, New Hampshire venue, which is made up 20,000,000 pounds of ice to explore, was originally created by a Utah-based father named Brent Christensen for his children. The castles that Brent built in his backyard eventually grew to a …

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Winter Adventures Wish List

Now that the long winter season is upon us, MP has been brainstorming ways to the keep the family outdoors and active. Here are some of the adventures she’s hoping to take: Ice Fishing Full disclosure: Grumpy Old Men with Walter Mathau, Jack Lemmon and Ann Margaret is one of MPs favorite winter films. In the movie, the men are …

A Visit to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston

In June, MP interviewed LEGO Master Model Builder, Ian Coffey. We discussed his visit to Portland and how he landed his incredibly fun job at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Boston. After chatting with Ian, our team was curious to check out LEGOLAND® Discovery Center for ourselves. We decided on the weekend before Halloween, so we could experience the new location’s Brick-or-Treat …

Maine Artisan Bread Fair

MP would travel anywhere in Maine for good bread. This Saturday, the Maine Grain Alliance is hosting its annual bread fair with over 60 food vendors from across New England. Even though Skowhegan is an hour-plus drive, the promise of skilled bakers offering wood-fired pizza, decadent pastries, and crusty baguettes is enough for MP to get the family in the …

Summer Plans

The second installment of our Maine Insider video is on visitmaine.com! The video highlights our visit to Popham Beach and Fort Popham in Phippsburg, and MP talks about some of our favorite festivals throughout the summer and early fall. You can view the video here:

Suddenly, Last Summer: Becoming Maine Insiders

On this sunny March Friday, with the promise of warmer days ahead, it’s nice to recall last summer. A highlight of our August was filming a short piece as Maine Insiders for the Maine Department of Tourism. The two-day shoot took us from Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport to Popham Beach and all of our favorite places in …

Road Trip Activities for Kids

The Cute Potato team survived a long road trip from Maine to Ohio with the help of some travel-friendly art kits and a great children’s album, plus a few stops for ice cream. We don’t have video in our Subaru, so MP and DP are dependent on books, music, and games to keep the kids occupied in the car. Before …

A Day at Fenway Park

The Cute Potato family spent last Friday at Fenway Park with the Biddeford Tigers. The kids and their parents took part in a CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camp, which is designed for children with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Now in its 7th year, the baseball camp initiative — a team effort between CVS Caremark and the Boston Red …

McLaughlin Garden

What a treat it was to visit the McLaughlin Garden in South Paris. The kids loved exploring the small pathways between the gardens, while MP took in all of the lush, spring color. We stopped at a bench near the barn for a picnic lunch, and then explored the Garden Gift Shop. The lovely shop is stocked with brightly glazed …