So due to the cost of flying and all of that even though we were staying in Bar Harbor, Maine we actually flew into Manchester, New Hampshire. Not a big deal – and the bonus here was that we got to spend some time driving along the coast exploring all of the little towns along the way! Our first stop on the drive was in Portland, Maine:
It was beautiful. Such a fun town! We spent quite a bit of time wandering in and out of the little shops… and taking geeky architecture-type photographs of brick details:
I did check out one of the yarn stores in town but didn’t find anything that spectacular. It was a very nice and very well organized store – but all it had in it was commercial yarn. I didn’t want to buy yarn on vaca that I could just as easily buy at home.
Anyways from Portland it was on to Cape Elizabeth to see the Portland Head Light:
Which is supposedly one of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine.
I can see why.
From there we went to check out the lighthouses on Two Lights Road:
And more importantly got some lunch at the Lobster Shack:
Mmmmmm… Lobster Roll…. Mmmmm….
Where Matt convinced me that Whoopie Pies are amazing:
They are just like the homemade Oreos only the cookie part is soft. Very tasty. And our view from lunch looked like this:
At that point we basically just cruised up Route 1 stopping whenever we felt like it along the way:
And that was our first day… Such a relaxing trip!