We are a family of 4 (Mum, Dad & two teenage boys) from the South Island of New Zealand. Our family is planning its last big ‘all together’ family holiday for Dec 2013/Jan2014 (this is our big long summer school holiday time). After that the teenagers will start leaving home for study, work and move out to flats etc. So our plans at present are to spend 2-3 weeks in Florida looking at wildlife, visiting the space centre etc.
BUT- one thing we have put off over the years is seeing family living near PORTLAND, MAINE. My husband’s aunt and all the extended family live around there. We have travelled to the US several times over the years but mainly over on the West Coast, the closest we got was Illinois. SO this time I have considered traveling to MAINE before we head south to Florida.
My hubby has been there once about 5 years ago when he was able to add a few personal days to a business trip. BUT he thinks it would be too cold and not enough to keep us occupied during an approx. 5 day visit over the Christmas period (Dec 2013). I have read some previous forum threads and they indicate the weather can be variable and that if ‘fine’ it is okay to do outside things if you rug up. So that would work – BUT what if it is snowing – we don’t ski or normally do any other winter sports – any suggestions?
I would ask the family in Maine these questions but don’t want to raise any hopes we may come and then disappoint them when we can’t or don’t. I need to get all the foundation facts together first before approaching them. So any other information re weather etc would be welcome.