I almost didn't want to share this secret with you. But I'm just a little bit nicer than that.
Here's the secret: for just $10 each way, you can buy a ticket to Portland, Maine on an Amtrak train. (That's $10 after you've applied the buy-1-get-1-free promotion.) The trip is just under 2.5 hours, so on Sunday, J and I found ourselves on a train, zipping our way up to Portland for a day trip.
It was our first time there, and we had so much fun. I would describe Portland as one part hippie, one part quaint, one part fishing village, and one part washed-up. We're hoping it's on the upswing after the economic downturn did some damage to the tourism industry. Because the vacant buildings are just a side note to the beauty of this quiet sea city.
But I'll just let the pictures do the talking...