Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Weekend in Portland, Maine

I'm a little behind with a post about our trip to Portland, Maine last weekend to visit our buddies, Sarah and Tom. It started with a Friday night dinner at the Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro, a vegetarian restaurant in downtown Portland. We may have a few fingers more to count off the vegetarian restaurants in Boston but I think the Green Elephant blows them all away!

I had the Citrus "Spare Ribs" which was pretty good. However, my favorite was the chocolate orange mousse pie w/orange segments dipped in hot fudge which I don't have a picture of...guess I dug into it a little too fast to snap a picture!

Heiko and I enjoyed ourselves as you can tell by the big smiles on our faces!

The next day Sarah and I got up to go to the Portland Farmers' Market..tons of interesting produce and flowers. I got some beautiful eggplants and some cilantro; Sarah got some carrots and a cute little pumpkin.

Afterwards when the hubbies were up, we went for a drive a little out of Portland to an organic apple orchard. We were hoping for a non-commercial type of orchard and found exactly that. A really cute, sunny place with an organic bread bakery, espresso bar, and of course, cider donuts and hot cider.

Who's the apple of Sarah's eyes? She's not telling (although we'd guess it's Tom) but she's making apple eyes at the camera. What a flirt!

How did I decide which apples to pick? Um, since I'm only 5'1 the low-hanging fruit is what I go after! ;)

And finally, we got to visit with the three little piggies at the orchard. They were eating their slops and having a great time but wiggled around so much that I had such a time getting a photo of them. They got me prepped for the Brattleboro, Vermont Literary Festival next weekend when I hope to hear the author of "The Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood" speak and maybe get to chat with her about my squirrel book!

1 comment:

Bethany said...

maine is so nice. I lived there for a few years growing up. plus this time of year is nice.

you do look really happy in that pic. looks like you had lots of fun.