Maine Vacation – A Photo Essay

This past weekend I took a few days and went on vacation to Maine. I took some photos and ate at some pretty good places. The restaurants that were worth noting are described below in case you happen to be in Maine (or somewhere along the way).

The first part of our journey involved driving from Rochester to Nashua, NH on Thursday night. Along the way we stopped in Syracuse at a wonderful diner called Stella’s. I got the rattlesnake pasta which was quite good, and more food than I could possibly eat in two sittings.

We arrived in Nashua, NH that night and stayed with a friend of mine. We left the next morning but not before enjoying breakfast at Jackies in Nashua. From there we drove to Freeport Maine to go to the LL Bean outlet. We finally settled into our hotel in Portland where we were greeted by Whoopie Pies which was a nice touch.

On Saturday we drove from Portland to Augusta and saw the Capital of Maine. We also ate at a really great place called “The Liberal Cup” which is a microbrewery just outside Augusta. They had a variety home-brewed beers on tap and they had a really good Beer Cheese soup.

From August we drove to Orono Maine to visit the University of Maine which was quite a nice campus. We left uMaine and traveled to Bangor which was also a nice city with plenty of little microbreweries and restaurants to eat at.

The next day we visited the Portland Head Lighthouse which was absolutely beautiful. It is a shame we couldn’t spend more time there walking around. I was also a bit disappointed that we couldn’t visit the cryptozoology museum which we skipped in view of getting lobster rolls at the Portland Lobster Co and going on a whale watch. Unfortunately we didn’t see any whales but we did see some cool boats and they did offer us another chance to go on the watch for free because we didn’t see any whales which was nice of them. We then left for Nashua were we stayed for the night.

The final day we enjoyed a good breakfast from The City Room in Nashua. After leaving Nashua we drove to Albany (which is an utter and complete shit hole and that’s saying a lot after visiting much of New Jersey). Albany does have a good Thai, Korean, Japanese restaurant though called Kinnaree where I had some delicious curry.

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Rattlesnake pasta from Stella's in Syracuse.

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