The Loooong Road to Maine

I usually keep a written journal of all of our trips.  I forgot to bring it on this trip so I thought I would just blog about it instead.

We left our house around 9:30 am on Friday for Bar Harbor, Maine.

We stopped for breakfast early on and had our 1st mishap! Bill’s phone was found floating (yes, floating) in my coffee cup.  Needless to say, it still won’t turn on.

Our plan was to stop in Portsmouth, NH for the night.  We stopped for lunch at a Smashburger (SO GOOD) in Wallingsford, CT and a Verizon store just happened to be right next door.

3 hours and 2 new iPhones (8s) later, we still had quite a bit of driving to do.  We arrived at our hotel in Portsmouth, NH at about 9pm.  Bill’s wonderful mother was nice enough to stay with our Boston Terrier, Gracie while we grabbed dinner at Longhorn.

The next morning (Bill’s birthday!!!) Bill, my mother-in-law, uncle and I had breakfast at a local coffee shop and spent some time exploring Portsmouth.  I thought it was just the cutest town and would’ve liked to stay and explore a little more but we had to be at bib pick-up by 5pm in Bar Harbor.

We arrived in Bar Harbor, ME at 4 and picked up our race bibs for the Mt. Desert Island Half Marathon. As we headed to our VRBO house, we spotted my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, also coming from the race expo.  We chatted for a few minutes and planned to meet at our house a little later.

We settled into the house (which is amazing) and headed out to have dinner at an Italian restaurant which is Bill’s favorite.

Home to have cake and ice cream, open presents, and prepare for race day!

Tomorrow I will do a race recap!!