2012 East Coast Trip

Portland
Boston
Binghamton

2012 East Coast Trip: Portland

In 2012, Melanie & I toured on the east coast of the United States. We had a few days in (Portland) Maine, a week in Boston and a week in upstate New York.

Melanie just about to eat the buzzer

Of course, we had to have Maine lobster while we were there. This device was supposed to buzz and tell us when our food was ready, but Melanie was "hungry" already!


Larry and Melanie bibbed up to eat lobster

We chatted with another couple while waiting. When our meal came, they gave us advice for how to eat these things, and they assured us that the bibs were a good thing to wear. The fast-food lobster was excellent! :-)

Lighthouse in harbor at Portland, Maine

In Portland, Maine, the harbor had some iconic lighthouses. Many of the liberty ships were made there during WWII. Since then they had turned the construction dry docks into pleasure boat marinas.

Red brick building with curved walls

So many buildings had intriguing character in Portand.

Wavey uneven brick sidewalk

The sidewalks were interesting too. Were the waves from freeze buckling?

Brick sidwalk and cobbled street

The brick and cobble stone certainly gave the city an old-country character.

Impressive stone historic house

We toured this house that was extremely modern and luxurious for pre-civil war times.

Melanie barefoot in the Atlantic

On our way down to Boston, we put our feet into the Atlantic.

Larry barefoot in the Atlantic

The water certainly was warmer than the Puget Sound, but I would still have a hard time swimming in it for long.

2012-08-30 updated 2021-02-21   © 2021 Larry Grove