Wed., June 6th – We drove over to Bath, Maine to take in the Maine Maritime Museum – Here we learned more than we could possibly absorb about shipbuilding in days gone by. Lunch at the Kennebec Tavern overlooking the Kennebec River was a real treat with their local seafood menu. Our evening took us back to Freeport where we hit the LL Bean and Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream!
Thur., June 7th – Our first stop of the morning was at “When Pigs Fly” bakery with its amazing assortment of sweet and savory old-world artisan breads of all kinds. We picked up a loaf of blueberry raspberry lemonade bread (can you believe that combination) and headed for downtown Portland. After driving the narrow streets to see the busy city sights, we continued to Cape Elizabeth for our first experience with the real beauty of Maine’s rugged coastline. At Williams Park, we strolled the trail beside the picturesque Portland Head Light lighthouse. The sun came out just in time for us to enjoy watching the waves crashing against the unusual rock formations, some looking like giant petrified wood piles. (It’s really quartzite.) From there we went to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Breakwater Lighthouse with a lunch stop at the Lobster Shack where Carla started on her search for New England's best lobster roll.