It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
My friends Jen and Ehlly planned this trip to Boothbay Harbor. It was supposed to be a “girl’s trip,” but they invited my hubby to join when they learned that just like me, he’d never been to Maine. I’ve always wanted to visit this beautiful state – known for its coastline, lighthouses, and fresh lobsters.
I am not really into seafood, but my friends and hubby love lobsters. So, the first thing on our itinerary was to go to the Cabbage Island Clambakes. As soon as we arrived at Boothbay Harbor, we ran to Pier 6 and boarded the boat to Cabbage Island.
We traveled for almost 51/2 hours from NY for this traditional Downeast clambake and I’m glad that it did not disappoint. We enjoyed the fish chowder, lobsters, clams, corn, potato, and blueberry cake. The overall experience was super fun – boat ride, island tour, and delicious meal. After spending a few hours on the island, we returned to Boothbay Harbor to explore one of the prettiest coastal towns in Maine.
We heard about the beautiful beaches of Maine. So, on our way back to New York, we decided to stop by Wells Beach and Ogunquit Beach. It was so nice to walk on the soft sand and watch the waves crash on the shoreline. There are also a lot of nearby eateries and shops. These seaside towns are the ideal stopover for some clam chowder, lobster rolls, and ice cream.
This road trip was one of the best trips I’ve ever had!
Yes… the destination was awesome, but it was the memories we created together on this journey that made it memorable.
Do you like road trips? What was your most memorable trip? Where do you plan to go next? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
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