A Weekend in Maine

I had a weekend up in Maine with Sarah; sadly, the reason for this trip was that her grandfather is not well at all, and much of the family is travelling up to see him. Travel and visiting was most of Saturday and Sunday, through the early afternoon. But the drive back had a few things worth sharing.

We stopped in Portland on the way back (including Cape Elizabeth). We got to briefly check out the sights--from Crescent Beach...

...to Portland Head Light (obligatory postcard shot!)...

...to the local wastewater treatment facility! (okay, so we just drove by it on the bridge. But I found it interesting enough to find the web page about its construction).

Dinner was in Portland, at Street & Company--a great little seafood place, in a cobblestone alley off of the main drag. The Yelp reviews were really good... with many recommending the lobster fra diavlo. Yep... that's what we ordered (seafood with a spicy tomato sauce and pasta... including a whole split lobster):

We also had some "taste" side dishes to start--tomato and parmesan clafoutis (somewhat like a tiny quiche), and a small red pepper stuffed with crab mean. Both great... but man, the fra diavlo was amazing. Sarah taught me a thing or two about extracting the last bits of meat out of lobster (e.g., the fins on the tail actually have a nice morsel, if you crack them open).

But I have to say that the aftermath from our feast made me want to describe our dinner as, "spicy red sauce seafood massacre":

Like I said, yum. Strong recommend.

Finally, I had to drag Sarah over to the docks, to see if a certain boat that I know is still there:

Yep, the Bay View Lady is still in the water and in business, Amie. That fact makes me smile for some reason.


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