By the time we got to South Portland, we decided on a 5k and drove the rest of them and it took us over 4 hours just to drive them! We ended up stopping for lunch and having some of their noted clam chowder. We talked to a few Portlanders and they have suggested the Portland Lobster Company for lobster, so that is definitely on the agenda. We did meet Kathy from the Historical Society who was so proud to show off their new facility and tell us everything about Portland and the important part it played in the ship building industry. I did let her know about our new Rosie the Riverter statue on the Columbia. After leaving there we headed out to Bug Lighthouse, called that because it is small. Then we headed over to the Spring Point lighthouse where Angela climbed on top of the battery. After doing the 5k we headed out to the most beautiful lighthouse located in Ft. Williams Park, which is filled with so many historical monuments artifacts from the Revolutionary to the WW ll. We just found a good spot and sat ourselves down and listened to the waves and watched the gulls flying over the lighthouse. Oh there is one picture, of a Ft. Gorges (gorgeous) that dating back to Revolution. We met a concrete guy doing repairs on the Bug Lighthouse who gave us an update on Portland's history. He not only told us where to get good lobster, but also said how Portland had been burned to the ground 3 separate times.
Oh I did want to add one thing in from the other day. When we did that Flume walk, it was also part of the Appalachian Trail. I had no idea it started in New Hampshire and it ended in Georgia. I always thought it would be cool to say you walked it, I just never thought it would be in New England!