While today’s post on “Marathon Monday” was going to be about great running routes in Kennebunkport, the news of explosions at today’s Boston Marathon changed all that. As former residents of Beantown and avid watchers of the Marathon, we are extremely familiar with the sights and sounds around the finish line in Boston, but know that there was nothing familiar about this typically joyous event. We were relieved to hear messages of safety from friends in the Boston area, especially those who were running this morning or excitedly waiting for finishers to reach 26.2. However, we know that not everyone has connected with their loved ones, so all of us at the Maine Stay Inn are sending their thoughts and prayers to those affected by this tragedy. And whether you’ve been directly impacted by today’s events in Boston or not, in lights of this sad occurrence, we hope that you’ll take the opportunity to hold your loved ones just a little bit closer tonight – we certainly will.