Most vacations we pack up the car and enjoy a long road trip but Texas to Maine is a little far so we braved the security lines and took to the air.
My husband had read about Blowing Cave in Kennebunkport so that was our first stop. When arriving we discovered it is across from President George H W Bush's home and there is a nice plaque to give a little information.
We checked into our hotel in Portland and then asked a local where to get dinner. Their suggestion was The Dogfish Café. David had a lobster roll which he loved and I had a delicious bowl of Haddock chowder. Yum. I love sea turtles and had to get my picture by this mural on the side of the restaurant.
On our second day in Portland we spent our day doing genealogical research at the Maine Historical Society's library then walked the streets of Old Port. We had a late lunch at Gilbert's Chowder House where the lobster roll and haddock chowder was awesome!
And of course a trip to Maine is nothing without lighthouses! Here are a few we visited.
Portland Head, Portland, ME
Pemaquid Lighthouse, Bristol, ME
Owl's Head, Owl's Head, ME
Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, ME
(lighthouse Forest Gump ran to in movie)
Dyce Head Lighthouse, Castine, ME
Bass Harbor, Acadia National Park
These last three lighthouse we saw from the boat on our puffin cruise out of Bar Harbor, ME
They are Mark Island Lighthouse, Egg Rock Island Lighthouse and Petit Manan Island Lighthouse
All we did in Maine is way too much for one blog post so stay tuned for my next installment of a Vacation in Maine coming soon.