After an evening of good food, wine, vegan ice cream and cocktails with Katie, Leslie, and special guest, Anna, I woke up at 5:30 on Saturday morning. Why? Because I'm a little bit crazy. And also because, as many of you so impressively guessed, I went to Maine for the weekend with a boy.
It was a pretty long drive for an overnight. We couldn't waste time sleeping.We decided to stay in Portland, Maine, one major city I begrudgingly missed on my road trip, and stopped in the beautiful beach town of Ogunquit on the way.
The weather couldn't have been more perfect, the scenic views more picturesque, or the people more delightful. Seriously. Every person we came into contact with was so kind and in such a great mood. I just felt so happy to be there.And then I had an iced tea, New England clam chowder, a lobster roll and cole slaw from The Lobster Shack. Oh my, my. I had no idea how amazingly delicious such a simple, less healthy lunch could be! Leslie had told me this was the place to get the best lobster rolls but I didn't realize she meant the absolute best.
Fueled properly, we went exploring around Perkins Cove. I really just don't understand why anyone would vacation here every summer ;).
Then we drove on over to the beach because whether or not you have a bathing suit in tow, such things are necessary when in a beach town.
And finally, we made our way to the secret ice cream place: Scoop Deck.Leslie did it again! I had 2 generous scoops of Mississippi Mud (coffee ice cream with brownie bites and chocolate nibs, one of the many flavors) in a homemade waffle cone with mini marshmallows at it's base (a signature of theirs) and it was beyond heavenly. I also fell in love with this sign:
Stay tuned for a night in Portland, an afternoon on Peaks Island, and an early evening in Cape Elizabeth. I'm personally very excited to relive it :).