Maine (8/2-8/3)

As a fan of seafood I have always wanted to visit Maine for their tasty lobster. I have finally checked it off on my bucket list with a mini family vacation. This was the first ever family vacation with both my mom and dad. We drove to Maine leaving early in the morning at 6am on Tuesday (8/2). Taking the non-toll route took about 7hours. After a long drive, it was time for lunch so looking up where to eat something light before the lobster feast to be had that night on my trusty app yelp 😉 found a nice Thai place called  Misen Noodle Bar. 

For appetizers we ordered Thai fries which was fried kobucha pumpkin slices with spicy seasoning in the batter and two sauces and fried rangoon consisting of crab meat and cream cheese with dipping sauces as well. Hungry for food forgot to take pictures. XP 

For entrees I got the drunken noodles with tofu. 

My dad got tom yong soup with shrimp.

Which was not bad but a little too vinegary for me. My mom got the basic shrimp fried rice because she does not really like noodles. 

Before dinner after checking in to our hotel we went for a walk out and decided to visit the Titanic exhibition which was amazing! Titanic is my favorite movie ever.

Then for dinner we went to street and co. We ordered fresh oysters and grilled octopus for appetizers. I really liked the grilled octupus. For entree we got the lobster fra diavolo for two which was enough for three of us. I also ordered a glass of sauvignot blanc to drink with my dinner. 

The above photo was the given complementary sour dough bread which had the right amount of chewiness and crisp. Perfect starter before our feast.

The first half day at Maine was nice. We stayed at the the Westin Portland Harborview hotel which had wellness room which I used to my advantage and did my hour work out on the elliptical so I can enjoy all the food in Maine withou having to worry about putting on too much weight. °^^° 

The next day we had breakfast at Marcy’s diner. I had ordered the breakfast with the French toast, eggs, hash browns and slice of ham. My dad had ordered the same thing but with bacon. My mom had ordered the eggs with bacon and hash browns. 

My favorite thing was the hash browns. The environment was very quaint, old style with a loud music background. It was a new fun experience with amazing comfort food. 

The day before I had bought tickets for trolley tour at 12pm and a sunset cruise at 6:30pm. After our brunch we had a little time to walk around and look around. Soon it was time to board the trolley so we went to a Starbucks to grab some cold drinks as it was a nice sunny day outside. The trolley was 45mintues long with 14dollars per person. It was a nice little tour and very informative. 

Afterwards I wanted to walk along the ferry harbor and go where the site of civil war happened and had a nice view of the water. Took lots of pictures. 

After digesting food and being hot we got some gelato at gorgeous gelato an authentic homemade Italian place. They were amazing. I don’t remember all the names but all flavors are worth trying as you can get two flavors. I also tried their canoli and was the best. I have not had a good one until this one. 

Then we went back to the hotel to rest a little before dinner and the sunset cruise. 

For dinner we went to David’s restaurant and we all got the lobster dinner which comes out for starters a lobster chowder with blackened shrimp cocktail and for entree is a steamed maine lobster with butter and roasted garlic mashed potato.

The view was amazing and a relaxing 105minute sunset cruise which did not feel long at all. 

We all agreed that the best food we had was at street and co.lobster dinner. If anyone ever goes there that is the place one should definitely dine at. 

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