Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trip Finale

After a long week of catching up with friends and family, we had one last night for ourselves in Portland, ME before flying back to SF.  I chose the Inn at Park Spring which is a B&B located within walking distance of Portland's "Old Port" area.  The Inn's owners graciously welcomed us and the room was lovely. 
A highschool friend who vacations in Maine every summer suggested we eat our last vacation 
meal at Fore Street.  I wish I had taken pictures of the beautiful rustic interiors and open kitchen but I think I had just about run out of steam.  The meal, however was wonderful and it was nice to reflect back on our trip and enjoy one last New England meal.

Returning home to a stack of mags was bliss!
And SF, while foggy as always, was comforting to get back to.
And finally, the day before we left SF for our trip, I was bumming out for some reason.  It was just one of those days.  I really missed my friends back home and in NYC and all I wanted was to sit down with a girlfriend and have a glass of wine.  Making friends in a new city can be tough.  After work, I grabbed the mail and lo and behold, I got the next best thing!  A thoughtful card from my sweet friend Kate, you may know her from Embarrassment of Riches.  Along with the card was this bright and cheerful chevron striped bracelet she made for me, umm amazing!  And now, the even better news, she is coming for a visit next weekend!  Can't wait to share those adventures with you all.
Okay, one more thing, we flew Virgin America.  Holy cow, that's a great airline.  Before boarding they allow you to check out this little laptop and return it when you land for no charge, c-c-c-cool!


Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

When I came to the end of this post I was tearing up. I seriously cannot wait til next weekend, what with all the girl talk, wine, shopping, and exploring we'll be doing. Oh, can we get manicures pretty puh-leaze?

PS I am flying Virgin for the first time and I'm so excited!

Alicia Lund said...

Aw, I miss those foggy SF mornings! And that is such an amazing chevron friendship bracelet. I think I need to make a few this weekend!! :)

Lauren said...

Kate-manicures are a must! I'm taking you to my fve spot that does mani/pedis for $20!

Alicia-Kate has a good tutorial on her blog!