Scarborough, Maine-- Day #2

 We woke to beautiful sunny skies the next morning.  We had breakfast at Shade at 8 am and using our bed and breakfast package we only had to provide a tip.  We planned our day while chowing down on fresh fruit and granola and an omelet.



We packed up our stuff, checked out of the hotel and headed to Ferry Beach.  We wanted to hike the Prout's Neck Cliff Walk.  We ended up hiking 5 miles all the way around the loop trail using a combination of an online blog we found and an Alltrails map we used.  It was a beautiful trail but I got eaten alive by bugs.  Even on Ferry Beach and in the parking lot we were getting bitten by mosquitoes and horseflies.  






The trail was wet and muddy and narrow but very easy to follow.











It was hot out so I wore shorts, one of the new tank tops I had purchased at Talbots and my hiking sneakers but I should have worn pants and gauzy long sleeves. 




  Once we made it back to the car we decided to head to the Maine Diner for lunch.  My husband had heard that they were featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives so he wanted to try their seafood chowder.  I changed into a pair of compression leggings and a short sleeved t-shirt and that seemed to help with the itchiness of the bug bites.  

We waited about 40 minutes for a table.  We both got a cup of seafood chowder (which was loaded with scallops, shrimp, huge chunks of lobsters, and clams).  I opted to try their fried scallop roll with Cole slaw and my husband got a warm lobster roll with butter and onion rings.  It was all SO delicious!  


We decided to drive back to Kittery and get some ice cream before heading home.  It was clouding over and starting to sprinkle again plus we knew we had at least a few hours drive; maybe more depending on traffic.  

We stopped back at York River Landing and while I typically get Maine Black Bear (vanilla ice cream with raspberry swirls and raspberry filled chocolate cups) I thought it was much to similar to the ice cream I just had the night before.  I opted to try a new flavor-- Maine Lobster Tracks and Oh my! I might just have a new favorite!!  It's vanilla ice cream with lobster colored caramel filled chocolate cups swirled with an eclair crunch. 


This is a kiddie size!  Can you see the bright orange caramel pieces?  They were so good!

That was the end of our weekend in Maine.  Gosh I already miss it and can't wait to go back!  Maybe I can talk my husband into trying out a new resort this fall for his birthday??

You can read part 1 here.

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  1. That Ice cream looks and sounds so good. What fun, you make me really want to get to Maine. It’s gorgeous!

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  2. That coast line is just gorgeous and I heard that the Maine Diner has amazing blueberry pancakes!

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    1. I don't think there was a thing we tried that we didn't like.

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  3. Too bad about the bugs because otherwise it sounds amazing!

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    1. Other than the bugs it would have been perfect.

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  4. What a fun place to visit - beautiful!
    I bet that restaurant is glad to have been featured on Food Network - mmm... onion rings. my fav!

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    1. Yes, there are quite a few from that area of Maine that have been on Diner's Drive-ins and Dives.

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  5. Maine's rocky beaches are so cool!

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  6. That's so cool that you got to go to that restaurant that was featured on TV. I bet that's why the wait was so long! Haha. And I cannot believe that is the kiddie sized ice cream cone. That's big enough for both of our kids to share!

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    1. That was definitely part of the wait but we were also told that much like all the other places they are having a really hard time finding help so can only open the restaurant part-way.

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  7. A day and environment completely to my liking, except, for bugs and horseflies ;)

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    1. Yeah, other than the bugs and horseflies it would have been perfect.

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  8. What a wonderful trip! Except for the bugs of course! I really hope to make it up to Maine some day. It sure looks beautiful! That ice cream sure sounds delicious though!

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  9. Oh my goodness, the food sounds incredible. I love seafood and we always like to find the places that were on Guy's show too! That ice cream - yum - eclair crunch? Yes, yes, yes!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. I love seafood too; we've eaten a few of Guy's places and have never been disappointed.

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  10. The trail does look beautiful. I hate bugs and being eaten alive while I hike. I always look for places that are featured on Diners, Drivers and Dives.

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    1. I try to hike in pants and long sleeves when I can but I didn't think it would be that buggy along the ocean!

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  11. Your photos brought back wonderful memories to me of trips we took to Maine when we lived in New York. It is really a beautiful state!

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    1. So happy I could bring back some wonderful memories for you.

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  12. What a wonderful weekend. That ice cream looks so good and that was the kiddie size!
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. Yeah, the sizes of those ice creams were crazy!

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  13. I have never forgotten a vacation to Maine we enjoyed when I was a little girl. A LONG time ago. We picked blueberries, swam in a lake, stayed in the most quaint cottage. Thank you for reminding me of that trip. Your photos are always lovely. Great capture of the waves breaking on the rocks. You look really cute in your short, tank and hiking tennis shoes. But I bet the bugs did have a field day on your arms and legs. Your dinner meal sounds divine. We are headed to the beach this week. Hoping there is seafood in my future!!

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    1. Yum! Hoping you get plenty of seafood this week.

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  14. What a lovely part of the world! Those rocks at the coast are gorgeous.

    Thanks for your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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  15. Beautiful photos, Joanne! What a wonderfully inspiring landscape. I need to visit the ocean soon. I feel it pulling me!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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