Maine, Pt. 2

Jul 30, 2009 by Janine
We stayed a couple of nights in Auburn. Our hotel was right on the river, in the midst of some historic buildings and some old textile mills that were over a hundred years old. Sadly, someone thought it would be fun to set one on fire a couple of weeks ago, so this was the view from the hotel:




Some close ups of the falls. It was nice to hear the rushing water from my room.




The demolition crews worked quickly to clean up the charred remains of the mill, and by the second day this was all that remained:



On the other side of the river was the city of Lewiston. We drove around after dinner and saw plenty of interesting buildings, including several churches.



Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.





Some more random shots taken from the car:







On our last day in Maine, we got out early to see Portland on our way to the airport. It was a really cool city and I wish we had more time there to explore.









It was an amazing trip and I can't wait to go back. Beautiful scenery, tons of wildlife, down-to-earth people, and great food. And yes, I had lobster!

Unfortunately the journey home was marred by an unpleasant experience at the airport in Washington DC, where I was supposed to catch a connecting flight and be home in time for dinner. In short, it involved airline and flight crew incompetence, weather delays, and arriving home at 1:30 AM the following morning. Will never fly US Airways again, as long as I have a choice in the matter.

Comments

Aug 04, 2009, 06:19:17 oldcrow wrote:

Enjoyed your pictures. I really liked the one of the old barn.

Aug 06, 2009, 03:48:53 Tricia wrote:

How sad that some people have such destructive ways! Sounds like a great trip Janine and some great pictures to boot! And lobster - yummy!

Sorry about the flight home :(

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