My husband’s parents have summered in Maine almost as long as they have been a family. Mum-in-law is Australian, a war bride, whose family was far, far away. Dad-in-law was a State Department diplomat and they lived in London, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Toronto, punctuated with a couple of years between each posting in the Washington DC area. The one constant was the vacation cottages they rented each summer on the coast of Maine. So, when another family’s health issues forced them to sell their summer home on the ocean, my in-laws scrounged and borrowed and bought the paradise that is now our home away from home. Our kids spent a part of each summer there and we know that if/when, their children will do the same.
Home away from home…a really nice thing to have.