The drive up to Portland from New York took around six hours. We stopped by Hartford Connecticut along the way for a little stretch and to have lunch at this cute Italian restaurant. The further north we drove, the more firey and vibrant the leaves turned. Around NY at this time, the leaves are still predominantly green. Despite the rain, we still enjoyed seeing the beautiful bursts of orange and crimson red trees lining the highway leading to Maine. New England at this time of the year is truly breath taking!
Portland Maine Observatory
Met my new friend Rumpelstiltskin, the Nigerian Dwarf Goat, at the market
The next few days (race day included) turned out to be beautiful. Cold, crisp and sunny! We spent some time walking around town, soaking up the fall vibe and checking out the local sites. Aside from the Portland Observatory, the Portland Head Light is definitely worth a visit. It is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth and one of the most photographed lighthouses in US, for good reason too. It is stunning, and a photographer's dream ;)
On our way back home, we stopped by Applecrest Farm Orchards to pick our own apples and raspberries. I never knew fresh apples tasted this good!!! A truly amazing, fun filled and delicious weekend of sightseeing, food, exercise and great company! Thank you Portland Maine, till next time...xx