Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Portland, Maine: Day 2

On Saturday morning we took the ferry from Portland to Peak's Island, and we totally fell in love with that beautiful little island! 

We originally planned on doing a half-day kayaking trip up the coast of Maine, but we ended up renting a tandem bike and exploring Peak's Island that way. It was so fun! It totally made us want to buy a tandem bike...or at least regular bikes. 
 Josh rode in front and was in charge of the steering and most of the leg-work. I just sat in the back and snapped photos :)

 I really can't say enough about Peak's Island- so, so pretty and such a fun place to spend a day.

A few locals recommended Gilberts Chowder House, a cute seafood restaurant right on the coast, and it was fantastic.
We had a lobster roll, clam chowder, and seafood chowder, and everything was fresh and delicious.
After lunch we wandered around downtown Portland, did some shopping, had a second round of ice cream at Mount Desert Island, and then drove to Cape Elizabeth, Maine to see the Portland Head Light lighthouse. 
Portland, Maine has got to be one of the most beautiful spots we've been in New England. It was such a fun city and the perfect quaint, little place for a quick trip. Josh and I had the best time!

**And I need to give one more shout out to my amazing friend Cat for staying at our house and taking such good care of the girls!! Bryn is still talking about the fun "sleep-over" she had while we were gone :)

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