Sunday, June 26, 2011

Portland, ME

After Vermont, we drove through New Hampshire to Portland, ME. We had a fun time exploring the cute shops in the city, eating at delicious restaurants (Yosaku and The Green Elephant), and soaking up the bay.

Portland, ME
We drove around looking for a good spot to watch the sunset and found ourselves on a tour of luxury oceanfront property before we ended up at this public beach. After shooting this photo, we were promptly eaten alive by tons of little black gnats and got the heck out of there!

Portland, ME Lighthouse
The Portland Head Light has to be the most beautiful lighhouse I've ever seen in my life!

Portland Signs
I loved these Portland banners.

Portland Signs

sailing in the Casco Bay, Portland, ME
We took a schooner ride in the Casco Bay. It was my first time on a sailboat and it was amazing. We were clipping along at a great speed and there was no pesky engine noise to spoil the atmosphere. We were able to bring along our own food and drinks and enjoy a picnic on the boat.

sailing in the Casco Bay, Portland, ME

sailing in the Casco Bay, Portland, ME
Jon loved it so much that he's looking into starting sailing lessons soon!

sailing in the Casco Bay, Portland, ME

LL Bean Flagship store
We headed up to Freeport, ME to the headquarters of LL Bean, which is open 24 hours a day. This is what happens when we shop while we're tired...Jon lays down to test out travel pillows and gets up minutes later.

LL Bean Flagship store
View the rest of the Portland photos here.

1 comment:

  1. I see you did visit Maine, I haven't been to Portland, but plan to get there one day. Looks like the other parts of Maine I've been too. Makes me want to go!!!!

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