Fall New England Trip ~ Part 3
As you know, we took a fall vacation to the north east last month. It is such a picturesque area that I have had to break the posts up into three parts to share just a few of my pictures.
Part 1 (read HERE) covered the flight and a day, Sunday, in Portland, Maine.
Part 2 (read HERE) covered the next two days, Monday & Tuesday, which included a museum in Vermont, and a Facebook friends meetup in York, Maine. And now, we are here:
We left the condo and ate breakfast at nearby Peg’s Restaurant. We enjoyed the food so much that we said we were going to go back there again, but never made it.
After we left Peg’s we took another scenic route (spoiler alert: they are ALL scenic routes!) to Portland Maine.
We had another beautiful day and our plans were to board the Lucky Catch and learn how to catch lobsters!
The scenery from the water was just as impressive.
On the lobster boat, we learned how to bait the traps.
We also emptied the traps of any lobsters and crabs that had been caught and then threw them back into the water.
While Ed & Lisa were working, Mr. Menace got into a little mischief teasing the sea gulls…
After our lobster fishing experience, we purchased our fresh lobsters and headed out with them to the Portland Lobster Company where they would prepare our lobsters and serve us up some sides and drinks to go along with them.
Funny thing though… if you were not taking your lobster home, but were taking it the few feet down the dock to the restaurant, there was some law that the lobster couldn’t be wrapped or hidden in a bag. You had to take it in your hand. So we marched down the boardwalk, lobsters in hand and then decided we should take a selfie with our live lobsters.
Somehow, Ed held on to the camera button on his phone too long and it snapped about 20 pictures rapid fire! In the above picture, I was the only one realizing what was happening.
In the picture below, Ed had realized he did something wrong. Lisa was trying to see exactly what was going on. And Mr. Menace was still oblivious.
We were sure ready for our meal by this time. So we settled down at a picnic table outside on the dock.
Cracking open a lobster isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Luckily the placemats had instructions for us.
By the time we got it figured out, the meat was cold, but it was still good.
And I learned how to do it so the next time I had lobster, I was a PRO!
We didn’t have anything scheduled for Thursday. We decided to just ride and see what we saw. But first, BREAKFAST! Ed, our man in charge, picked another winner with Sunny Day Diner in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
After breakfast, we started out to sightsee and we drove past the Indian Head Resort, which had this small firetower.
It was a blustery cool day, but the views from the tower were magnificent.
We then rode a little further and came upon The Flume Gorge. We decided to take the 2 mile loop hike and boy was it worth it!
The pictures do not do it justice. It is a sight meant to be seen in person.
And of course I wanted a selfie when we made it to the top.
The trip back down was not as spectacular, but still beautiful in a different way.
I am an outdoor person and this is the kind of thing that I really enjoy doing.
You can watch a short video that I posted of the waterfall HERE. Take a look!
I thought I could finish our trip in 3 posts, but this post is getting too lengthy and heavy with pictures. You won’t want to miss the final episode though. I promise!