Thursday, February 6, 2014

Epic Road Trip Day 7:

So, I'm nearing the end of my recaps of our epic road trip. On day seven, we ventured up to Maine for horsebacking riding, lobster rolls & stalking the Bush compound. It was such a wonderful day, even the horseback riding. I have never been on a horse and I was a mix of scared & excited. I wasn't scared of falling off the horse & getting hurt... I was honestly more scared of falling up and landing in one of the huge piles of horse excrement. 

Graham did some googling and found a place to ride called Carousel Horse Farm. It was pricey, but it was enjoyable. The scenery was gorgeous and my horse was well behaved & gentle. The guide for our trip had worked at the farm for a while and was knowledgeable about the area and enjoyable to talk to. 

Off we go!
We survived!
My horse & I. 
After horseback riding, we started heading back south and stopped in Kennebunkport. I had already had lobster while we were in Rhode Island, but we decided to hold off on ordering lobster rolls until we were in Maine. Because, when you're in Maine, you eat lobster.

We stopped for lunch as soon as we arrived in Kennebunkport. Two friends of mine recommended Alisson's, so that's where we chose. We started with an order of fried shrimp, and both of us ordered their signature lobster roll. These were pricey, but they were huge and filled with a massive amount of lobster meat. Not crummy little pieces of lobster either. Huge chunks of quality lobster meat. These were tossed in a very light mayo and served in a perfectly toasted, buttery bun. I had potato salad with mine, and it was delicious as well.

Alisson's Restaurant on Urbanspoon

After lunch, we burned a few calories walking around the town. Lots of cute shops & pretty scenery.

I read that the Bush family had a compound here, and I wanted to find it. We were driving around and just stumbled upon it. Obviously you can't get very close to it, but the view of it from the cliffs was breathtaking. We parked the car and walked along the rocks for a while, just admiring the beauty.

After walking along the cliffs, we decided to stop for ice cream before heading back. We stopped at Rococo Artisian Ice Cream and were blown away. They had some pretty exotic flavors and a few normal flavors, but it was all amazing. Graham had goat cheese with honey, whiskey & figs. I went the more traditional route and ordered apple crisp. Both were phenomenal. The apple crisp had HUGE chunks of apple and pastry throughout.

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream on Urbanspoon

We walked around a little bit more to sight see & finish our ice cream. I'm so glad we went on this trip when we did. The foliage was so beautiful.

And our wonderful day ended with this amazing sunset that happened on the drive back to Boston. This picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice!


  1. Looks like such a great trip! I love that part of the country! :)

    1. It was amazing! I never wanted to come home.


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