Our plan was originally to drive up to Maine and to go camping, and to go on a Moose Safari (yes, really). But we woke up on Friday morning to a grim forecast and dark skies:
Now, for those of you who don't know, I've been searching for a real live moose since 1994. Really. And we go up to NH at least twice a year-in the summer to camp and in the winter to stay in a little cabin in the woods-and NEVER have I seen a stupid moose. Never. Which is why we booked a moose tour. It was planned for 4pm on the 14th...just about 1 hour before we were wed the year before.
On the way to the trail, while we were still in our car, WE SAW A MOOSE!!! There he was, right in the middle of the road. It was amazing. Sadly, I don't have a picture because I was driving and there was someone behind me. So even though I pulled over slowly, they zoomed around me, not caring that there was a magnificent beast in our midst, and they scared him away. But, I saw one. I am no longer a moose virgin.
Of course after that, I was rapid for more. While we were walking I saw some poop. I think this is too small for moose, but it still gave me hope.
...It was REALLY cold coming back.
Oh-I forgot about him-this creepy bear was facing our bed when we checked in. I turned him around because he was freaking me out. I'm hoping the innkeeper removes him from the room when she sees that he's facing the wall.
We also made our way back to Conte's restaurant which was featured on our favorite episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain. He's this crazy dude who cooks crazy amounts of food with crazy amounts of garlic for crazy cheap. For instance, this time I had pasta with fra diavolo sauce and 3 lobster tails (yes, 3-oh and a claw just thrown in) for $26. Yes. $26. CRAZY. We love it there.
Maine is, so far, easily my favorite state and I can see us living there one day when we are older. I love that everything is so lush and green. The air smells so good there too. And you have the ocean AND the woods-all together...the best of both worlds. Perfect.
So there you have it. Year 1 is under our belt and we're eagerly looking forward to what year 2 has to bring.