Our first and only big trip of 2021 (and really since the beginning of pandemic-lockdown) was a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii to visit family and escape the Midwest. And in spite of fits and starts, it was exactly what we needed.
What is Maine known for? Being a naturally beautiful, sparsely populated Northeastern state? Sure. But what about a foodie paradise with not only lobster rolls but some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever found? Intrigued? Read on.
Expected: Great BBQ.
Unexpected: Amazing art, great beer, and green spaces as far as the eye can see.
My 31st state: New Mexico. The destination? Albuquerque. A whirlwind weekend trip, purchased on a whim, with an itinerary determined on arrival. Read ahead for sopapillas, cacti, and nuclear weapons!