The next day we headed further north to Portland, where we checked into our home for the remainder of our anniversary, the Morrill Mansion. We think Mr. Morrill made his fortune in baked beans.
David, our host was FANTASTIC. This man knows his restaurants. I (Rachel) need to remember to mail him a Groupon that I may not be able to use. Our room was amazing. My pictures are MISSING :-( They may be on my old PC that somersaulted onto the floor several months ago. I would love. love, love to stay here again - and so would Moods.
We spent our first anniversary in Ogunquit, Portland and Freeport Maine and we would love to do it again! We learned that if one is going to Ogunquit, it is best to plan to arrive before the holiday weekend. There is a certain bliss of being able to cross the street in less than 10 minutes, park for free, and drive faster than 2 miles per hour that we take for granted. There are no such privileges in Ogunquit on Memorial day. If you want to feel like a human sardine, then by all means go to Ogunquit on a summery holiday! How do I know the difference? We experienced the best and worst of both worlds.
Moon over Maine Bed and Breakfast
We left Thursday afternoon for the 4 hour drive to cozy Moon over Maine Bed and Breakfast. Our room, the Mars Room, had the coolest bathroom and it had a balcony . The room was small, neat, decorated nicely and quite inexpensive compared to the other options in the area. The Innkeepers, Rick and Mark were very accommodating and informative, directing us to all of the cool spots to eat and get dessert. That evening, we were directed to the Front Porch restaurant where we had a fun time people watching and filling up on a good late night meal.
The Front Porch Restaurant
We opted not to sing Karaoke and instead we walked around a bit. We were tired and cold, so we wanted to get back to the room. Moon over Maine is filled with snacks - healthy and unhealthy. If we had the midnight munchies, we would not have had to look very far. The only weird thing about the room we stayed in was that the toilet partially blocked the entry into the shower. You had to sort of climb into the very artistic and well tiled shower. So at first glance, the bathroom looks amazing, but when you go to use it, you realize that this was not a well-designed blueprint.
There is still more to share, but this is a slow work in progress. By the time, we get this entry done, we will be working on year 3!
"Quarterversaries" is our term for special romantic trips. We developed this term unintentionally to refer to any of our special non-anniversary, but anniversary-like getaways.