Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack

March 8 2009

Day three of this first weekend found me driving up to Maine. I have never been to the state of Maine and decided this was my chance. About 90 minutes north from Boston.

My first stop was York County and Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light. A great view of a lighthouse near a seaside town that screams tourist summer location.


Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack


My second stop was to Fort Williams Park and the Portland Head Light

Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack


I then drove to Andrew Pollack's house in Cumberland. We chatted for a bit and then he gave me a tour of the firehouse he is a volunteer firefighter at. He treated me with a drive in the truck and a tour of the town.

Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack


As we got back to Andrew's house, we were chatting about the Lotus community and techy stuff. Andrew had to leave to head to an alarm - something that turned out not to be serious. Great to see Andrew and get his feedback on things.

I then drove up to Freeport to the flagship LL Bean store. I took a few pics and walked around, but not being super outdoorsy, it was mostly a stop because I was there. Not going would have been a bad thing - now I can say I saw the fly fishing pond in the store! :-)

Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack
Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack


My last stop was to Portland and DiMillos; for a quick lobster dinner. Super fresh and a very inexpensive for lobster - at least compared to what I would pay in Chicago.

My day was great. Major thanks to Andrew for creating this itinerary for me - he suggested every location and the order. I was just driving up there with out this level of detailed plans. Thank you Andrew - what a great day! All of the Maine pictures are here.

Image:Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack