We have had a most magical 2 week family vacation in Maine and Massachusetts .
Although we have been in the USA for 14 years, we haven’t traveled around this beautiful country much. My Good Man comes from New Zealand and I come from South Africa, so, whenever we’ve been able to save up enough money to travel, it’s always been home to one of our countries to see our families.
But this vacation was a little different. We are looking into relocating our family to a less urban lifestyle and wanted to see these two beautiful states.
What a gorgeous country this is!
Here are photos of our first day in Portland, Maine.
We are lucky enough to have family in Portland and Tim and Debra took us on a tour of the Portland lighthouses. Each one was more picturesque than the last and the Maine Coast was impossibly beautiful.
For lunch we had a little picnic of (did you guess it?) lobster rolls in the wildflowers and dandelions. Can you see Teddy making a very serious wish on his dandelion? You can literally see his wish coming true in the photos!
Then we did a bit of browsing in the charming, coast-inspired, shops.
We ended the afternoon with surprisingly delicious vegan and gluten-free treats.
Our conclusion : we love Portland.
Portland is a vibrant city with gorgeous shops, wonderful restaurants and amazing landmarks. But, most of all, it’s on the most magnificent coastline imaginable.
Blessings and magic,