1st Lady Barbara Bush’s favorite spots in Kennebunkport
Everyone who has lived in Kennebunkport for several years has a Barbara Bush story to tell, many have a photo to post from an encounter with Mrs. Bush. Our famous first lady made the rounds about town, walked her dogs on the beach, shopped locally, dined at favorites like Mabel’s, attended church at St Ann’s, and frequented fundraisers. She was classy, kind, indulgent of photos when asked, funny and friendly. Barbara Bush is already greatly missed in Kennebunkport, but her legacy lives on at Walkers Point, and at her favorite spots in The Port and Kennebunk. From our observations about […]
Kennebunkport is my home….I’m proud to say – the place of Presidents and cool people – an address so unique it’s the only place in the world so named. Friends from away ask me, “what I should do in a Kennebunkport weekend?” Here is my perfect weekend in Kennebunkport! First stay on the water. You didn’t come all this way to be inland. Stay at Seaside Inn, right on Kennebunk Beach, or Breakwater Inn and Spa and the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel both have great locations on the river. Or Captain Lord Mansion is a super romantic B&B. If you are coming […]
Kennebunkport’s Bush Family Legacy White Columns Exhibit Walkers’ Point is one of the most popular sites in Kennebunkport, the summer home to the Bush family. As you drive out Ocean Avenue past St Anne’s church where the Bush family goes to church, by Blowing Cave and Spouting Rock, you are led to the spectacular peninsula where President George H W Bush, and his (deceased April 2018) wife Barbara, relax with their family from mid May to mid October each year, the remainder of the year the former President lives in Texas. The people of Kennebunkport love the Bush family, […]
My Barbara Bush story: When my kids were little, I would dress them especially well for children’s story hour whenever I saw “Celebrity Guest Reader” at Graves Public Memorial Library in Kennebunkport. It was the 1990’s, my husband worked long days at the Shawmut Inn on Ocean Ave (remember it?) before starting our marketing company (IMS-21), so I treasured our outings to the library. I loved sitting on the floor with my kids, listening to Barbara Bush read to them – the kids thought she was a nice lady, “she’s funny.” I explained to them what a privilege this was, being in the presence […]
The Kennebunks are small seaside towns, Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise, these are by no means large metropolitan centers like Boston. Indeed, you won’t be stuck in traffic for hours, you can feel safe walking at night, you can see the stars at dusk, and you can take a breath of fresh air. Yet despite being rather small towns, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport can have a fun festive vibrant atmosphere.
Kennebunkport is feeling the love, from local people to past presidents to the press – everyone is putting K’port in their top 10. This quaint Maine town has had its brush with fame before – back in the 1920’s and 30’s Kennebunkport was “the place to summer” at one of the grand hotels – The Colony, The Breakwater or The Nonantum. US Presidents love to spend their summers here too- Walkers Point on Ocean Avenue was the summer White House while George H W Bush was in office. He and Barbara continue to summer on the seaside peninsula entertaining their […]
Why is Kennebunkport a popular vacation destination year-round? Well, I would say come see for yourself, but then that would make a very short blog. It’s no secret that many summer vacationers flock to Kennebunkport to indulge in lobster boat tours, kayaking, sailing cruises or enjoy a grand beach vacation. Savvy vacationers will find inexpensive hotel deals for vacation or weekend getaway during the fall, spring or winter in Kennebunkport, youi can still walk the beach, enjoy a Maine lobster, and have the town more to your self.