For those looking for the posts about my ride cross country, the last post was "Day 69." What begins today is the documentations of our trip home. You are welcome to follow along though it likely won't be too exciting. Like watching Winkler home movies!
The following day was Portland ME appreciation day. We started off with lunch at Luke’s on the
waterfront. Of course, we had to have lobster, crab and shrimp rolls. They were out of this world! We visited a few more breweries (including Shipyard) and the kids wanted oyster shooters at Eventide. How anyone can eat oysters is beyond me. They make me gag. We finished off the evening with Paula (Lindsay’s mom) and Brian at the beach house.
Saturday was Boston MA appreciation day. Before we left for the city, I decided to test out my heart with some run/walk exercise careful to not let things get out of hand. I also tried some pushups and sit ups. Wow. A different type of exercise than the last 70 days. After exercising exclusively on a bike for 69 days my body is saying WTF? This is definitely going to be an adjustment. We originally had Red Sox tickets for Sunday but with Tropical Storm Henri on the way we decided to move it up to Saturday and that was a great choice other than the Sox go blown out by the last place Rangers 10-1. Before the game we walked the wharf and had a drink at Bell in Hand (the oldest bar in the US!). Brian was nice enough to allow us to stay in his driveway with the RV. Didn’t do much for his property values but we certainly appreciated it.
With Henri hitting Boston on Sunday there wasn’t much we could do. We had a big late breakfast at the house then visited Harvard and did a little candlestick bowling. Skinny pins and little balls. It was really fun! We grabbed some clam chowder, salad and bread and called it a night. We had a wonderful time with the family in Portland and Boston. Many thanks for such a wonderful surprise!