Allison not only took us to the sites, but we ate lobster rolls twice. She certainly knows the way to our heart! We spent some time in Cape Elizabeth and some time in Portland. We went to the Fort Williams Park and the lobster roll food truck there (yum), the Portland Head Light, Two Lights, Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth.
James, Allison, and me in front of Casco Bay
In front of the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, ME
James loves Maine!
Strolling around Fort Williams Park
Yeah, they get to live here, all the time.
Dan, trying to get some work done on the back porch
In Portland, we got delicious sandwiches at Duckfat and took them to Fort Allen Park to picnic. We also made a stop at Shipyard Brewery. There aren't any photos of our lovely picnic in the park because I spent a little while chasing James around and trying to keep him from bashing himself on the many cement monuments. Mercifully, Kevin and Dan took James back for a nap so Allison and I could enjoy the rest of the afternoon. We also got some amazing licorice gelato at Gorgeous Gelato in Portland. Apparently there is quite the gelato rivalry in Portland, and Allison is committed to Gorgeous, so I won't threaten our friendship by mentioning the name of the competition. Suffice to say, I didn't try the other gelato place.
Fort Allen Park in Portland, ME
We didn't have to venture far from the house for lovely sights and activities though. For one thing, Allison flattered me by asking me to take photos of her family. I might have liked this better than lobster rolls (but maybe less than gelato). We went on a long walk with James through a path in the woods near her house. Kevin even went on a longer walk/hike in a different part of the same woods (sans James). They also live near a a scenic rocky beach. We would have stayed longer, but you know, James tried to eat the rocks. Thank you for all your wonderful hospitality, Allison and Dan!
Allison and Dan volunteered themselves for an Ericka-style photo shoot
Beautiful walking path near the house
Allison, James and I at the beach
Failed attempt at a family photo- but we have a lot of those
Photo bomb! And it's a better (accidental) family photo!
Coco got her own shoot too