Category Archives: Maine

Going away dinner

After Phil’s long travel day on Thursday we had a hard time getting up Friday morning. We wanted to make the most of the one day we had in Maine. We started the day with breakfast on the porch of my parents house. We hung around and caught up with my dad and sister for a bit. Before we knew it, it was time for lunch! We headed down to the Lobster Shack. I worked at this restaurant for 7 years, throughout high school and college. If you ever find yourself in Southern Maine you definitely need to go to the Lobster Shack! 🙂 If you don’t like seafood, at least go and check out the view. It’s beautiful. (Unfortunately it was kind of a gloomy day when we went and the one pic I took of the ocean is blurry and gloomy. But you get the idea :))

That is Phil down on the rocks!

Me and dad waiting for lunch!

After lunch Phil and I headed to Freeport to do a little shopping at the outlets. It was a successful trip (especially for Phil).

We made it back to my house in time to regroup before my family showed up for dinner. We had a BBQ with family and friends on the porch. This was my going away dinner but it was also a “meet Phil dinner.” Most of my family had never met Phil before since he has been living in the Midwest for 90% of our relationship.

A few pics from the evening…

Me and Phil 🙂

My parents and aunt being silly

My sister and gram!

The dinner was great! It was so nice to be with my family and Phil before taking off to Wisconsin!!


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Last days in Maine

My last few days on the East coast were spent in Maine with my family. I hadn’t been home since February so it was definitely nice to be there for a few days before taking off on my adventure.

I had planned on taking a bus home last Tuesday night. When my sister caught wind of this she offered to pick me up in Boston on her way home to Maine. Her plan was to surprise all of us (me and my parents) but she figured with driving by Boston on her way home from PA that she could just pick me up and save me the hassle of the bus. Thanks, Bren! 🙂

We drove into the driveway honking the horn of the car. My parents had no idea who it could be. Once they saw Brennan’s car they reacted just as we expected. The surprise was a success!

Tuesday night I relaxed at home. Wednesday night I went out with friends for the Bruins game. Thursday night was Phil’s arrival to Maine! 😀 His scheduled arrival time was 11:58 p.m. Once he got to D.C. I got a text saying that his flight was delayed and take off time was 11:06…then 11:28…and it just went downhill from there. Let’s fast forward to 2 a.m., which was last text I received from Phil saying that they were really leaving this time. It was supposed to be a 2 hour flight so I set my alarm for 3:30 so I could make it to the airport with plenty of time to greet Phil in the wee hours of the morning. At 3:20something I got a text from Phil saying he had already landed!! They got to Maine so quickly! I hopped out of bed and drove to the airport to get Phil. We were as happy as we could be to see each other considering he just traveled from 7pm to 4am.

And this was only the beginning to a long weekend of traveling. I must say, Phil was quite the trooper. 🙂

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