No, that's not a postcard - I took that picture. Just one of the perfectly Maine things seen on the last weekend of summer (unofficially for those literal people).

We wanted to take a hike. A real hike. So, after some googling we found Grafton Notch up in the Bethel area. Not that far of a drive. Look what we saw on the way up!

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
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I got so excited! I thought, oh man - I've heard about this statue! But I'd never heard it was in Rumford...that's cuz it's not. The one we are famous for is in Bangor. Oh well - next year.

Then, driving to Grafton Notch, I saw this and just about flipped out!

Roadside pie
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It's Jeff's pie stand. The one that the bear ate pies from! I just about drove off the road when I saw it. And of course stopped. But unlike Jeff - I bought a pie!

Pie stand pie
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It was delicious. If you are ever on Route 26 in Newry - keep your eyes peeled for Puzzle Mountain Bakery and get a pie! It was delicious!

We were on our way to Table Rock in Grafton Notch. We found, we hiked, we conquered. Here's the view from up top!

View from Table Rock
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It actually was a nice hike and just challenging enough for the 5 of us. And yes, we all decided that down was way more fun that up.

To recap the 3 day weekend...we:

Wow..I need a 3 day weekend to recover. Hope you had a chance to enjoy Maine...on the last weekend of summer.  Comment here on Facebook or Twitter #MaineActivities