As our longest stay was in Maine, we explored as much as we could while also resting from our fast paced travels. We were in Old Orchard Beach which was about seven miles of beautiful sandy beach, had a pier and activities that were just at the end of season. We stayed at Paradise Park which was very nice, lots of trees, a central pond, hot tub and pools. Our first weekend included a several walks to the beach, a local favorite hot rod car parade and the campground hosted a lobster bake.
We found a wonderful European crepe restaurant in old Portland and explored Boothbay Harbor. The weather was better so I was able to get some running on the beach and Matt cycled on the local bike trail. We ate in most of the time, but also visited many restaurants serving lobster, scallops and clams. Matt’s mom and sister visited another family friend who was vacationing nearby so we got to spend a lovely evening at dinner with family. Since the weather was turning chilly, we “had” to go shopping for some cool weather clothes at L.L. Bean!
We also picked up a few small fun items at Kennebunkport and Ogunquit and explored the areas and enjoyed more lobster rolls. We absolutely fell in love with Maine and we will be back for another long visit. The last weekend was all about our trip to Boston and walking all over exploring the amazing historical points. Matt also cycled 50 miles in the Dempsey Challenge which 100% of proceeds go to supporting cancer patients in various financial needs. He did amazing and felt great afterwards.
We left Maine on October 1st to start our trek back to California but not without a few more New England states. One night in New Hampshire, one night in Vermont, a couple of nights in Herkimer NY to visit my friends, then onto a night in Niagara Falls before heading south. One night in Erie Pennsylvania and then a few days rest in West Virginia before another aggressive travel. Looking forward to seeing our family and friends in mid November!