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    Local good times at Higgins Beach, Maine ?

    My kid is heading to Higgins Beach for a few days and wanted to drop some ideas for her and the crew. Soon to be graduated college females from a ultra lib/way too PC NE school need to lighten up and let loose.
    What says the local collective as a can't miss ? Something that soccer mom's and geezers in walking shoes would avoid like the plague.

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    Amherst?
    Wellesley?
    Bennington?
    Forum Cross Pollinator, gratuitously strident

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    I see The Breakers has a free breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Amherst?
    Wellesley?
    Bennington?
    W

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    It’s a bit early in the year for old orchard beach to be hopping. Old Port In Portland has a high density of bars, but no idea what the scene is since Covid. Legal marijuana shops are plentiful like many places now. Ocean is pretty cold for learning to surf, but Higgins is a popular local spot. Ditto on ocean being too cold to rent kayaks. Guess I don’t have much. Will see if anything comes to mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnslow View Post
    What says the local collective as a can't miss ? Something that soccer mom's and geezers in walking shoes would avoid like the plague.
    They could always go swimming.

    edit: actually it's almost the same as here and my kid went swimming yesterday. He did say it was cold as shit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Amherst?
    Wellesley?
    Bennington?
    Bennington? place is a den of liberal drug use and sexual experimentation I was so desperate to go there and my dad was like no fucking way they don't even give out grades what kind of college is that

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    She went to school in my home town. In high school we went on the campus there a couple of times looking for liberal drug use and sexual experimentation but didn't find any.

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    I would encourage them to buy a bottle or three at Maine and Loire and drink some at the shop in the afternoon. If they learned anything in school they will be able to get directions towards more fun.

    Or send them with hallucinogens as a graduation present.

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    Your college daughter and friends are asking dear old dad where to get loose? Or are you offering advice without her asking where to get loose?

    And define ‘loose’.

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    I would think a gaggle of Wellesley women should have connections with a few family compounds in Maine, no?

    Oh, and, this place is slipping … Pics of college girls?

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    That would be the first time asking for pictures of a daughter

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    From there, just go to old port in Portland, or Thompson's point if they have any fun events going on.

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    When? There’s a plethora of tasting room options in town, hell there’s even a seltzer joint now called Apres’. Restaurants are the game around here these days. Sometimes Blackpoint surf shop has little events, they showed Jaws in the parking lost last year and it was awesome. Hopping a ferry to Peaks Island for a food/drink excursion is always good, you can BYOB on the boat. Just wait until the lines are cast to pop ‘‘em open.

    x2 on Thompson’s Point, check the State Theater calendar for shows.


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    Screw Maine. A few miles down the road they can live free or die in Hampton Beach, NH. Natives were sort of restless last week.

    WMUR-TV headline:
    Nearly 30 arrests made as crowds fill Hampton Beach over hot weekend

    http://https://www.wmur.com/article/arrests-hampton-beach-hot-weekend-51622/40013305

    If they’re set on Maine it’s Portland. Keep in mind Vacationland boasts the oldest population in the nation!
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obstruction View Post
    Screw Maine. A few miles down the road they can live free or die in Hampton Beach, NH. Natives were sort of restless last week.

    WMUR-TV headline:
    Nearly 30 arrests made as crowds fill Hampton Beach over hot weekend

    http://https://www.wmur.com/article/...51622/40013305
    That link didn't work for me but

    https://www.wmur.com/article/arrests-hampton-beach-hot-weekend-51622/40013305


    Sounds like they had a bunch of meatheads out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obstruction View Post
    Screw Maine. A few miles down the road they can live free or die in Hampton Beach, NH. Natives were sort of restless last week.

    WMUR-TV headline:
    Nearly 30 arrests made as crowds fill Hampton Beach over hot weekend

    http://https://www.wmur.com/article/...51622/40013305
    They're college women, not 15 year olds looking to get hit on by old men.

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    But who goes to the beach in Maine in May? The cape or the islands would be more traditional (and warmer) choices

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    Well if Dad wants them to shake of the Seven Sisters sort of zeitgeist Hampton Beach it seemed like the nearest thing to Padre Island that Northern New England has to offer.
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post
    Your college daughter and friends are asking dear old dad where to get loose? Or are you offering advice without her asking where to get loose?

    And define ‘loose’.
    Not asking me for advice, thought I would pass along something to my kid that might be fun. A group of them are going there this week before their graduation next week. A family place of one of her friends.

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    To me, the main thing would be to take advantage of the proximity of Portland the many great options for food and drink. The beach is pretty likely to be a bust, although they could luck out and get some nice weather.

    Things like driving along the coast or taking a ferry out to an island would be a kinda weird for a group of girls and it's a little early to try to spend much time on the water. I'm sure it will be a nice pad and chill where they're staying, and they could probably use some r&r time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obstruction View Post
    Well if Dad wants them to shake of the Seven Sisters sort of zeitgeist Hampton Beach it seemed like the nearest thing to Padre Island that Northern New England has to offer.
    Have you partied with Mainers? Also the food and drinks are waaaayyyyy better in Portland area.

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    They should stop by the packie and grab some Allen's coffee brandy just to fit in.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/maines...lavored-brandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    Have you partied with Mainers? Also the food and drinks are waaaayyyyy better in Portland area.
    My sarcasm flow must be turned down too low today, I keed, I keed. I’m a recent transplant to Maine coast. It’s tha shit and then some.
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    They should stop by the packie and grab some Allen's coffee brandy just to fit in.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/maines...lavored-brandy
    I love that No. 9 Park has this on file - https://punchdrink.com/recipes/cafe-du-maine/

    Also, packies are for massholes.

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