P.S. Yeah I will start my post today with letters I have to finish it. But here is the thing – I wanted to create a blog for the last two years, but I had already written this post a while ago. I have been to Maine a couple more times since and I changed my mind about some points. But I would love to share with you my first impression.
So here I am, sitting at the table, enjoying raspberry flavored tea, and staring at pictures of our vacation. Memory is such a strange thing. It’s already been a month since we came back, but it seems like yesterday. I remember our trip like a flash of something bright, very emotional, long-anticipated and at the same time fast. It couldn’t have been better. We went to Maine – I called it the state of the real scouts. It is not a place for people who just like to spend their vacation lying on a beach. Maine is great for those who prefer to discover new horizons.
Our flight was from Baltimore to Portland – where my then-boyfriend’s (now husband’s :))) parents met us. It was my first time meeting them, so I was kind of nervous. We went to Sea Dog Brewing Co. I’m not a big fan of different kinds of ale, but their raspberry ale is my little foible.
The next morning we went to Acadia National Park. I was speechless. I just can’t – and refuse to – describe this beauty. After that the world lost me, I changed my reality; and didn’t pick up phone calls or answer texts. I was completely into all our adventures. I wanted to catch every moment, and it didn’t matter what it was: walking along the beach while a light breeze inflates my curls and cool ocean sprinkles my feet, or hiking up Cadillac Mountain…
Every day we drove through small towns with names of European countries or capitals. I never thought that I could drive from Manchester to Norway through Paris in a couple hours.
Of course, we visited the capital – Augusta. The Maine State House looks like a miniature of the US Capitol.
I had a mindset that nothing would ruin my trip. But visiting this state I developed an idea: there is nothing to do there for young people. I mean the entertainment infrastructure is almost absent, but while I was on vacation I wanted to see only the wonders around me. My galaxy is full of joy and happiness. I’m absolutely sure that to reach these feelings you need only one thing: harmony with nature and the world around you.
Of course I can’t skip cuisine. It was a lobster paradise. I had a food coma every single day. Though we were in New England, I completed the pleasure with my favorite French wine.
Our last stop was at my boyfriend’s family camp. We did lots of fun activities there: kayaking (I tried it for the first time in my life) and hiking in the woods – where I saw so many wild mushrooms. At the end of the evening we were lying on a deck with a glass of wine, staring at an amazing night sky, listening to the loons, and dreaming…