As I type this, I'm sitting on a quilt-covered bed in a doily-decked Bed & Breakfast in Hancock, Maine. (To clarify, we absolutely love this place. I kind of dig the doily charm.) I can hear the British women talking about their day in the room next door, and I'm positive they can hear Kyle watching highlights of the U.S. Men's Soccer match on his phone. And they probably respect him for it.
We flew into Boston on Saturday night and had a full day in the city before renting a truck and heading north to Maine. We'll get back to Boston later, both on the blog and in-person, but for now, how about a little picture of Maine in October?
Well, first, how about a little Portsmouth, New Hampshire?
This little town couldn't have been cuter. Pops of color and American flags everywhere you looked. Gorgeous flowerbeds. Spitting rain. Foggy. Very New Englandy-feeling. SO much blue and yellow, which are my favorite colors. Needless to say, I was swooning and snapping pictures incessantly.
These spooky guys were on every corner! ^^^
How SWEET is this dog?
We've officially traded in Starbucks for Dunkin' Donuts, and I have to say, their coffee is better. It is. I also have to say that we felt like Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting, as we sipped our coffees and talked in our best Boston accents.
After stopping in several coastal towns and driving in the rain and fog for several hours, we checked into our Bed & Breakfast and set our alarms for 5:00 a.m. So we could drive an hour to Cadillac Mountain to see the sunrise. It's the first place the sun hits each morning in the United States.
We were excited. And so was everyone else. But there was no sunrise.
That's the best I got. HA. Joke's on all of us. ;) We considered waking up early again tomorrow to give it another shot, but ultimately decided against it. I just don't think we were meant to see it!
Naturally, our brains went straight to coffee and breakfast. (Mostly coffee.) We wound our way down Cadillac Mountain to Bar Harbor and got brunch at Cafe This Way. But first, we took a few photos while the sun peeked through and danced on the harbor!
Then the fog and clouds came back, but we weren't complaining! We took a jaunt down to the other side of the harbor, where low tide had pulled the water away, making us feel a little like the Israelites following Moses across the Red Sea! Ok, just me. But still. It was cool!
Maine, you absolutely exceeded my expectations. Bravo, and thank you for the fog and the sweater weather, the lobster mac & cheese and the blueberry coffee.
Canada, you have big shoes to fill! We'll catch ya in the morning. ;)