To celebrate being married for seven years (and because we really needed a vacation), the hubs and I recently took off for a little trip to Maine.
When we go on vacation, we like to wander and we like to eat. (I also like to sleep in and poke into every bookshop I can find. My morning-person, not-quite-so-book-nerdy husband handles both of these things with great patience.)
We rented a tiny studio apartment in Rockland, a short walk from downtown. There was really just enough room to turn around (or snuggle on the loveseat watching Modern Family on DVD), but it was all we needed for a weekend.
Mid-coast Maine is full of little towns with ridiculously cute Main Streets. We browsed the shops in Rockland and Camden to our hearts’ content: books, toys, yarn, T-shirts, cool things carved out of wood.
The harbor views are stunning.
We also explored the Camden Public Library, because I cannot resist a beautiful library.
We had a delicious dinner at In Good Company, where we shared several small plates: deviled eggs, stuffed peppers with goat cheese, crusty baguette with fancy butter and thin slices of Parmesan.
We also had bowls of gingery carrot-beet soup, and finished with lemon cake drizzled with lemon-thyme syrup.
A little bit fancy and a whole lot delicious.
On Saturday afternoon, we drove to the top of Mount Battie, just outside Camden, for some truly amazing harbor views.
This spot supposedly inspired Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Renascence.”
Ice cream, of course, is an important part of vacation. The wild blueberry ice cream at Lulu’s, in Rockland, was delectable. (J is enjoying strawberry-balsamic sorbet in this picture.)
Sunday was rainy, windy and cold, but we braved the elements and drove to Belfast to meet our friends Isaac and Katelyn for dinner.
We hadn’t seen them in a year, and we spent hours catching up on our lives, first over cups of tea, then over Italian food and glasses of red wine. The best.
We drove back on Monday (stopping in Portland for lunch), relaxed and so happy after four lovely days together.