Jason decided that we didn't need to be totally "responsible" with our federal tax return for 2008 and decided that we needed some R & R. We picked some place coastal and nearby, set a date, got some hotel reservations, and headed to Bangor, Maine!
The weather wasn't all that great (did I mention coast in the spring?) but the clouds did appear long enough for us to take a stroll in downtown Bangor, Maine. We did some window shopping, ate some food, and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company.
We had our lunch at Paddy Murphy's Irish Pub. The food was good and the ambiance relaxing. We tried a new kind of fried food there. Have you ever had Pickle Chips? As in battered and fried dill pickle slices? I'm still not certain if I like them, but I'd have them again.
We took a short walk around the park near the river so Jason could enjoy one of the few cigars he smokes in a year. We would have liked to have walked longer but it was very windy and chilly (coast in the spring, what were we thinking?)
We went back to our hotel for a dip in the pool and some rest. Later that evening we tried our hand at pool (neither of us is very good) and then tried our hardest to find some place to eat. There is just nothing open at 9 o'clock at night on a Sunday in Bangor, or hardly nothing. We found a 99 that was open.
The next day we checked out and headed to Bar Harbor to check it out. I have gone to Bar Harbor four times (twice on business) and thought that Jason would enjoy walking in the town. There are a lot of little shops and some fantastic restaurants, not to mention there is a state park nearby and lots of stuff to look at. Anyway, we got there and found some food. I couldn't tell you the name of the restaurant. It was an odd name from like Brazil, but the food was American (go figure). I had tuna. Not the canned kind, real tuna. Which is amazing since I don't like fish. The food was awesome but I'm not certain if I'd return. The place is a little "stuck up". We had a good time walking around and going down the the pier. Sadly, not much was open since it was the off season. We are hoping that next summer we can return and enjoy the area a little better. I want to take him to the park, because it is pretty fantastic up there.
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