After our busy days in Boston, we were ready to take things a little slow in Maine. As I mentioned in my last post, we got into Portland, Maine on Sunday afternoon. We got Monday started with a delicious breakfast there at the inn. We had eggs cooked in pieces of ham, while the neighbor came over to play the piano and treated us to a few tunes from Les Mis. Now that’s my kind of breakfast. Once we were done eating, my parents were off to visit the supplier my dad has worked with for a while while Chip and I set out to walk around town. We thought about taking a ferry to a nearby island based on recommendations from the staff at our bed and breakfast, but the weather was pretty drizzly and we wanted to check out what Portland was all about.
After a couple of hours, we decided to head back to the inn. Is it pathetic that I felt like I needed a nap after that great breakfast and walking a few miles? #vacationproblems My parents got back around lunch time, so we met up with them before heading out to our city and lighthouse tour for the afternoon. We realized on our tour that we had just missed some of the really cute shop-filled streets on our morning walk, but I’d like to think our bank account benefited from our mindless wandering.
The best part to the tour was definitely getting to see the lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth. A storm was starting to roll in, so it was really cool to see the lighthouse with stormy clouds behind it.
By the time our tour was over, we had about an hour before our next excursion: sailing through Casco Bay with the Portland Schooner Co. I was a little worried that our sailing would get cancelled with the rain, but the skies cleared up just in time. Before heading down to the harbor, we stopped by Aurora Provisions to get some cheese, bread, and chocolate to go with the wine we had brought with us.
I’ve never been sailing before, so I was so excited to be doing this during our time in Maine. We were on the same boat as a few other people, but otherwise it was a small group, which was really nice. The weather was perfect and we had a good amount of wind to keep us moving for the two hours we were out sailing.
After our great sailing trip, we were all pretty hungry for dinner. While in a little store earlier in the day, the owner had recommended we go try out Street and Co. for dinner. I was a little skeptical at first and wondered if she just knew the owner or something, but after looking it up on TripAdvisor, we decided to check this place out for dinner. We all wanted lobster, and Street and Co. definitely delivered. Looking at all of the meals we had during this trip, I would put this one near the top of the list.
We decided to have dessert there at Street and Co. since the food had been so good (and it was way too cold to walk to get dessert somewhere else) so we ended our Monday in Maine with some blueberry pie and panna cotta.
Stay tuned for one more post on our last day in Maine!