Fall New England Trip
We left our home airport in Birmingham, Alabama, early on Sunday morning, October 8. The first flight was a very short hop over to Atlanta where we boarded for Portland, Maine. I was tired but WAY too excited to sleep in anticipation of our fall New England trip.
Our brother in law, Ed, reserved his Dad’s timeshare and he & Mr. Menace’s sister, Lisa, invited us to tag along on their trip. We could not turn down free accommodations and were very excited to join them on this adventure since none of us had been to the northeast.
We rented a minivan at the airport and hit the roads, where we were immediately greeted by fall color right outside the airport!
First on the agenda was lunch. We had gotten up at 3 am and had a meager breakfast in the Birmingham airport, so we decided to eat while we were still in Portland before we drove up into the mountains to our condo.
Ed was our navigator, driver, and chooser of good eating places and he excelled at his job! He drove us to the waterfront and we ate at DiMillo’s. The “building” began life as a ferry in 1941, and was purchased by the DiMillo family and converted into the floating restaurant in 1982. According to their website, it is:
“One of the largest such restaurants in the country, her overall length is 206 feet, with a beam of 65 feet. She weighs 701 tons and boasts a -horsepower steam engine (but we promise not to fire it up while you’re dining). We are able to seat over 600 guests in our First Deck Dining Room, Port Side Lounge, Second Deck Dining Rooms and three Outside Decks.”
I had my very first Lobster Roll and Mr. Menace had the Lobster Mac & Cheese. Both were delicious.
After our fine meal, the misty rain had stopped and the clouds began to part just in time for the first of MANY photo opportunities.
LINCOLN NEW HAMPSHIRE:
By this time, we were getting a bit tired and we still had a two hour drive, so we loaded up and headed north to Lincoln, New Hampshire.
I took these photos from the backseat of the minivan, through the windshield, with the zoom, so the quality of the photos isn’t the best, but even through all that, it is so obvious how beautiful the drive was.
Our lunch had been so late, that we skipped supper. We made one more run to get a few snacks from the local Family Dollar Store and then made an early night of it.
Part 2 coming soon!
Have you done the New England fall trip?