After spending the morning walking around Old Port and lunching at Duckfat, we were all a little tired, so we retreated to the hotel room to rest for a few minutes. Once we recuperated, we decided to head to Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Cape Elizabeth is about 10 minutes away from Portland and is known for its two lighthouses. We ventured out to check out the lighthouses... and admittedly, I had an ulterior motive: to find lobster rolls. (Thanks, Elizabeth!)
As we were heading in the direction of the lighthouses, we saw signs for strawberry picking and thought it would be a good idea to buy some strawberries to snack on. We had no intention of stopping to pick berries, but when we got to Maxwell's Farm, we suddenly decided to do some spontaneous strawberry picking.
The strawberries were ripe and abundant, and we filled a box in no time. (You may have already seen the strawberry cupcakes I made when I got these sweet, juicy berries home.)
We loaded our berries into the car, which instantly began to smell of ripe, summer strawberries, and continued on our adventure.
We soon arrived at The Lobster Shack at Two Lights.
The views just from the parking lot were stunning, and the weather was perfect.
We wandered up the stairs to The Lobster Shack and ordered yet another "snack."
You should know that I grew up in Connecticut with Connecticut-style lobster rolls, so as much as I love lobster rolls, if the lobster is tossed with mayo, I pass. When we got up to the counter, I asked if the lobster rolls were mayo-based, and the girl taking our order told me it could come with a dollop of mayo on top or a side of drawn butter but that the lobster was plain. Score! There's nothing like a hot, buttery lobster roll... or lobsta roll.
We sat outside at one of the picnic tables and waited for our order to be called.
There are even great views to check out while you eat.
Within a few minutes, we got our food. The lobster rolls were on the small side but filled with a decent amount of lobster. We thought it was odd that they came with pickles on top. I ate my pickles first and then ate the roll, dipping each bite in butter.
If you have a chance to get to The Lobster Shack at Two Lights, it's definitely a beautiful spot with some tasty lobsta rolls.
After our snack, I sat on the rocks for a bit to relax in the sunshine and take in more of the gorgeous scenery.
Then we drove over to Fort Williams Park to see the other lighthouse before we headed back to Portland.
Lobster roll -- butter or mayo?