Snapshots from Maine, Breakfast and Otherwise

June 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm 2 comments

Me and the ball-and-chain just got back from a week in Maine. If you’ve ever been, there’s a reason they call the state “Vacationland” as there is a lot to see and do and there is some beautiful scenery. While we were there, we of course had some excellent breakfasts, and other tasty treats. Here’s a photo tour:

Duckfat is an awesome restaurant in Portland. Their specialty is french fries fried in, you guessed it, duckfat. But, they also have amazing shakes and we started off our drive north with this blueberry and lemon curd number. Yes, it was as good as it sounds!

Fresh-baked pies at Fat Cat Bakery in Portland. A pie can be breakfast, right?

The view from the top of the Beehive Mountain, Acadia National Park

Beehive Mountain, Acadia National Park

Sunset on Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

Giant blueberry pancakes at Jeannie's Great Maine Breakfast in Bar Harbor

Each table has a jar of their famous Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Spread, which was delicious on the pancake.

These lobster bouys were on Isleford, one of the five islands of the Cranberry Isles.

We woke up to these gorgeous homemade blueberry muffins waiting for us at the Acacia House bed and breakfast in Bar Harbor.

These were some of the best blueberry muffins we've ever had!

After the muffin we had a choice of five entrees. The hubby had yummy, milky oatmeal with loads of fresh fruit.

I had what they called a fritatta but more resembled an open omelet, with herbed potatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, and goat cheese, with some sourdough toast. If only all bed and breakfasts had breakfasts like this...

The Jordan Pond House is inside Acadia Park and is famous for its popovers.

And here is a lovely speciman. The popovers are made to order and they are huge! And served with jam and butter.

The inside of the popovers are soft and steamy--in other words, perfect. I don't usually get too excited about popvers, but these really were special.

The Jordan Pond House is located on Jordan Pond, which is a beautiful part of Acadia National Park.

Wondering where your morning milk comes from? In the town of Camden, it might be from one of these belted Galloway cows. Cute, huh?

This old school doughnut shop, the Willow Bake Shoppe, has been in the small town of Rockport for generations.

Isn't it adorable?? In Maine, a lot of shops are in old, cute houses like this.

We opted for the classics: a plain cake doughnut and a cinnamon and sugar covered cake doughnut. Both were delicious and devoured quickly!

The Willow Bake Shoppe seemed to be a favorite of the locals, like this group of old timers enjoying their morning.

The counter at Willow Bake Shoppe in Rockport.

Moody's Diner is another old school restaurant, you can find it in the town of Waldoboro.

The sign says it all, doesn't it?

Moody's Diner is a real institution in Maine.

Moody's Diner is famous for their pie. We opted for the strawberry rhubarb since it was in season. It did not disappoint!

The rocky Maine coast is on display at Pemaquid Point.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

The York Harbor Lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in New England. Quaint, eh?

Another giant pancake, this one is blueberry almond and was pretty fantastic. We got this right over the Maine border in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at Colby's.

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  • 1. Sheldon Klein  |  June 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Awesome state, awesome pics. Glad you had a great time. Hard to tell if the scenary or the food was the main attraction. Maybe a draw? I highly recommend Camden as a sleepover stop and, of course, Acadia. Love, Dad.

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  • 2. Heidi Baker  |  March 29, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Love the photos!!! FYI the cows at the scenic Aldermere Farm in Rockport that you have a photo of, actually are beef cattle not for milking. The farm is an amazing non-profit program of Maine Coast Heritage Trust http://www.aldermere.org

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