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Acadia bound!

First stop in our favorite New England city, Portland!

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After a day of work in Boston, Heidi and I were ready to hit the road.

Our Airbnb was in the West End neighborhood of Portland.
It was super cute area that's walkable to many sites of interest.

Friday evening, we got some fantastic craft beers at Novare Res Beer Cafe and Gritty McDuff's Portland Brew Pub.

Our passion for artisan ice cream lead us to the Portland location of Mt Desert Island Ice Cream (despite our intention to drive to Mt Desert island the next day!) where were got an ice cream flight containing the following flavors: blackstrap molasses banana, lemon poppy strawberry jam, bay of figs, and khulfi.
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Needless to say, IT WAS AMAZING!
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We woke up early on Saturday morning pumped to make our way to Acadia.
Or scenic walk through the West End featured adorable cafes, local markets, and beautiful Victorian homes.
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The decision on where to dine for breakfast was settled as we came across an awesome cooperative community cafe called Local Sprouts.

Our caffeine needs were fulfilled by an iced lavender soy milk latte and a double espresso.
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For breakfast, Heidi had Tim’s World Famous Burrito and I had the Sunrise Scramble.

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In front of the cafe, a local artist street fair was underway.
We strolled through it and saw a collection of beautiful kitchen tools made of Maine wood.
While I didn't have cash and the vendor didn't accept credit cards, that did not stop him.
He ROUTINELY accepts IOUs, because "it's Maine".
So I got a great ice cream spade from Maine Birdseye Maple from Maggie's Farm.

There were too many cool things at this market to distract us from our Acadia goal so we had to get out of there. . . camping and kayaking were calling our names!

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Posted by baecation2016 11:29 Archived in USA Tagged me craft beer end ice cream west portland artisan

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