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North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor September 19th 2016

Geo: 43.8514, -69.6283Headed off to Boothbay harbour. Strangely lots of traffic out this way, not sure why. Beautifullittle harbour side town though. Found the Maine popcorn company andafter trying many decided to purchase the Salt and Vinegar andBuffalo Wings popcorn flavours. Also tried taffy and chocolatecoated Oreos. (Haven't tried the fried Oreos yet, but yet they frythem also). Stopped off at Wiscasset for lunch which we topped off with hot fudge icecream. I think we're eating our way through Maine.Came back through Freeport which has shopping outlets, but we had fun buying at North Facewith their 'sample' sale. Had a look through L L Bean which is huge and well themed. A bigger version of the store out of Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' show. Kirsten ran out of time to buy inNike store but runners ... read more
Unusual place to stay and eat - Boothbay Harbour
Even the streets and shops are cute
Boothbay - Ella trying 'gravel'

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor September 15th 2015

Geo: 43.8514, -69.6283Day 2 – Lobster Trifecta Cape Elizabeth to Boothbay HarborI planned to work my way through Maine eating lobster. I started in Massachusetts, attending a clambake that featured whole lobster, and I suppose I'll continue right on into the Canadian Maritimes. Today was no exception. #1. I started with breakfast at Bayside American Café in downtown Portland, where I had their lobster Benedict. Very tasty, with spinach and an exquisite hollandaise. There wasn't a whole lot of lobster (perhaps half a tail) but it was perfect. The price was $16, just a $5 increment over the classic eggs Benedict. This restaurant has won a lot of rewards and deserves it. Check it out.#2. Skipping to lunch, we skipped lunch. Breakfast had been late and rich. So when it came time for lunch, we weren't ... read more
Lobster ice cream, Qt's in Wiscasset
Lobster benedict
LL Bean, Freeport, ME

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor August 6th 2013

Geo: 43.8514, -69.6283Weather: 77 and sunny and perfect We couldn't ask for a more picturesque place and better weather. Our cottage is rustic and charming. The views are priceless. The town of Boothbay is beautiful, artsy, harborish and perfect. We are having a...well the only way to describe it is, a lovely time. We have spent two nights here. Today we explored the property here and moseyed on into town. The kids and I woke up around 7. I made my coffee and made them some hot chocolate and we sat on the deck and tried to take mental photographs of the scene before us. Peace and picturesque...until MATTHEW decides to speak loud enough for the lobster fisherman to hear him in the bay. How many times we have to tell him not to share our ... read more
Dockside
Stop and Smell the Flowers
Harbor Cove in the AM

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor August 5th 2013

Geo: 43.8514, -69.6283Weather: low 70s and sunny Casual wake up and breakfast in the hotel. Free breakfast again! Gotta love that. Hotel-wise, you win some, you lose some. This one wasn't terrible but to not for the memory books. Paul called it the Quality Inn the lobby and breakfast room only. Go for cheap, feel cheap.Off to...Ben & Jerrys!!! Ice Cream before noon! Life is good. What a fun place. We took the tour of the factory and had a tasting of their salty caramel ice cream. Oh my. Yummy. Then Matty and I had some chocolate peanut butter heaven in a cone, Daddy and E got a raspberry smoothie and Ben got a Cherry Garcia. Fun morning. Today we were on our way to Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 6 hour drive. Big driving day. Along the ... read more
Salty Caramel ice cream
The House of Reps
Senate Chambers

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor July 20th 2013

Geo: 43.8514, -69.6283Stayed out too late last night. We had a slow start to the day. After breakfast and doing the laundry, we took the scooter around East Boothbay.We had dinner with two couples that we met last night. Then, we watched a band at a bar on the docks and headed back to the hotel.Bar Harbor and Arcadia National Park tomorrow.... read more
Rocky shores of Maine
Easy Boothbay
One of many incredible houses

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor July 19th 2013

Geo: 43.8514, -69.6283We left Echo Lake early in the morning and drove to the Mount Washington Hotel. We asked the concierge there about hiking trails. We were going to hike to the top of Mt. Washington, but the weather called for dangerous storms and 40 mph winds. So, we did a 5 mile hike to the Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliffs instead. I would say it was 150% humidity, but at least it was rather cool....and the sights were awesome.From there, we drove 2-1/2 hours to Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It is a cool town with a bunch of lobster boats and restaurants surrounding the harbor. We met some great locals; one who played for the Red Sox (and the Norfolk farm team) in the mid-90's and another who graduated from Radford in the late 60's.We stayed ... read more
Arethusa Falls
Hiking the trail
The trail

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor June 18th 2012

Today was another amazing drive to another beautiful sight in Maine. Our travels today took us to Boothbay Harbor. It was overcast this morning and quite cool (63 degrees) with an onshore breeze. It was cool enough for Sally and I to put on our jackets. We had a great time looking around the shops and of course had to have lobster for lunch. No dinner tonight though!! While in Boothbay Harbor we talked to a woman who suggested that we might want to go out to Pemaquid point and check out the light house. Pemaquid light house is a functioning light house that is maintained by the coast guard. Sally and I were able to climb to the top of the lighthouse although going up was much easier than coming down. The view was fantastic. ... read more
Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor October 30th 2010

This travel journal will be used to post excerpts from my recent book Our Summer In Boothbay Harbor, otherwise known as The Marshalls Become Maineaics. The cover is as good as any place to begin our journey. I met the artist Mark Mellor during our stay in 2009. His studio, next to his home, is a few minutes walk from where we stayed. Over the course of the summer I would stop by in acceptable New England tradition to pass the time of day; "yhep, that's about right" and "uh huh." Describing to Mark that I needed a photo of Boothbay Harbor that would be instantly recognizable to anyone who lives or had been there, and the difficulty I was having getting just the right perspective, he agreed to paint what he called an illustration depicting ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor October 13th 2009

Going to bed last night we thought it just might get cold enough for a chance of snow. Still we were quite surprised when we looked out our hotel window to a fresh blanket of snow. Since we had a lot of ground to cover today, we had another early start to our drive. Snow flurries were still falling when we hit the road around 7am. Not having ever driven while the snow was falling, I was a little nervous about taking the wheel. Shea had some experience while she lived in South Dakota so she took the first driving shift. We drove towards northeast Vermont along Highway 2 to St. Johnsbury. By now the snow had turned into a light rain but it was still absolutely freezing. We stopped for a quick breakfast at McDonald's ... read more
Fresh Snow
Kevin Enjoying The Snowfall
Driving In a Winter Wonderland




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