One thing I hear myself say a lot is: "We didn't really intend to stay in Maine for this long, but it's such a great place to raise kids." Case in point:
Saturday was a new event in downtown Bangor, the Kid Central Festival, where each downtown shop offered an activity for kids. We started with shopping at the kids' book store, and free comic books at the comic book store, and then...
Giacommo's for cannoli making.
We hung in the park for a while, and the big kids climbed trees.
We went to the tattoo shop for face painting and waited for a loooooong time. The guys that work there said they thought that parents wouldn't let their kids in the tattoo shop, so they expected only a few customers. Instead, the line was out the door for the whole day. We were not afraid of the tattoo shop.
The kids were actually incredibly cool. See?
We ended the day with chocolate ice cream cones with rainbow sprinkles. And iced coffee. It was a good, good day.