OH man… what ever did we do before AirBnb’s?! I can’t believe how many countless dollars were spent on crummy hotel rooms with windows overlooking parking lots. I can’t take credit for finding this gorgeous spot in Maine, as my friend Anna is not only an avid traveler but maybe one of the most in-depth planner I think i’ve ever known. So thank you Anna for finding this gem!
One of the key ingredients of planning a girls weekend, in my opinion, is finding a spot that is not only adorable but not one hell of a drive. Especially now having a small human to watch over - being able to go away and unplug without having to drive over three hours is maybe the most enticing part. Not that I don’t enjoy the car silence, but lets hurry up and get there already! And open up the wine! Wahoo.
Our weekend was classic Maine. Beautiful and sunny for our arrival and then foggy AF for pretty much the remainder of the weekend. The fog varied from “ooh look at that cool mist over the water” to “where the hell is the road.”
From Brunswick, we headed further north through Harpswell onto Orr’s Island… where we saw even less. We were rolling down the winding roads, which typically have gorgeous water views, and we could hardly see the houses! The end of Orr’s Island, typically a breathtaking view of the ocean was maybe visible 20 feet out. DOH. Well, it was a nice drive and a nice excuse to sing loudly to Arcade Fire. Added bonus- we found a place on the way back called Morses Cribstone Grill hat had lobster bloody marys!!! LOBSTER. BLOODY. MARYS!!! I don’t know about you, but a lobster tail in a vat of tomato-y vodka-y deliciousness makes my heart happy!
We wrapped the weekend up with a very very foggy boat ride up and down the river. Hell, the boat captain could have been motoring around in small circles and we would have had no idea. It was wet, foggy, and visibility was about 5-7 feet. But we had wine! And we had snacks! And we got to go to LL Bean after our wine and snacks! HORRAY for girls weekend!