My husband and I just celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary. Yayy! It is crazy to think about the fact that we have already been married for 2 years.
Josh and I made a pact a long time ago (we have been together 8 years this December) that once we were married, we would always try to go away for our anniversary. It didn’t have to be a big trip, just a trip to get away and enjoy each other and each other’s company.
You see we both have a crazy work and social schedule, so getting away and having quality time together is both rare and awesome. This pact we made was basically a dream come true. Not only do we get to enjoy time together but we get to travel and explore and just see where the roads take us. There is nothing like exploring the world with your best friend!
For our first anniversary we ended up in Portland Maine. You could say that second time’s the charm because guess where we ended up again this year? Yup, that’s right; Portland Maine!
Our first year we only got to go up for a night and we didn’t get to explore everything that we wanted too. So we decided to go back and check off everything on our bucket list that we didn’t get to do the first time.
First thing checked off the bucket list was carpool Karaoke. (I will spare you the video of us singing, as it may sway your vote from other contestants singing on The Voice.) After singing to Bohemian Rhapsody, as if there was anything else that you could carpool karaoke too, we headed to a very nice Bar/Restaurant Mash Tun for dinner and drinks. Overall great list of beers & cocktails, EXCEPTIONAL burgers, both plain and veggie and great hipster ambiance. This was followed by a few more bars and then bed.
Saturday Josh and I grabbed coffee and donuts at Holy Donut and we sat and ate them in the park, while the air was crisp and the sun sprinkled in through the trees.(Think of it as the perfect setting for a romantic comedy) Donuts were fantastic! I got both a chocolate glazed and a lemon donut (yes I do have a major sweet tooth) and Josh got a Maple Bacon Donut.
After chowing down our donuts we both decided it may be a good idea to go on a hike, just so we could work off all the calories we just ate…although those calories were amazing. So it was either sit and be content or go hiking and be “healthy”.
The struggle was real, sitting sounded so good, but in the end hiking won the battle. I mean a girl has got to do what a girl’s got to do, to fit into those skinny jeans. (by no means an easy feat)
Hiking turned out to actually be a great idea. (Thanks in large part to me) The path we chose, Presumpscot Falls, had a gorgeous trail right along the riverbank. The trail, thankfully, was not too steep, as I do not do very well with hills and those donuts were starting to weigh me down.
During the hike, Josh found a snake (yikes) and I spotted 2 Bald Eagles soaring in the cloudless blue sky. We came upon a waterfall, though not as big as we were hoping for due to the lack of rain. Since the water was so low, we did actually get to stand in the middle of the waterfall with the river rushing beside us. Just call us this generations Christopher Columbus! What a great start to our day!
The rest of the day passed in a bit of a daze, a little bit of a Satur-daze, (lame joke intended), and a lot a bit of a beer daze. Everywhere we went people just kept handing us free beer. It would have been rude of us not to drink it and sample it. I mean it was FREE BEER. Always accept free beer; hell always accept free anything.
**quick note: After hiking, I did change my outfit into outfit number 2 of the day. I kept on the same leggings, did a quick change for my shoes (changed into low ankle black booties), and changed my maroon workout shirt into a maroon flowy button up. Quick, easy and simple, and all close to $20.00.**
So the “sampling” of free beer went from about 1pm and didn’t stop until 11pm that night. We “sampled” some beers from Allagash Brewery, (and went on a nice brewery tour I may add). We “sampled” some Shipyard beers, beers that I didn’t even know I liked, and beers that I will never remember.
In the middle of our beer fog, we did have a fantastic $60.00 lunch at Portland Lobster Co.. Bourbon Bacon Scallops for me and A Seafood Dinner (steamers, corn, chowda, and a 1lb and 1/2 lobster) for Josh. You should go if you have the chance! Best seafood around, right on the water and always has live music on the docks as well.
Beers and lunch were followed by a nap, a shower, a change into outfit number 3, more beers and bed.
Whew, what a weekend!
Although our days and nights may have seemed a bit jam-packed, I wouldn’t have changed it for the world and loved every minute of it. ( I can’t wait for our next adventure!)
All the memories, the laughter, the bad karaoke, the free beer, and of course the fun and affordable fashion…Days like these are days that stay with you forever, days that you cherish.
Days that make you remember that if it’s Grand it must be Secondhand!
If you ever need a comfortable shoe to wear, the fake Birkenstocks are the way to go. These are from American Eagle (actually from Savers) $3.99 (how could you go wrong) and they go with everything, especially the crocheted rainbow socks, which were given as a gift.
Don’t listen to what your family and friends may say about this socks and sandals combo. You just keep doing you and rocking the Birkenstocks with the crocheted socks!