Jane and I took the 825 ferry to Portland yesterday for a bit of sightseeing, noshing, and shopping. Upon reaching the mainland, we started off at the Holy Donut, home of the Maine potato donut, on Exchange street. We tried three: the maple bacon, coconut, and dark chocolate sea salt donuts.
Then we walked all over the Old Port, dodging in and out of shops and boutiques. Such fun! There were all sorts of interesting shops with all sorts of fascinating merchandise! Our first stop was, oddly enough, Urban Outfitters.
I say “oddly enough” because I am certain I do not fit the demographic of their target customer! Nonetheless, I bought three things at UO.
Three Led Zepplin record albums for our record player! A collection of Led Zepplin! I rock!!! I want to collect all the Led Zepplin albums ever recorded. I am ok with these reproductions, they don’t need to be original. These three albums are a good start!
Our ultimate destination of the morning was the Top of the Port Parking Lot where we keep our car, Mary Passat. We had some errands to do in South Portland. Namely, going to the Home Depot for an American flag to hang outside on the porch. I will take pictures once it is installed.
South Portland is home of the Maine Mall and all sorts of retail establishments, including a Goodwill! We skipped the mall, but hit the Goodwill. I bought a bunch of tops which are currently in the laundry. I will post photos of the haul soon.
After trolling around Goodwill, Jane and I were starving. I hate to admit in the foodie capital of New England we ate at the Cracker Barrel! In the interest of full disclosure, we went with convenience because, as I mentioned, we were starved! Now the good thing about Cracker Barrel is that there are shopping opportunities there! So Jane and I browsed the gift store.
I found something I had been looking for at Cracker Barrel, of all places! I had been searching for a ceramic garden stool for the patio/house in the usual places, Pier One, Target, Terrain. I felt I could use a bit of moveable extra seating. Here is what I found at Cracker Barrel:
I love the bird and flower motif! I can use this garden stool in the patio, living room, or bedrooms. I can stick it in the loo with a stack of towels. So versatile! Originally priced $70, it was marked down to $52! That is about half the price of the garden stools I had looked at online. And it is so me!!!
How is that for random? Shopping at Urban Outfitters and Cracker Barrel. Surely I must qualify for some sort of “diversity in shopping” special award for pulling this one off!
Once we returned the car to the parking lot, Jane and I hit Gelato Fiasco for an afternoon pick-me-up before heading back to the island on the 545 ferry. I had the strawberry balsamic vinegar gelato.
All together, we walked four and a half miles yesterday on our shopping/noshing spree! I made a regrettable footwear choice in the morning which left me with my dogs barking! Lesson learned. Jane and I got back to the island and hopped into the golf cart for the quick drive home. I was pooped at the end of the day!