Our Trip to Portland, Part 2

After our ill-fated first attempt, we did actually make it to Portland the last weekend in August. Here’s the story in pictures and captions.

Brunch at The Front Room, with a view of industrial-sized kitchen equipment.

Brunch at The Front Room, with a view of industrial-sized kitchen equipment.

A tasting at the Maine Mead Works meadery.

A tasting at the Maine Mead Works meadery.

Spot the grammatical error on the Freedom Trail plaque!

Spot the grammatical error on the Freedom Trail plaque!

A church parking lot with a sense of humor.

A church parking lot with a sense of humor.

The garden behind the Wadsworth-Longfellow House.

The garden behind the Wadsworth-Longfellow House.

Taking a break in the garden.

Taking a break in the garden.

There were some real gems in the Maine Historical Society gift shop.

There were some real gems in the Maine Historical Society gift shop.

A visit to the excellent Portland Museum of Art, including a great Richard Estes exhibit.

A visit to the excellent Portland Museum of Art, including a great Richard Estes exhibit.

This one speaks for itself.

This one speaks for itself.

A visit to the Maine Potters Market.

A visit to the Maine Potters Market.

The Bar of Chocolate, where we ate a delicious slice of cake and overheard the best conversation of the day.

The Bar of Chocolate, where we ate a delicious slice of cake and overheard the best conversation of the day.

Pizza at Otto for dinner.

Pizza at Otto for dinner.

I wonder how much the state of Maine spends on lobster stencils.

I wonder how much the state of Maine spends on lobster stencils.

 

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3 responses to “Our Trip to Portland, Part 2

  1. Desperate to know what conversation you overheard!

    • Okay: So there were a few guys I definitely would have pegged as bros, until I heard them talking, and one or two woman with them. Bro 1 and Woman 1 were talking about Christmas decorations; Bro 1 was saying how he liked things to be restrained, understated, etc., just a few wreaths of the same type, and complaining how the woman wanted over-the-top decorations, lights hanging from the ceiling, etc. After a while of this – Ben and I trying desperately not to giggle out loud – Bro 2 interrupts from the side and says, “Can I just say one thing? You guys are talking about Christmas decorations…Can I just say one thing? It’s August 31.”
      Possibly it was funnier in person, but now you know.

      • No, that actually sounds amazing. I had no idea Bros care about Christmas decor!! And so early. Those Bros were planning ahead! “Can I just say one thing?” Delightful!

        How’s Sudo’s toe?

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