I was so excited that Meg and PJ’s wedding gave us the opportunity to go to Maine at the end of June! I visited the Portland to Acadia National Park area back in 2013 with my mom and sister and was excited to bring Hunter with me and check out a new area.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t take too much time off of work since we just did for the wedding / honeymoon, but we took full advantage of the time we had. We flew up Friday morning and had a great lunch at Tavern in the Square (recommend the poke, and peach + prosciutto flatbread) and walked by the Charles River in Boston before jumping on the train to Maine.
Like last time, the train up to Maine was quick and easy! We got off in Wells, then took a cab over to Kennebunkport. We ended up going straight to Old Vine for dinner, since the rest of our friends were already there eating. About 20 minutes after we got there a fire alarm went off and we had to go outside, but the rest of dinner was delicious!
After dinner we headed to The Lodge on the Cove where we were staying and finally dropped our bags off. A welcome reception was going on by the pool and we got to say hey to the bride & groom and their families!
The next morning Brittney and I got up early to grab a muffin and juice from the lobby. Look at how adorable this space was, I couldn’t get enough.
At 9am, seven of us were ready to grab the bikes they had available and go exploring. We biked out to the beach and enjoyed the scenery for awhile. The weather was absolutely perfect for a bike ride — warm with a cool breeze. Then we biked back towards town, parked and wandered around the shops buying trinkets & a buoy to add to my tree until meeting the rest of our friends at 11am for lunch. If you’re in Kennebunkport you have to check out the Clam Shack, right on the river. Everyone got lobster rolls (except myself who enjoyed a tasty grilled cheese & hot dog), and local beers. I’m pretty sure everyone raved about the lobster roll – no surprise why it was award winning. Since Jim already finished a lobster roll off on the beach, he opted for a full lobster. When in Maine, right?
We made one last stop for raspberry & blueberry ice cream on the way back to the Lodge, then returned our bikes and got ready for the wedding. Before we went in the church, we took a few pictures then headed inside for the ceremony. The reception was at Meghan’s aunt & uncle’s backyard under a big tent. We all over indulged in the appetizers of mac n cheese, chicken & waffles, lobster rolls, etc and were ready to take over the dance floor when it was time.
Sadly, the Maine trip came to an end on Sunday morning and we took the train back to Boston. The one perk was being able to get lunch at Temazacal with Darren, Mike and Katherine before we headed to the airport for our flight. The views of the Boston Harbor were wonderful and it’s always good to see family!
Now I’m dreaming up another excuse to get back up to Maine again soon…