Hi there, and happy Tuesday! After a weekend away there was zero chance of a Monday post, buuuut here I am with a full recap of our trip to Portland! We left last Thursday afternoon and made it up to Boston in time to join Tim’s cousins at an awesome bar for the Patriots season opener. After enjoying some Thai style wings, loaded tater tots and delicious beer we made our way to Ben’s apartment for the night and it was SUCH a great way to break up our drive to Maine.
The next morning we fueled up with Boston Bagel Co. and coffee and enjoyed the gorgeous weather during the short 2 hours to Portland. Our Airbnb was absolutely perfect – if you’ve got a large group I highly recommend this house, plus the attached garden level apartment! We had a blast catching up with all of my high school girls and their assorted fiances/husbands ; )
We headed out to spend the day exploring – our first stop was Portland Lobster Co. for lunch and beers! Tim and I split a lobster roll (duh) but it was small so we also ordered New England style poutine – fries smothered in clam chowder. Yup, it was amazing. After a few drinks we walked further down the waterfront stopping for sightseeing (they have a piece of the Berlin Wall on display!) and shopping. We enjoyed an early happy hour on the deck at Boone’s before heading back to the house. Instead of heading out to dinner (our original plan) we opted for a low key night at home – we ordered pizzas, picked up beer and invited the bridal party and friends over for some games!
Saturday was WEDDING DAY! We started with a homecooked breakfast combined with the absolute heaven that is The Holy Donut – pun very much intended. While some of the group headed out to see a few lighthouses, the remainder of us hung back to play games and go for a quick run before getting ready.
Sarah and Brian got married in the woods – seriously, in a public dog park – and it could not have been a more perfect location in the most beautiful weather. At the ceremony we danced our butts off after a BBQ buffet and after-partied at a local dive bar. We finished the celebrations with late night pizza back at our house and crashed hard – I was NOT looking forward to the 7-8 hour drive the next day.
We made the most of our loooong road trip home with another stop in Boston to check out the Trillium Brewery “Garden on the Greenway” for a few beers and an amazing Vietnamese food truck lunch! The rest of the drive required 5 hour energy and rest stop Auntie Anne’s because – let’s face it – I am not above treating myself on that kinda trip ; )
We had the best, best weekend and I’m so incredibly happy we got to share it with so many of my best friends : ) And of course, huge congratulations to Sarah and Brian!! We’ll DEFINITELY be back to visit the newlyweds because Portland is my new favorite!
Check back tomorrow for the September edition of the Daily Dime linkup – I’m cohosting! : )