Camden

If you haven’t guessed already, Sean and I are pretty weird — perhaps this is why we get along so well. One of the weird things we do, which tends to get a somewhat shocked response from a lot of people, is not give each other gifts on some occasions. So far, it seems birthdays are the time to give gifts for us; frequently, these gifts are crafts and photographs. We have a standing agreement to not get each other anything for Christmas, and on our anniversary this year, I planned a weekend away for us and we agreed to share expenses instead of buying each other gifts.

The Penobscot Narrows bridge - of course we couldn't resist the photo opportunity.

The Penobscot Narrows bridge – of course we couldn’t resist the photo opportunity.

Our first stop was the Penobscot Narrows bridge, an awe-inspiring cable stay bridge that connects Bucksport and Winterport which also happens to be on the way to Camden (I may or may not have chosen Camden because we would get to pass by this bridge). I have mentioned before about how much Sean and I love looking at bridges, so this seemed a fitting way to kick off our anniversary celebration.

The Bouffant Ducks

The Bouffant Ducks

We then shared a sandwich at the Camden Deli and strolled around the park, where we found the Bouffant Ducks. These ducks had some impressive hairdos, and I have since learned that some towns hold contests for the best “Afro Duck.” We have also heard these ducks called the Lunch Lady Ducks. Needless to say, they are loads of fun to watch, if you’re crazy bird people like us.

Sean, heading into the sunset (ish).

Sean, heading into the sunset (ish).

We then hiked a little in the Camden Hills State Park — another reason why I chose this location, since we’d been climbing here together before — and it was a perfect day for it.

The Camden Hills

The Camden Hills

Sean in a tree.

Sean in a tree.

We then checked into our bed and breakfast, the Windward House, which was wonderfully comfortable and surprisingly affordable. I would definitely recommend it to anybody who is traveling to Camden! Then came the piece de resistance — Primo.

Of course, I didn’t take any pictures at Primo, since I was far too busy experiencing a symphony of tastes and smells, but I will tell you that the meal we had there was probably the best meal I have ever had. Make a reservation now. Seriously.

An oldie but goodie from my old apartment.

An oldie but goodie from my old apartment.

All in all, it was a perfect way to spend our anniversary weekend, and it didn’t end up breaking the bank, either.

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