Today we went to Boothbay! We had originally planned to go to Boothbay later in the month in hopes that more shops and restaurants would be open, but we didn’t have anything planned for the day so we just decided to go today instead. Most of the shops were closed, but our favorite one was not. It’s a huge store called “Enchantments” and it has tons of cool books, music, candles, and other random things. It’s open all year round.
Wendy's note: I was so happy to find a specific scent here that I've been trying to find for years. It's a white musk that I LOVE as a perfume. We should have taken a photo inside because there are thousands of little goodies on every shelf. A guy could spend days here and not take it all in.
On the way back to Brunswick we went to the best place to get lobster rolls, “Red’s Eats”. This place was featured on Food TV, or something like that, as being the best lobster roll in Maine. They are huge and very, very good. I didn’t even get one because I am getting burnt out on Lobster, but the Haddock I got there was the best I’ve ever had. We might have to hit that place again before we go.
Wendy's note: "or something like that"...sigh. Red's is flippin' famous! During the summer the line to get one of these rolls can literally be an hour long, and people do it because there is more than a whole lobster in every roll. Note also the *perfectly* toasted bun in the photo, along with the whole chunks of tail. SO good! (It comes with mayo or melted butter on the side, and I smeared a little mayo on one side of the roll before we took the picture.)
After Red’s Eats, we went on an adventure to find “fiddleheads”. Apparently, fiddleheads are a fern type thing that you can eat this time of year. Wendy used to eat them growing up, so she wanted to find some so we could try them. We found some at a local shop and are planning to bring them to Ron’s house later in the week to have a fiddlehead eating party. More on that later.
In the evening we went to the coolest sports bar in Maine. It’s called “The Depot” and it’s in Gardiner. We met a few of Wendy’s friends, Heather, Pat, and Eddie. Heather and her husband are huge Pats fans, so we chatted about that for a long, long time. The bar was packed because the Bruins were playing (they lost).
Wendy's note: The Depot is very well know in the area as being a friendly bar where most everyone knows everyone. My friends tell me it's always very safe - though both times we've been there over the past two years a woman picked a fight with a guy and things got ugly and resulted in someone being asked to leave. Heather, my best friend from across the street growing up here in Farmingdale, swears it has only ever happened those two times though, haha. I certainly noticed that everyone who walked in said hello to the people I was with and just about everyone else as well. Does that mean everyone is friend or everyone here spends way too much time at the bar? lol I so enjoyed catching up with them, though. Great people here in Maine!