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In downtown Portland, Maine for a meeting. I had driven around Portland several times, but never stopped downtown. Lots of inviting restaurants, cafes, and shops. I popped in to the Portland Public Library and asked for restaurant recommendations for lunch. The librarian at the reference desk pointed me to the Public Market House (28 Monument Square). Good suggestion! Lots of great food stalls and local produce, cheese, wine, and beer.

The Portland Head Light is iconic New England. So much so that once when I was at the Red Lobster it was the cover photo on their menu. I had wanted to get some sunrise shots and decided today was the day. So I got up early and drove over from Manchester, New Hampshire. Located in Cape Elizabeth, near Portland, the lighthouse sits in Fort Williams Park. It was commissioned by President… Read More

Decided to get up early and take a drive along the southern Maine coast. Leaving Manchester, New Hampshire, I headed over to Interstate 95 which becomes the Maine Turnpike. I exited on to US Highway 1 and then took 1A through York Harbor, York Beach, and Cape Neddick. After that, I headed back to US Highway 1 until it came to Maine Highway 5 and that took me into Old Orchard Beach…. Read More