Maine: Day 1-2

Once we got to Portland and loaded up the rental car, we headed downtown to eat.  Unfortunately Duck Fat was wayyy too crowded for our hungry stomachs to wait, but East Ender was next door and had a table out front.  I had a tasty hash and a blood orange mimosa — it was just what I needed to start the day!

After exploring all the shops downtown (and buying some trinkets), we drove out to Allagash Brewery.  Allagash had a great facility and we went on the tour (if you’ve been on 1 brewery tour, you’ve been on them all) before sitting down to taste some beers.

Some were delicious, some were interesting, but we enjoyed them all nonetheless!

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Lauren wasn’t a fan of this one

Right before sunset we headed to Cape Elizabeth to see the Portland Head Light.  As the sun started to set, the colors in the sky were BEAUTIFUL.

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Portland Head Light

You literally couldn’t take a bad picture.. And we took a lot of them.  After the park closed we went back downtown for everyone else to try the lobster rolls at Portland Lobster Company.  We enjoyed some seafood and wine on the water while listening to live music before indulging in blueberry pie and ice cream. It was soooo good that we rolled outta there.

Sunday morning Darren headed back to Boston and the 3 of us started driving up the coast.  After great outlet shopping in Freeport, we made our way to the 3 building L.l. Bean section, complete with a massive duck boot for pictures.  Maggie would’ve loved the massive monogramming section..  The only drawback was the amount of snow gear.  Literally 80% of gear was for temperatures under 50 degrees, a temperature range I don’t like.  We stopped in Wicasset for lunch (luckily the cafe had a grilled cheese for those with shellfish allergies) and kept driving up the coast.

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Literally perfect.

Literally perfect.

Booth Bay was our next stop!  We got out of the car and went straight to the water to check out the bay.  There were some adorable bed & breakfasts in the town that I would definitely go back to stay in.

The coolest part of the day was walking down to the water and seeing a boat named ‘Peg & Bill.’  Although dad wasn’t physically with us, he was definitely there in spirit!

We ended the day with appetizers and wine on a rooftop with a view of the bay.  Not a bad way to wind down a busy day of exploring!

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