by Katharine

While Nathan headed to San Diego for a fishing trip in October, I traveled to Portland, ME to visit my friend Kate. It was great to spend a long weekend with her and get to experience the beginning of Fall on the East Coast.

On Saturday we went to an excellent fall fair to see the livestock (pigs and alpaca were my favorites), handmade crafts, and eat traditional fair food (fried dough!).

Sunday we went apple picking and got fresh apple cider doughnuts, something I definitely miss in CA that was a tradition for my family growing up.


Then we went to Wolf’s Neck State Park for some sea-side hiking. The trees were just starting to turn and the woods smelled amazing. I loved the mushrooms! Afterwards we even got to stop at the L.L. Bean store which is always fun even if you don’t buy anything.


On my last day we visited a bunch of lighthouses and stopped for classic crab sandwiches which were of course delicious.


Speaking of food, I have to say that Kate treated me to some amazing home-cooked meals and I got to try some new vegetables that I haven’t been adventurous for enough in the past. Beets are really good – and now I know how to cook them 🙂

It was a great vacation, mostly getting to see Kate, but the beautiful Fall in Maine didn’t hurt!


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