Now, many of you know how obsessed I am with my Bean Boots. I got my first pair freshmen year of college and soon after I started to see the popularity of the boot growing. But that didn’t stop me from wearing my boots from October 1 through March 31, every year. It’s almost like an obsessive attachment I have with these shoes. What can I say I just love my shoes.
One thing that has been on my bucket list for awhile was to go visit the original L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine. You know which one I’m talking about the one with the iconic boot. Well this summer on a mini road trip my parents made that bucket list dream reality.
After a short visit in Portsmouth, New Hampshire we loaded our van and headed to Maine. Our first stop on our adventure up north was breakfast. We ate at the Egg and I, which my parents were very excited to know still exists since it’s where they ate the morning they got engaged. Little did they know at the time it would grow into a popular breakfast destination for tourist. For breakfast I had the blueberry pancakes and coffee, both were very filling and tasty.
Once we were finished with our breakfast we took our time driving up north. I’ve never been to Maine before so it was refreshing to see such an unfamiliar place as we drove through unique, antique, and beach friendly towns. As we got closer to our destination it got very green with tall trees that surrounded us, but just as beautiful as the previous towns.
Once we arrived I was shocked to see how big the store really was it was almost like a mini college. The L.L. Bean Freeport Store could honestly be it’s own community within the town. Their was something so right about how it felt, almost like the location was meant for this outdoor store in that outdoor town.
Of course I was overly excited to see the larger than life boot. Just as every other tourist visiting I took a photo with the boot and made my way inside. I was so excited to be at the original store, I was like a little kid in a candy shop. Now, I understand they have most things as other L.L. Bean stores I was just excited to be there and have a new experience and see a new place.
The rest of the day we walked around Freeport and ended up eating at this little pizza shop before heading back home.
On our way home we made a quick stop to see a few lighthouses. My favorite was Nubble Lighthouse in York,Maine. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the view of the lighthouse.
Pictures from the day:
We made it!
Nubble Lighthouse. York, Maine.
Family photo in front of the lighthouse. Photo credit: Mom.