Portland, Maine :: Road Trip and Hello Hotel!

May 2, 2010 in adventure,BF,food,life,pictures,travel,trip

Our trip was amazing. Like, straight up incredible.

It only took us about 7.5 hours to get there.

Not bad considering the donut stop and multiple bathroom breaks thanks to my non-existent bladder.

BF and I packed up {I brought about 15 outfits for 4 days; BF brought a tiny bag for his week away from home} and headed out first thing Monday morning.

Our first stop was in Massachusetts. We went to Kanes Donuts, which I earlier discovered while drooling over watching an episode of something or other on the Travel Channel.

I’m not even a big donut eater. I mean, I can’t even remember the last donut I indulged in. But I like road trips with food destinations, so I thought, why not?

{Kanes Donuts}

We bought a half dozen of their famous, hand-rolled little gems!

After we got out of the Boston area, we drove to our hotel.

I’m not sure if I told you how I heard about this place. It was part of a getaway boutique on RueLaLa. The hotel is generally way out of budget. Way out of budget. But we got a really awesome deal.

Well, BF said on the way, “What if it is just like the Holiday Inn.”

I started to freak. Thinking, “Oh my gosh. What if it is??”

Well it definitely wasn’t.

{Inn By The Sea, Portland, Maine}

Our room was incredible! I have never stayed in a five-star hotel before, and I’ve gotta say, I was extremely impressed. I would recommend the Inn By The Sea to everyone!

{I love this bed. True story.}

{I was taking a moment to just take it all in}

After we sat in shock and awe at our room got settled in, we went for a walk down to the beach. Yes, it was a bit chillier than we would have liked, but it was still incredible.

{me & BF}

Even these first few moments in Maine were fantastic memories.

Next up, part two of our Maine trip!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimberly May 2, 2010 at 4:14 am

Love it!

What a beautiful trip.I like blueberry cake donuts. These days I think it looks like I wear one around my waist. (LOL)

I am a follower now. Yeah!


Token Yankee May 2, 2010 at 4:56 am

That hotel looks amazing. Glad you had fun!


Gretchen May 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I am SO excited to hear about your trip to Maine. I've been dying to go for years and am still trying to convince my husband that we should take our belated honeymoon there. I can't wait to read more!


Rachel May 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Now I really want a donut and I want to go visit that hotel! It looks incredible! I'm excited to read more about your adventure 🙂


Mrs. Lopez May 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

The room looks amazing! Glad you had a great trip!


Krystyn May 3, 2010 at 1:10 am

What a great time! That room looks fabulous.


Lil' Woman May 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Glad you had a great time and an amazing room!!


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