Saturday, September 17, 2011

First day of the East Coast biking experience . Portland Maine. Got to the hotel after a 10 hour plane ride and went to a great lobster eatery with Hank. I would divulge its name but I can't remember it and besides that would be free advertising! Hank demonstrated how to properly crack and which parts of the lobster to eat. Their will be a test later this week. When in Maine it is the law that tourists eat live Maine lobster. (After properly broiling and loud screeching by the poor lobster). Okay, that's an exaggeration but it is certainly one of the "must do" tourist eating experiences in this part of the country.
The good news is that my bike was at the hotel when I arrived with all the parts. It is now assembled and ready for inspection except for the pedals. But, that's another story. The rest of the week, until actual first riding day on Thursday, will be the three of us, Ronni, Hank, and me touring Maine. This is my first time here and I am impressed. Stay tuned.


  1. You're there? Already? Don't use up all the fun before I get there. Save some lobsters for me. Arriving on Tuesday night...if I make the connection in Atlanta.

  2. Where did you stay in Portland? We extended our vacation before and after our cruise by staying in Portland and walking almost every block. We stayed in the Holiday Inn by the Bay and had super views of the bay. Great way to end our long days of walking by sitting, watching the traffic on the water, a d sipping wine. So much to see and learn there!

    Linda Mehnert

  3. Walker, you are a man amongst boys. Where did you fly from? Why such a long flight? Exaggeration? God speed.. Scratch that, WALKER speed!

    Teddy Herrera