Friday, May 27, 2016

Bucket List: 1600's Family Homestead

Girl's Getaway Weekend

Boston to Maine

For years I have been researching my family tree. I love to find out interesting facts from the past. One tree branch I stumbled onto was my 8th great grandfather who was born in England. 


Edmond Littleton came to the America in the 1600's. He ended up bringing his family to the coast of Maine. They were one of the first families to settle in the town of Wells, Maine. Boston to Maine was the next Girl's Getaway weekend for my sister, niece and myself.  

Location of our family saw grist mill 

Littleton built the first dwelling in Wells in 1641. He also built the first saw and grist mill along the Webhannet Falls. This visit has been on my bucket list for at least ten years. I was so excited to be able to actually see the site of the dwelling and mill. 



After visiting Wells, Maine we headed north up the coast to Acadia National Park. Along the way I checked several 50 before 50 items off my list.

Acadia National Park

My niece likes to push the envelope and heads out to the edges of the rocky shoreline. There were times I would have to yell at her to get back because my heart couldn't handle it. 


Once we hit Thunderhole, a little inlet where the waves crash into the rocks, the three of us got separated. My sister was at the bottom of the stairs, as I was still at the top. My sister let out a yell. I looked around for my niece fearing she fell in. I couldn't find her. I then looked to my sister who was standing next to this man. She yelled out -- "Uncle Wally".  

Amazing Meet Up

OMG!!! It was my mom's brother and his wife who live in California. They just happened to be hiking in the park as well. What are the odds? It was the most amazing random meet up I have ever had. I hadn't seen them in over 20 years.

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