"as if the world weren't full enough of history without inventing more." ~ granny weatherwax, wyrd sisters.
Portland, Maine, that is (clearing up any confusion for you West Coasters). Hanna and I rented a Zipcar today and drove up to Portland (three states in two hours!) to meet her parents for the morning and early afternoon. We started at the local Starbucks -- oxymoronic as that may sound -- and rambled around through the bookstore, L.L. Bean outlet, and various shops before picnicking down by the ocean.
While eating lunch, we chanced to see a small steam train which ran on a narrow-gauge track along the harbor! And we also enjoyed a bit of casual leaf-spotting; Boston's trees turn color but we're often not outside in the middle of a sunny day to enjoy them!
posted by annajcook at 11:30 PM
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