This past week, we took a few days to escape to our very favorite place - Maine!
Tom and I both grew up going to Maine as kids (Tom staying in York and myself in Wells), so we're both very much southern Maine people. This time, our home base was the Nellie Littlefield Inn in Ogunquit. It was perfect. Charles, the innkeeper was the very best (and Charles, if you're reading, we'll be back for more blueberry pancakes ASAP!).
On this trip we arrived to dreary, misty skies, but we really never pay much attention to the weather since our first stop is always Fox's for a big bowl of the best lobster mac and cheese (and a couple of beers for good measure - it's vacation!).
The next morning we woke up with less than ideal beach weather, so we jumped in the car and headed north, bound first for L.L.Bean, and then for points unknown - for Tommy anyway, I always have a plan, and it's usually farther than he feels like driving so I kept him in the dark ;).
First up was Doubling Point Light, which is on the Kennebec River near Bath. It's the most adorable little lighthouse in the most peaceful of locations. The lighthouse is actually located on private property at the end of a long dirt road, but the owner allows the public access to the walkway and light tower, which is owned by a non-profit. We were the only people there, and I couldn't get over how quiet it was!
From there we drove north, bound and determined to get a lobster roll from Red's Eats, which is one of the most hyped lobster shacks I've heard about. We arrived to a line with an estimated hour plus wait, and we just didn't have it in us.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was next on our list. This beauty is perched on top of a rocky cliff, and I bet the view on a less foggy day would be amazing.
As we left the lighthouse park, we came upon Hotel Pemaquid - a restored 1888 inn with the most charming carriage house and barn covered in buoys, and we made a quick U-turn to peek around the property. Did I mention it was so charming!? Definitely on my list for future trips.
Back in the car, we were ready for a sure bet on a lobster roll, and friends, let me tell you - the lobster roll at Eventide in Portland is the best. Hands down my favorite. I have no pictures to prove it to you, but trust me. Get yourself there, and you may need to order two. Did I mention it's a brown butter lobster roll? So good.
Up early the next day, we walked off our lobster rolls on the Marginal Way (don't miss it - the prettiest views!), parked ourselves on the beach for a few hours, and started thinking about our next lobster roll.
We headed straight for The Ramp in Kennebunkport - definitely my favorite place for drinks, lobster rolls, atmosphere, everything. Their lobster roll is a close second if not tie for first on my official favorite list. A little more traditional, and the view makes everything taste better. Perfect Maine afternoon!
Our last morning, we woke up for our sunrise tradition (which I shared on Instagram), made room for yet another lobster roll, and headed home to our goofy yellow pups who we always miss way more than we care to admit :)
See you next time, Maine!