Good morning! I’d much rather be waking up to a beautiful beach right now, but all good weekends must come to an end. Sigh.
We had a great anniversary weekend in Kennebunkport, Maine.
If you’ve never heard of Kennebunkport, it’s basically your quintessential coastal Maine town – beautiful and cute as can be!
Teddy probably had the most fun this weekend, as usual. He could barely stay in the car when we were getting close.
He has more fun than you could possibly imagine on the beach. He runs like crazy up to every single person and dog to say hello. And then he runs in crazy circles at insane speeds.
Teddy made lots of new friends – he always does!
This guy was his favorite:
It was a windy weekend out on the beach, but a good one!
Luke and I had fun too. On Saturday night, we enjoyed a nice anniversary dinner in town at One Dock. First, we had complimentary smoked salmon crostinis and garlic rolls.
Then, as our appetizers, we shared the Smoked Asian Spice Lamb Ribs and the Crispy Fried Chicken Lollipops with Ancho Espresso Mole. Both were very tasty!
For our entrees, we shared the Grilled Filet Mignon Flatbread and the Roasted Duck. The pizza had a bit of cheese overload (which I rarely say!) and the duck could have used a bit more cherry sauce (and cherries!), but they were both delicious as well.
After dinner, we opened a bottle of one of my favorite wine varietals from Virginia – Norton.
When we lived in DC, one of my favorite things to do was to go to the Virginia vineyards. Norton is a grape varietal that is local to Virginia and, unfortunately, you can’t really find it anywhere else. I’ve been “aging” a few bottles since our first ever trip to the vineyards back in the summer of 2010. This was our second to last bottle left. It’s the longest I’ve aged a wine so far! It was bittersweet opening it and drinking it, but it was delicious and a great celebratory bottle of wine. We will have to make it back to the Virginia wine country sometime soon, seeing as I only have one bottle left!
The hardest part about spending a weekend in Kennebunkport is always leaving. But we had a great weekend and we will be back soon!
Today I’m off to run what might be my final outdoor run before my first 5k on Saturday – so I’m hoping for a good one! Tomorrow I’ll be back with a tasty recipe and a run recap!