Fort Popham…

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Last week while we were in Maine we decided to take a drive over to Fort Popham to check it out.  The kids weren’t sure what to expect and weren’t really excited to be heading anywhere on the hottest day of our vacation.  I knew once we arrived they would enjoy the Fort.

Sure enough, as we pulled up the kids were excited to get out an explore.  The salty breeze from the water mixed with the dampness of the Fort provided us a break from the oppressive heat.

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Fort Popham was amazing!

It was built from large blocks of granite in 1861 at the mouth of the Kennebec River.

The structure was beautiful!

The contrast of the granite with beautiful views of the river through the windows were breath taking.

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Even the kids were completely impressed throughout their running around, climbing and exploring.

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The Monkey discovered a secret room at one end of the Fort which he labeled the stinky room and couldn’t wait to take me there.

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Daddy couldn’t resist a little inappropriateness…one of the many reasons I adore him!

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While the kids and Daddy were enjoying themselves and having fun, I was busy taking lots of pictures!  I just couldn’t get over the views.

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I just wish the sun could have broken through the haze so I could have really captured the beauty in it’s true splendor.

I did however manage to capture the raw cuteness pretty well!

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I love that little one!

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The Professor and the Princess tried their hand at a little history – we didn’t get it right the first time, but we were pretty close.

Who knew baseball became so popular so early?

Not us, that’s for sure!

After a little manipulating of the answers to make them correct the kids wanted a picture taken.

By the time we got back to the campsite we were hot and tired….and the Monkey needed a serious drink of Mickey juice…aka water in a Mickey cup.

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