Getting a four day stretch of work off has been a rarity for Kayla during this assignment, so we decided to cross a major trip off of our east coast bucket list and headed northeast to Maine.
Not knowing anything besides it being a lobster-lover’s heaven on earth, we didn’t know what to expect.
Somehow our string of good luck was still going strong and we were able to snag an AirBnb on one of hundreds of bays and channels that make up Maine’s coastline.
We stopped quickly for dinner in Portland, ME and then headed up to the tiny town of Freeport.
The weather was absolutely perfect which allowed us to get out for a hike and a memorable canoe trip on the bay.
We ventured into Freeport a couple of times where we wandered around the outlet shops and most importantly, the original L.L. Bean store. Throughout the whole area, it is apparent that L.L. Bean has been a cornerstone for the community and inspires a great deal of attention and visitors to the city.
Following a suggestion from our hosts, we headed into Brunswick, ME for dinner and gelato, only to again be put in awe over the incredible small towns and communities along Maine’s coast.
We stayed for two nights in the AirBnb and then a third night we camped further east on Sagadahoc Bay where we got our fix of campfires and lobster directly from the boat.
For us, this was one of the few times in the past year that we have been able to get away from the sights, sounds and smells of the city. That reason alone made this trip something to look forward to, but after exploring the area and meeting some remarkable people, it was hard to leave.