This past winter, Herb and I had the chance to take a week long trip to Portland, Maine. Why Portland? Well, it was a little bit random for us as we live in Tennessee. But we both love the snow and skiing, and I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try snowmobiling, and it just seemed like a good place to go for all of those things, which it was!
And boy, did we get the snow! Portland had already had a few big snows before our trip, and the day before we arrived they got an additional 8 or so inches, so there was plenty of snow around for our enjoyment. We bundled up every day of our trip, which included one day of skiing at Sunday River Ski Resort, and one day of snowmobiling (one of my favorite parts of the trip!) about 2 hours west of Portland.
The other days were spent bundled up exploring the streets of Portland. All the cold and snow definitely made us want to curl u with a great cup of coffee! One day, we discovered an awesome little coffee shop – Mornings in Paris Old World Cafe
. We each enjoyed warming up with a great cup of coffee, and we also split a delicious piece of crumb cake. It was wonderful!
Another one of our favorite places was just outside of Portland in Scarborough, Maine – Len Libby Chocolates, which is the home of Lenny, the 1700 pound chocolate moose!!! Lenny was joined by some huge chocolate bears as well. Now if that’s not awesome, I don’t know what is.
Herb and I had to purchase some chocolate while there, of course. I got some truffles that were delicious, and Herb got this wonderful chocolate covered Twinkie. This was around the time last year that we thought Twinkies were going extinct, but in any case it was yummy. Len Libby is definitely worth a visit!
We had a wonderful trip to Portland and would definitely like to return for a visit. I think we’d like to go in the summertime, because I imagine it’s very different when it isn’t 10 degrees outside!
So if you’re in Portland, now you know where to go to warm up with a nice cup of coffee or to enjoy some great chocolate.
Check out our other Portland posts:
Portland Pie Company
King of the Roll Sushi
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