Oh! The Places I’ve Been – “K” is for KENNEBUNKPORT


Outside of Mainers, few people had ever heard of Kennebunkport, until George Herbert Walker Bush was elected president and all eyes turned to the Bushes’ summer retreat at Walker Point. There it is, way, way behind me. This was as close as I was allowed.

photo by M. Reynolds
photo by M. Reynolds

Maine is one of my favorite getaway places. Easily accessible from anywhere in New England, it offers everything – even a desert! Kennebunkport is one of the wealthiest communities in the state of Maine, so it’s a tourist destination for me, not a retirement option. And if you’ve ever been to Maine in the hot, hot summer, you will know that the ocean water stays pretty cold. The average water temperature in Portland in August is 62 degrees – now that’s refreshing!

Where to eat? My suggestions: The Maine Diner in nearby Wells, Hurricane at Dock Square in K’port.

And how about some lobstah chowdah? Here’s is Hurricane’s recipe – so good it’s criminal!