We spent the latter part of the weekend up in Maine! Let me tell you all about it!
Sunday, May 20, 2012: We drove up to Maine and visited some of our favorite places in Freeport, ate at Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, and sipped iced coffee from Coffee by Design on the porch of the LLBean Home Store. The weather in Maine was absolutely gorgeous – bright and sunny, warm, with just enough cool breeze.
Just outside, by the boot, there was a very animated woman from the Center for Wildlife holding a Great Horned Owl!!! All of the photos of her that I took she’s making kind of a funny face. She told us all about the Great Horned Owl, showed us a California King Snake, an Eastern Screech Owl, and a Box Turtle (that was over 40 years old). She even demonstrated the calls of various owls! All of the animals were rescued and she called them the ambassadors for those species.
After we spent some time in Freeport, we drove up to Brunswick and Bath to look around a bit, and then back down to Portland. We walked around in the Old Port for a while, went down one of the piers to see the water, and ate dinner at Gritty McDuff’s.
After dinner we kept heading south to Goose Rocks Beach where we popped our tent on the porch of the house, went for a walk down Kings Highway, and crashed for the night.
Monday, May 21, 2012: After a night of sleeping with the sound of crashing waves, we woke up with the sun poring into our tent. It was glorious! We ate a little diner called All Day Breakfast, spent the morning walking on the beach and relaxing. Went to Cape Porpoise to the Cape Pier Chowder House for some lunch, and spent the afternoon doing some more relaxing and walking on the beach. It was an absolutely beautiful day! Then we packed up the car and went to Federal Jack’s for dinner before heading back to Massachusetts. We had an absolutely wonderful weekend in Maine! So glad we were able to make it up there.