Portland, Maine, that is (clearing up any confusion for you West Coasters). Hanna and I rented a Zipcar today and drove up to Portland (three states in two hours!) to meet her parents for the morning and early afternoon. We started at the local Starbucks — oxymoronic as that may sound — and rambled around through the bookstore, L.L. Bean outlet, and various shops before picnicking down by the ocean.
While eating lunch, we chanced to see a small steam train which ran on a narrow-gauge track along the harbor! And we also enjoyed a bit of casual leaf-spotting; Boston’s trees turn color but we’re often not outside in the middle of a sunny day to enjoy them!