This morning we packed our bags, said a teary good-buy to our dogs, and hit the road to Biddeford, Maine. The impetus for the trip is to see our friend in a community theater production of “The Full Monty,” but it was really just an excuse for a mini road trip before I (hopefully) head back to work at the end of next week. Here I am, all shaded up, enjoying the ride.
After we arrived and checked into our hotel, we headed back out and explored Biddeford a bit, then headed to downtown Portland. Jeffrey indulged my hobby fever and took me to five different comic book stores between Biddeford and Portland. At the last store, we bought this kick-ass, 13″ Hal Jordan Green Lantern Figure.
We spent the day walking and exploring the great shops in downtown Portland, then headed back to Biddeford for dinner. After a couple margaritas at a quaint little Mexican restaurant, we popped over to a nearby Target for some perusing. I, of course, had to take my obligatory pictures on/in the iconic Target Balls and Circles.
Then we went inside, and I found and bought these because, well, I had to
After that, we headed back to the hotel, but stopped at a gas station for a lottery ticket, where we discovered Maine sells liquor at their gas stations – SWEET! We didn’t actually buy any, because we’d already purchased baby bottles of wine at Target, but it still was awesome to discover this.
Once back in the hotel, we got the booze in the fridge and got comfortable…a LOT more comfortable. (I need a break from that damn man-girdle every now and then.) You can see a blurry hint of the top of my new surgery scar if you look close and squint.
Here’s a close up of my cool boo boo band-aid on my abdomen, covering a sore spot where the tape from my incision bandages did a number on my skin.
It’s been a great first day. We plan to explore nearby Kennebunkport tomorrow, then have dinner and see the show tomorrow night.
Wish you were here.