I was exhausted after preparing for Christmas. I didn’t know how I would make it through our holiday travel. Day one of our trip was in Boston. We stayed at the beautiful Boston Harbor Hotel accompanied by a gracious and welcoming staff. The hotel is decorated so beautifully for Christmas, and I especially admired the large poinsettia arrangement in the center of the lobby.
After getting our bags inside of our suites, we went for a long walk to visit the freedom trail. My feet were aching, because I still hadn’t broken in my snow boots. I didn’t want it to keep me from a historical site, so I pushed along. I am glad I did because the courtyard to the Old North Church was quaint and empty, giving us time to take it all in without having to rush. From there, we went to Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. We have an interest in the American Revolution, so it was an excellent stop for us.
Christmas dinner at Atlantic Fish was our final stop. We headed to our hotel and watched movies before drifting off into a slumber.
Off to Maine
Early that next morning we headed to the airport to take a flight to Camden, Maine. It was a small plane that held six of us. We landed an hour later in a tiny airport in Owls Head, Maine, then grabbed a taxi to head into town.
After a short drive we arrived at the Norumbega Inn a few hours early before check-in. We receive the keys to our rooms and a brief tour of the property and instantly fell in love with this beautiful B&B. It was a castle overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We had two large rooms, the Penthouse and the Library suite.
Before arriving in Camden, I had so many plans of site seeing in mind. Instead, we slept and lounged more than anything. It was the perfect thing to do after so much hustle and bustle back home in Chicago. We slept so late that we missed breakfast for the first part of our trip. We decided to set the alarm to make it to breakfast one morning and we were pleased that we did. It’s a minimalist style three-course meal by Chef Phil Crispo (a winner from the TV show Chopped).
Aside from lounging, we shopped and dined at several restaurants in downtown Camden, indulging in all of the delicious seafood and unique items that this tiny town offers. This trip tipped off some resolutions for us all, the main one being to slow down and rest at any chance that we get. We are now ready to get back to our busy lives of frequent travel and lots of noise! Happy Holidays!
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