We said our goodbyes to Conway this morning and then drove two hours east to the town of Brunswick, ME. We come here every time we visit the northeast because we have so many friends from this area. Well, technically they are Wendy's friends, but I've gotten to know them too. We decided to make a stop at the famous L.L. Bean in Freeport on the way into town.
We did some more shopping after we ate, and while shopping I suddenly lost peripheral vision in my left eye. This was followed by a huge headache. We immediately went to our usual hotel in the area and I took what seemed like a 20 minute shower before laying down and sleeping for most of the afternoon. What damper on the day! I figure I either have a brain tumor, or it was an ocular migraine.
I was able to wake up around when dinner usually happens (like male in his 20s ought to). We went to this awesome place called "Sea Dogs". Surprisingly, we got haddock instead of lobster. Haddock is a white fish that I can't get in Arizona, so I go overboard on it while I'm in Maine.
Although the picture above looks sunny and warm, the weather soon took a turn and I was making trips back to the car to get jackets. That's what I love about the northeast though, the weather (and scenery) is constantly changing! I can tell you right now without looking it up that it is sunny in Arizona with zero chance of rain. Don't tell me I'm wrong, Tucson is that predictable.
After dinner I bought some workout bands, because after all, I have to do something to try to combat all unhealthy lobster rolls :-) There is a particularly beautiful path here in Brunswick/Topsham that I love to run while I'm here. I plan on doing that at least a few times while we are here. Hopefully, I'll get some pictures because the path runs along a huge river.
Why Maine is better than NH.....Finally, some moose! (compliments of LL Bean, lol)
There is a line of t-shirts that is popular around here called "Life is Good" that show little stick figures enjoying a multitude of activities. I did not buy one. However, there is also a new line of t-shirts called "Life is Crap" showing little stick figures having a pretty awful day. I am going to keep looking for the one I didn't buy yet (a dog standing in front of an empty plate near a grill, clearly having gorged itself on whatever the poor stick figure cooked). In the meantime, this first one represented our early time in NH so I had to have it. The second is from a line called "Dog is Good". Oh, and I found, and had to have, these rockin' pajama pants!
As Joel mentioned, dinner was quite good. What he failed to mention is that he had to run to the car for jackets (twice in my case, one just wasn't enough) because he wanted to sit outside at the restaurant. No sooner had we ordered than the clouds moved in and the wind picked up. We juggled our glasses and utensils constantly to keep our napkins and trash from blowing into the river, all the while as I'm fighting vertigo because of the view next to my chair (below) of the swirling water below us. The redeeming factor for me was that Joel was in shorts. >:-}