Hi My Loves∼
Back from my road trip to Maine and let me tell you I am exhausted! To say the least. I have never laughed so hard (IN MY LIFE) as I did on this road trip.
Now remember I am the person who told you to go travel solo because of the spiritual experience that could be. (Check out my blog post on that). But on the flip side, if you get the right mix of travelers, a trip with friends can be just as rewarding and quite therapeutic.
Just imagine five of us in a Land Rover on the road behaving like we were teenagers. What a blast!! Even some road trip karaoke went down.
Our Airbnb was cute, charming and quaint. Carolyn, our host greeted us, gave us a quick tour, and stocked our fridge with some local beer and wine.
She also gave us a very clear warning to not make a right out of the Airbnb when exploring (there is a homeless shelter surrounded by addicts and beggars). Clearly she didn’t know we are from P-town!
First thing we did the next morning – Make a Right! Thanks to our tour guide Carol. LOL.
We spent most of Saturday exploring downtown or Old Port. Our first stop though was a neighborhood bar called “Fore Play”. Yes! “Fore Play”. Here we met an amazing bartender named…. I can’t remember….and some locals who embraced us and $1 jello shots…the beginning of the end.
With a little buzz we headed for a walk, laughing, talking over each other, and fighting about where to eat.
I am not going to go into all the gory details but I will list the spots we visited which were a hit for us.
- Fore Play Sports Bar – $1 jello shots.
- High Roller Lobster Company – this place had a Johnny Rockets feel, good grub and an extensive selection of beer. Yum! www.highrollerlobster.com. We had some drinks and snacks here because we were really craving a good ole burger.
- We headed over to Black Cow Burgers and Fries www.blackcowburgers.com right down the street. The food in this place was amazing. I can’t say enough. And the ambiance was pretty awesome too. I didn’t say this, but we got really really lucky with the weather as prior to this Anita, our weather woman, kept predicting really cold temperatures and rain. However look at these pics, nothing but sun for our girl’s trip!
- And finally I had my lobster at Jay’s Oyster www.ysoysterportland.com.
- volunteered to drive (someone else’s car…LOL) and I wanted lobster from Maine. Let me tell you the lobster has to be by far the best I’ve had (even better than the one I had in Playa del Carmen some time ago). Yes! and the lobster bisque soup I heard was also pretty tasty. Everything was delicious.
Now I have a confession for you: By the time we got to Jay’s, we were all pretty lit after all our day drinking so dinner was just a riot. Seriously. I have a video of it all, but unfortunately was experiencing technical difficulties uploading. Sorry.
As our night rounded out we walked to a bar/lounge- but I was pretty done and three of us headed back to our apartment while the other two lit up the town.
Sunday consisted of sleeping in, packing and getting ready to hit the road. And then we realized it was CINCO DE MAYO!!!! I think you can see how that went.
Anyway, why travel in a pack? I’ve known most of these women for over 20 years, so we could say they are the longest running friendships I have. Clearly we share a lot in common, but we are all so different.
Jennie is the comedian, like Jim Carey in The Mask funny face comedian. Anita is a sports mom with 10 bebe’s kids, jk, but comedian too and drives like a maniac!
Carol is in a period rediscovering herself and we are watching as she evolves into this better version of herself.
Mio we found out is a damn cry baby! This is the chick who is so unbothered by anything and everything I always say she would never die of a heart attack.
And then there’s me, I mean, sensitive, emotional, non-confrontational, upside-twerking-against-a-wall because it’s the only way I know how to do it.
The five of us together = never a dull moment!
I know what I learned from this trip is that I love and respect these women and what each of them bring to the table. I love how each love me unconditionally without judgement. I love how much we can laugh together and I love how easily I can cry in front of them. I love our journey as we have become comfortable in our own skin.
I foresee many more road trips ahead. Many more good times, many more laughs and many more cries and many more adventures. I wish you all a friendship like this.
Next road trip—————–> Stay tuned!
Thank you for stopping by!