Friday, August 13, 2010

Summer People

 Just because you're old, that doesn't mean you can't do fun stuff.
-President George HW Bush commenting about skydiving on his 85th Birthday

There are three miles of beach in Ogunquit, followed by the Marginal Way which leads you to the picture perfect Perkins Cove. Perkins Cove is dotted with art galleries, shops, and great restaurants.

One particular restaurant is a favorite of Pres George HW Bush.  Barnacle Billy's Restaurant, has been a staple in Ogunquit for almost 50 years. Billy Tower and his family proudly serve some of the best seafood on the Maine coast, and is a favorite to President Bush's family and friends.

Yesterday while working, I had the pleasure of meeting Pres George HW Bush at Barnacle Billy's. The President navigates his boat from his home in Kennebunkport to Perkins Cove Harbor, and enjoys lunch at this Ogunquit restaurant at least once a week. The President is also patron of the Ogunquit Playhouse, and avid boater. President Bush introduced Pres Bill Clinton to Ogunquit in 2007. He has also introduced other heads of state as well as Mikhail Gorbachev to Ogunquit.

Boating, and having lunch at Barnacle Billy's are a few ways of "doing fun stuff".
Vintage postcard of Barnacle Billy's, Perkins Cove Ogunquit.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had been there with you. Some Apples fall far, very far, from the Bush. He is such a dignified Elder Statesman. I would be honored to be photographed with the President....PS Send copies...