Hello everyone! This is Gay “Silver Locks” Isis with the travel site ‘You, Me and The Dock’. It’s been a few months since I have written about any of my past travel adventures. However, My husband Phil and I have recently been doing quite a bit of traveling. I feel that our latest adventure was an exciting experience and should be shared with all our readers.
There is one area of our country that I had never been to and that is the East coast. My husband has fond memories of his mother’s birth place in Portland, Maine. So, lets get on with our journey.
We flew into Boston’s Logan International Airport and had the pleasure of being able to visit with our niece and her fiancé. It was a rainy and cool evening, but perfect for our needs.
We decided to stay in Boston’s harbor at the Seaport Hotel. It was a most wonderful choice. A little pricey for our budget, but it was well worth it to be on the water and close to our niece. After a wonderful dinner at the Legal Seafood Kitchen, we took a stroll along the Commonwealth Pier.
Our furthest destination was Oquossoc, Maine. It is a small village in the town of Rangeley. We took in the beautiful coastline until we started heading west. The Rangeley Lakes Region consists of 6 major lakes along with hundreds of smaller lakes, ponds, and streams.
Oquossoc lays on the shore of Mooselookmeguntic Lake – the Native American Abenaki word meaning “Moose feeding place”. It is the 4th largest lake in the state of Maine. It is near the borders of New Hampshire and the Canadian Province of Quebec. It is also very close to the Appalachian Trail.
There are many activities to keep you busy such as boating, fishing, camping and bike riding. There are camp sites along the shores that are only accessible by boat. They offer amazing views, unlimited privacy, and an unforgettable experience. There is nothing better than enjoying a gorgeous sunset over the lake to end a perfect day.
I titled my article, “The Land of the Lobstah” for a very good reason. When ever you visit Maine, you must experience a lobster boil, bake, or signature roll. The lobster tacos are absolutely to die for as well!
We are so grateful for having wonderful in-laws. Thank you Kurt and Jerry for a delicious lobster dinner. The pictures say it all!
If you are a lobster lover, there is no excuse not to get your fill! I easily ate two whole “lobstahs” with lots of “buttah”! It was positively heaven! Can’t get this back home.
Good thing there’s lots of hiking to burn off the calories we consumed the day before. Our next adventure takes us up and around Bald Mountain. It’s a short but fairly strenuous hike that climbs through wooded areas. It turns into quite an ascending rock climb. This kind of reminds me of several trails in the Rocky Mountains!
The reward for all this is the Pinnacle fire tower that provides gorgeous views of the surrounding area. I can’t believe the beautiful skies, the lake’s reflection and the distant horizon.
We spent three wonderful days in Oquossoc walking the dense forest filled with ferns, flowers and a variety of trees! As much fun as we were having, the need to head back towards the coast is very imperative. Again, many thanks to our extended family and their hospitality!
While being on this trip, there is a very special place that both Phil and I want to experience. Stay tuned for the second part of our adventurous travels and see where we will be taking you next!
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