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Portland Travel Blog› entry 29 of 51 › view all entries
As joyous as returns to Maine usually are, this trip is a bit sad. After six years of serving as the ‘virtual’ Treasurer for Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (a conservation land trust protecting this environmental jewel where we used to live -I was also Treasurer from 1995-96 before we moved to Scarborough), I am passing the torch. Regardless, there will be no sour grapes and I will try to experience as much of this wonderful destination and old friends as possible, especially since this removes my annual excuse to head back north. I will also share a few more favorite places with you via this blog.
Flights were non-eventful, though it was somewhat disappointing to arise at 5AM to catch the early flight (primarily because of March Madness --- usually I would have been up the previous evening until midnight watching hoops). Even though the temperature was down in the forties (Fahrenheit), I was delighted to be back home and after touching down around 11AM made a beeline for Old Port in Portland. After all, it was lunch time, and I had a serious hankering for some Gilbert’s clam chowder. To work up an appetite I strolled familiar sights and snapped a few pictures, but my path veered from a free parking space (only because it was Saturday – I still know a few spots where they don’t bother to staff their lot over the weekend during off-season) towards a favorite waterfront eatery.