we spent the weekend in maine. thank you jetblue fare sale. thank you thank you. on friday afternoon we flew to portland, rented a car, ate lobster and maybe some ice cream and then drove the coastal route to bar harbor.
i loved both these towns mostly because they are so typically what i thought maine would be. quiet. small. little shops. lobster at every restaurant. and nice people. say what?! really. nice. people.
i want to go back to maine again and again. mostly in the fall, though. maybe the summer too.
guy who brought his own hot sauce to breakfast
ben and the devil alarm clock (the alarm clock went off early saturday morning in our hotel room to really loud static on the radio - so ben showed that clock who was boss)
the portland jetport (not airport)
we asked if there was an upgrade for our rental car and the guy said we had already been upgraded, twice
we dragged main. in maine.
the lobster statue outside an ice cream place.
the piano player at the bar harbor inn - pretty music
cool bridge on the drive (pictured above)
it was awesome having a car! a car! to put your stuff in! cool!
one place we ate was closing for the season so we got everything 50% off. yes please.
most people who work at seasonal places have a 2nd job
i was playing with my whole lobster at dinner and embarrassing ben
all the houses along the water... how could you get sick of living there?
where we ate:
-fisherman's grill (HUGE lobster rolls, nice people)
-beal's ice cream (black raspberry ice cream, also has cheap lobster rolls)
-maple's gelato (really creamy and good, but actually in yarmouth)
-bar harbor inn (lobster bisque, we were in the lounge)
-ben and bill's ice cream (lobster ice cream. oh yes, it's true. sounds gross but everyone has to try it once. it's like a buttery ice cream with bits of lobster in it!)
-cafe this way (blueberry pancakes, tea, eggs benedict with lobster - amazing food)
-west street cafe (whole lobsters and blueberry pie)
-mount desert island ice cream (awesome flavors, seasonal stuff, lots of options)
-jordan's (blueberry pancakes. oh yesss)
on the road
-chez michel (50% off...yes!)
i guess we ate a lot.