Saturday, July 18, 2009

Where in the world...

Where in the world have I been? I actually have a good answer. Last week my family decided to invite me on vacation with them. Since they called on Tuesday night and were leaving early Thursday morning, this didn't leave me a lot of time for anything, let alone blogging. Such is life though, right? We spent a few days in Bar Harbor, Maine, then a few in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and now we're back in Portland, Maine, and should be heading home today. But we're finally in a hotel with free internet that works, and its early and I can't sleep so...hello!

While we were in Bar Harbor, we went whale watching:

We had breakfast at this little place called the 2 Cats Cafe almost every day:

We went for a bike ride/hiked/drove around Acadia National Park:

Even found a little place called CJ's that served some really good vegan ice cream!:

All in all, Bar Harbor ended up being a very veg friendly town. I don't really have any pictures from Halifax, but we did a lot of historical stuff (visited the Citadel, the Maritime museum, saw Harry Potter...what, you don't consider that historical?), and it was also extremely veg friendly. We didn't actually go anywhere that was solely a vegetarian establishment, but most of the places we went to had really good veg options, or were more than willing to make substitutions or some odd sounding concoction for me (one night I just felt like steamed veggies in marinara sauce..."No, no pasta thank you. Yes, I'm sure.")

Just in case you ever find yourself in Bar Harbor, here is my list of places to visit: A&B Naturals, CJ's Big Dipper (the soy ice cream is in the gelato case), Gringo's Mexican Cafe, Siam Orchid Thai, 2 Cats Cafe.

As for Halifax, we weren't there as long, but we had great success at Mexicali Rosa's, Hamachi House (the location on Barrington), Ray's Lebanese Cuisine, and Sugah!. As far as food options go, I wish we could have stayed in Halifax longer, they had a huge variety of different ethnicities that I don't normally see.

It has been kind of a crazy summer, but in a good way! I'll be back home on Monday and will get all caught up on everyone's blogs, I hope you all are enjoying your summers too!!


  1. That sounds amazing! I've been wondering what happened to you! "See" you Monday!

  2. I love how you randomly throw in Nova Scotia like its no biggie. What an AMAZING trip!

  3. impromptu vacas are so much fun! your pics are beautiful!

  4. YAY for being in Canada but SO far from me!! Sounds like an amazing trip! Did you ever end up coming to Seattle?

    I missed you and your posts!

  5. There's nothing like a nice breakfast in the fresh air!

    looks like you had a great time, and it's so exciting to find vegan ice cream when you're traveling!

  6. Hey There!

    I'm a vegan visiting & blogging about Bar Harbor right now too ( ). I have a couple other restaurants for vegans to try:

    * Miguel's: I had the vegetarian bean burrito ensalada (without sour cream)
    * Ruppunui's: Garden burger
    * Jeannie's: They have vegan pancakes and they are freakin' delicious
    * Cottage Street Bakery and Deli: Hummus sandwich
    * CJ Big Dipper: Soy ice cream and sorbets (home made)
    * Tests's pasta with pesto

    Have a great day!

  7. how gorgeous!! i've been wanting to go to maine and now i know where to eat!! yay!

  8. Enjoy the rest of your trip! I love Bar Harbor, especially the way that Mainiacs pronounce it. The scenery looks gorgeous, as does that ice cream :)

  9. I am so jealous...I need a vaykay so badly....and none in sight...sigh.

    But thanks to you, I'm all perked up after seeing your gorgeous pics! Glad you're having fun!


  10. jealous - a year ago i was camping in acadia. loved it there! i really wish we could have done a nice vacation like this year but the bf doesn't have enough time off work.

  11. Thanks!
    I wanted something a little more streamlined and easier to look at.

    Great photos. Have you ever read the book 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'? It's a really great story.

  12. i want that vegan ice cream! looks like a great trip!