One week ago today was my birthday and I spent the day on my own…
If you follow me on Instagram you know that Dale and I escaped reality this weekend and went on a getaway to Freeport, Maine. We planned this trip a few weeks ago and I have to say, the timing was pretty good. We basically shopped, ate, and drank our way from one end of the town to the other.
I call this our Maine or Bust Selfie and I took it in the driveway Friday morning right before we left.
First stop: Gritty’s for beer. And, you know, some lunch. The place was packed and that set the tone for the weekend. Lots of people everywhere!
We spent the rest of the day shopping at L.L. Bean, hanging out in our hotel room, and having a wonderful evening meal at the Broad Arrow Tavern. We both had lobster – Dale’s in the form of stew and a lobster roll, mine as lobster stuffed baked haddock. The place is cozy and charming in a hunting lodge kind of way and we really enjoyed our time there.
Saturday was a continuation of the shopping and the eating. We hit the L.L. Bean Outlet right off the bat and outfitted Dale for the fall and winter. And we walked around a bit, too. Dale loved seeing this Civil War monument, of course.
Shopping makes us thirsty so we stopped into Linda Bean’s for a pint. Like everywhere else it was packed but we managed to score a cute little table on the 2nd floor by a window. It was a neat bird’s eye view of downtown Freeport and a great way to recharge.
We didn’t actually have this lemon meringue pie but I had to take a photo. Seriously. LOOK at that meringue!
After Linda Bean’s we went to the Bass Outlet where we both got shoes and lots and lots of fun new socks. We hit up Georgetown Pottery and then we were thirsty again.
So, Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro it was. We were originally going to just have one drink and a little snack and then go back for a late dinner. But the bar was comfortable and we wound up spending the late afternoon there, first having cocktails and this amazing antipasto platter.
And then moving on to wine and pizza.
We were back in the hotel room by 7pm and I have to say it was pretty nice to get comfortable and just relax without having to go back out again. We watched some TV and shared some laughs and stories and it was a really nice time. I know we spend a lot of time together at home but there’s something special and set aside about being in a hotel room. No chores, no distractions. I love it.
Sunday morning we headed back to L.L. Bean for a few last minute things and then took the scenic route down to the Kittery Trading Post. A late lunch at Bob’s Clam Hut was the perfect way to end our time away.
And then it was home and unpacking and trying to find a place for all the stuff we bought! Two new coats for me and a pair of boots plus all those socks. A tray from Georgetown Pottery and some storage containers from the Pyrex store. A few home decor items from L.L. Bean. Two coats for Dale, one pair of pants, a sweater, two shirts and some long underwear. Even if we didn’t have to go to work tomorrow we would have had to come home before we spent any more money!
Hope your weekend was great and you feel recharged for the week ahead.