Days Inn Brunswick
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... pistachio caramel tart!
We visited the Portland Observatory, learning that it has nothing to do with stars and everything to do with early maritime commerce. Built on Munjoy Hill in 1807 by an early entrepreneur, the Observatory was used to track the port's shipping activity. The tour offered historic background and a 360-degree view of Portland and Casco Bay.
And then, it was our last full day in Portland. Sigh. . .
But we ...
... a museum with informative exhibits of their Arctic explorations in the early 1900s.
The following day, we headed out again, this time for the state capitol of Augusta and a visit to the capitalist capital of the state: Freeport where LL Bean's flagship store is located. The LL Bean enterprise is one of the largest employers in the state. Freeport offers separate LL Bean stores for camping and outdoor adventures, retail clothing, home goods, and a ...
... t quiet summer in Maine!
BUT, there were lobstah rolls involved!
Yes, plural, meaning we had lobster rolls twice today! Once for first lunch and then again for second lunch, as Marette so aptly named those memorable occasions! It was a very good day, indeed.
Lobster rolls are to Maine what fish tacos are to San Diego! And Mainers certainly know how to do their "lobstah" ...
... than three hours, She took us to Two Fat Cats Bakery where we tried our first whoopie pie!
Yes, there is a real whoopie pie (it's the official State Dessert for Maine!) and it's worthy of whooping about! A whoopie pie is two cakes, typically chocolate, filled with a creamy marshmallowy filling. Thankfully, they are sized for individual servings, but we shared ours to leave room for more delicacies yet to come our way.
... we went in search of a suitable place to have the lobster brunch we'd been so looking forward to. Parking up at the ferry terminal, we found a seat on some posts that made up the sea wall and with our swiss army knife and a plastic fork, we tucked in to some of the freshest lobster we'd ever had, it was delicious.
That was it for Portland, next stop - White Mountains Hostel in Conway, New Hampshire.