Monday, 24 October 2011

Travel to Maine for a weekend

We decided to do a spur of the moment weekend trip to Maine to catch the Fall foliage and sample the famous seafood.

I scored some cheap w/e special flights with Continental for $139 and rented a car from Hertz using a corporate discount for $35 per day. After touchdown in Portland on Saturday a.m. we headed 30 miles north to the historic old town of Bath. A tip from a review on tripadvisor about a coupon on roomsaver reduced the hotel price from $189 to $89.

We spent Saturday and most of Sunday exploring the picturesque coastal inlets before heading back to Portland for the night.

Food highlights included haddock chowder, wood oven roasted whole sea bass, oysters with cranberry and garlic mussels. Beer highlights included a mandatory stop at the Shipyard brewery with free samples. The IPA is a personal favorite.


Baino October 24, 2011 3:56 pm  

Cranberry on Oysters? Philistine! Looks lovely actually. I wish we got into the Halloween thing. I did notice one of our supermarkets is selling American style pumpkins. I've never seen them in the shops before. Hungry now, food highlight? Weetbix for breakfast UGH. I'd rather eat the box they came in.

Paddy in BA (Quickroute) October 24, 2011 11:33 pm  

@ Baino: the seafood options in Maine reminded me a little of Oz - fab & affordable

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