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For the past 4 years and many more to come; my sister, mom, and aunt like to take a little weekend trip, just the 4 of us, in August. August is not only my birthday month but it’s also my mom’s as well. In fact, we are only two days apart- her being the 22nd and I’m the 24th. So we usually conjoin our birthdays together and celebrate by going away. Unfortunately my aunt was unable to make it this year so my mom invited her best friend from high school to join us!
And as you can see by the title of my post- we went to
The day was partly cloudy for the most part but still pretty good weather. We had tickets to do a Duck Tour around the beautiful coastal town. Has anyone done Duck Tours for their hometown/city or at a visiting city. Boston has one and I was taken back at how much I enjoyed it- so I was pretty excited for this one. We had arrived a little early so it gave us time to wander around downtown.
Portland might be my favorite downtown area, I love being encompassed by the industrial brick buildings and cobblestone roads. There are a ton of stores to shop in and endless restaurants to choose from- its a wonderful tourist haven.
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Mom and her two daughters before the Duck Tour.
Once the tour was over, which was fantastic btw! It just about dinner time. I suggested we go to none other than
I’ve had this restaurant in the back of my head since Andrew took me there last summer. It’s seafood restaurant on a huge boat right in the water. I don’t think it gets any better than that.
Lobster is hands down my favorite food, so what’s a better place to get lobster than the lobster town itself! I swear the best seafood is 1000% right here in Maine/New England area. I do think West Coast is a strong second; maybe I’m biased, but I think East Coast wins by just a smidge 😉
After dinner we wandered some more downtown, did some shopping, and grabbed gelato before calling it a night.
The next morning, my mom found a Church service for us to attend so we got up had breakfast and headed to the Church.
We had just enough time to get back downtown and grab some coffee before we headed to the Casco Bay to catch a ferry!
My mom planned for us to take the ferry to 1 out of (I think) 5 islands off of Portland. The one we went to was
Thank God my mom is totally a Type A kind of person because she also booked us a golf cart to drive us around on the island. She planned everything perfectly.
Peaks Island is definitely teeny tiny, the guy was telling us you can make it around the whole Island in about half hour- so we jetted off.
We came across this little sandy beach area and made a pit stop to feel the water and of course snap some photos!
Shortly thereafter we found another scenic spot to stop at –
And then the most amazing thing, we came across this section of rock sculptures at the shore. It’s so hard to see in the photos below but I swear hundreds of unique rock sculptures. As we were approaching we saw a group of people trying to build one together. We wanted to build one too but we were on a time crunch to catch the ferry back. So we admired and left.
By the time we made it back to Portland, we had enough time to grab some dinner. Lobster rolls, yum! And some more gelato, yum! And made the trek back home.
Thankful for a blessed and beautiful weekend with the family. Mama Kim did a fantastic job with the planning!