If you have ever talked to me for more than 5 minutes, you know, I’m not the outdoorsy type. It’s a fine place, but I like cities with restaurants, hotels, shops, and people. I admit that when I previously thought of Maine, I never really had much desire to go. Mostly because the people I knew that had been there were those outdoorsy types who went for the nature. But I received an invitation to a friend’s vow renewal, so off to Maine I went. And I found more than just fishing and hiking!
I spent several days in the finger lakes area, staying at Poland Springs Resort. My friends were having their vow renewal ceremony on Crescent Lake. The lake location was beautiful!
I would like to point out that I stayed at the Presidential Inn and I am pretty sure I was the only person in that massive building for the first night! It felt a little spooky. But it was nice and quiet! The next night it was full.
After Poland Springs, I stayed in Portland, ME.
I did take a ride on the Maine Narrow Gauge train. The narrow gauge is a 2 ft wide train track that runs 1 1/2 miles up Casco Bay. they have both steam and diesel. They only run the steam engine during certain times. I opted for the first class train car, a very comfortable ride. But they do have an open air car that would be better for taking photos during the ride.
I enjoyed visiting Portland, Maine. Lots of great food and beer! If you like these images and would like to purchase prints or other gifts, visit my Maine gallery!