So on the way up to Maine, we stayed at our friends Ilana's parents house in Massachusetts. It is a beautiful house on a small lake, and in addition to being a gorgeous setting, staying there let us catch up with Ilana's parents, who we love. The next day, we stopped in Kittery for lunch and ate at Warrens lobster house - mmmm, super chowder (clams, lobster, crab, scallops) - and a single beer, which got me reasonably tipsy. Must be getting old.
Boothbay was beautiful, and while there for the wedding, we managed to get a hike in at a Oven's Mouth Preserve, a beautiful little preserve surrounded by an inlet in the interior of the peninsula.
We also ate well - ribs & chowder, lobster omelets, steamed lobster and the piece de resistance, lobster mac n' cheese. Cannot even tell you how fabulous this was, particularly after a rainy hike ... Mac n' cheese with ritz crackers and a whole lobster. Mmmmm ..... Oh, and the pound cake that Aviva baked and brought for my birthday.
And, almost as a sidenote (although that was the ostensible reason for the trip) the wedding was pretty awesome as well. Aviva signed the ketubah and we got to see a truly huge and joyous family get together.