(still) THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17th, 2018
It was sad to say goodbye but we packed up and hit the road down the Maine coastline.
We stopped at a cute spot for coffee and donuts, of course.
Lunch at Sprague’s Lobster Pound was windy and delicious.
Before we got to our cottage for the night, we stopped in Portland, ME to explore the city and get more donuts, obviously.
The Holy Donut is all the rage in Portland – the hipster spot serves up potato donuts – yes, you read that right, potato donuts. I was pretty damn skeptical but pleasantly surprised by the flavor. They are extremely dense and I don’t know if they can technically call themselves donuts but they’re alright in my book. Let your freak potato flag fly, Holy Donuts.
We eventually made our way to our home for the night – a small, comfortable cottage located directly on a dog friendly beach in Old Orchard Beach, ME.
It was so wonderful to watch Ellie run freely along the shore. She alternated running into the ocean and rolling around in the sand. She even met a pack of local dogs and spent some time running around and playing fetch. It was the cutest.
Before we started our last campfire, we hit up a local seafood joint (Ken’s Place) for another tasty round of fried clams and chowder.
We woke up in time to catch the sunrise on the beach and took Ellie out for an early morning run.
But the time had come to get back on the road.
We also popped over to Boston to walk around and enjoy the lovely city.
I had some of my favorite donuts of the trip at Blackbird Doughnuts!
We eventually made our way down to Providence, RI where we ate some dinner and found our lake house lodging for the evening.
We took a looong walk around the lake and surrounding neighborhood before finally settling in.
Already our last road trip day! How the time flies. Our breakfast stop off was at West’s Bakery for a bunch of tasty things.
We decided to hike in Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, Connecticut and it was definitely a nice space!
Then we were back to audio books and open roads.
We filled our bellies at Louis’ Lunch in Hartford, Connecticut (not bad burgers but I’m not sure they were worth the wait)
We debated spending the night in Philadelphia but decided to just grab a coffee and power through til we reached home. What a trip!
The trip was over but I was less than ready to renovate the house the next day. Jason, however, wasted no time getting back into demo.
What was the highlight of your week?