Maine Part 1: Portland & a Road Trip Up the Coast

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! I so enjoyed the few days off spending time with family, relaxing, doing a little early Christmas shopping and of course eating almost everything in sight. I also finally had a little time to sit down and start recapping Maine! Another trip where I ate almost everything in sight…or at least all the lobster in sight. So lets get right to it shall we?

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Anna and Michelle were my college roommates and are still two of my very best friends. The three of us had been discussing a girl’s trip for a year or two and finally decided to make it a reality. We booked and planned our trip about a month and a half out and landed in Portland the Wednesday before Halloween.

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We woke up early Thursday and headed out to Hot Suppa for brunch. There was a short wait so we grabbed lattes across the street at Yordprom Coffee Shop while we waited.

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Quaint and artsy inside, Hot Suppa’s menu is southern inspired and it was well worth the wait. I ordered a corned beef and egg breakfast sandwich with baby kale on the side and it was delicious.

After brunch we drove around Portland a bit sightseeing and then hit the road on our way to Bar Harbor.

We drove up the coast and stopped liberally along the way.

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We stopped to take photos of giant lobsters:

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We stopped to take photos of the most picturesque blueberry fields:

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And of course we stopped to explore some adorable coastal towns along the way:

Wiscasset was our favorite and looked like something out of a movie. We popped into a few shops, got more coffee in a cute little general store and stretched our legs with a stroll down to the water.

Eventually we made it to Bar Harbor where we quickly checked into our VRBO rental and then promptly set about exploring the waterfront.

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The sun was starting to set and we wanted to watch from Cadillac Mountain so that was our next stop.

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Of course pictures hardly do it justice, but I tried!

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It was getting late and VERY cold so we headed back into town to find dinner. We landed at the Dog and Pony Tavern, a recommendation from our VRBO owner.

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We started with a round of Black and Blueberries, a Maine special, and all ordered some variation of lobster. Duh.

Full of lobster and beer we called it a fairly early night in anticipation of a long day exploring Bar Harbor in the morning!

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