City Living (in Portland, Maine)

We went to a David Gray concert last weekend, at the Maine State Pier.

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Granted, we could see Brio from our seats (approximately 600′ to the right of the stage), so buying tickets might have been a little silly…
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But I walked down the aisle to “Sail Away”, so that’s my ticket-buying-rationale 🙂 And it was an absolutely PERFECT evening for an outdoor concert…

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Also, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that Portland is an awesome city? But it is. I love living in the city. LOVE it.

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This view doesn’t hurt either 😀

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The only thing I haven’t figured out is why we didn’t do this sooner.

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People “from away” might not know that Mainers like to drive around with “if you can’t hack the winters, you don’t deserve the summers” bumper stickers. Classy, I know.

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But in some weird twisted way, I get it. Winter was SO ridiculously awful / isolated / lonely / snowy / cold that I have 500% more appreciation for how AWESOME right now is.

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This. This moment. Today, on our boat, wind howling, sun shining, holding tank smelling (that never changes), dockside plants growing, coffee drinking, from-home-working… This is all good.

Plus? The marina warned us that there would be a ferris wheel in our parking lot for a few days. I was like “THERE’S GONNA BE A FERRIS WHEEL IN OUR PARKING LOT WOOHOOO!!”….

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…And it turns out I’m not the only one who likes to ride the ferris wheel 😉

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Yep, life with Brio, in the city, is pretty darn great so far 🙂

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– LMK

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City Living (in Portland, Maine) — 2 Comments

  1. We lived in Portland for a little over a year, (on our sailboat). I couldn’t take the winter’s (they physically hurt me)… but I love the town. Actually, met my best friend inthe whole world up there! (So, now I miss it even more.)

    • Ooh I feel like I have a lot to to learn from you!! How to make winters aboard better-than-awful, how to make friends in Portland… share any secrets!! Where are you living now? Still on the boat?

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