The New England shoreline is so different from the beaches we live by in Jersey. It's rocky with crystal clear water, and the air smells so clean and pure with a hint of sea salt. I'm in love with this town.
By the time it was 8:00 and the restaurants were starting to open, our bellies were rumbling. We'd been told to make sure we got to the Cupboard Cafe for breakfast one morning for their famous homemade breads and sticky buns, so we headed straight there. There was already a line out the door, but the wait wasn't long and the staff was super friendly. How cute is this place?
Now I'm not one for sweet breakfasts - especially high calorie-laden sticky buns, but everyone in line told us these were a must, so we ordered one as an "appetizer" to share. ;-) We weren't disappointed! They were freshly baked, soft and gooey. Yum.
Matt and I also each got breakfast sandwiches - mine had fried eggs, fresh spinach, tomatoes and local cheddar cheese on homemade multigrain bread. Delicious! I was really full after eating only half, so took the other half home for breakfast the next morning.
After breakfast, we packed up our beach bags and headed a short way down the road to Pemaquid Point to hang out on the beach for the day. It's been unseasonably warm in Maine this summer, so we were even able to go swimming in the ocean - a rarity this far up north!
It was Riker's first time at the beach, and he loved it. A little too much. Every five seconds we were pulling handfuls of sand out of his mouth.
"What's wrong with eating sand?" ;-)
Matt ordered the fried seafood platter for dinner - something we had to get at least once while we were here - which came with local shrimp, scallops, haddock and clams. I ordered grilled salmon with a baked potato. Both were delicious.
Talk about a great day!