Wait, what? Did she just say Maine??
Yes, yes I did. When I was in middle school, my grown-up fantasy was to own a used bookstore in a sleepy little New England coastal town. In my dream world, I'd spend my free time sailing on the Atlantic, eating lobster, and hiking the rocky coasts. I'd bike to my bookstore every summer morning and take afternoon walks for ice cream with my best friend (who owned a coffee shop, naturally). I realize this sounds like the plot of a Meg Ryan movie from the '90s but gimme a break - I was 12.
I was reminded of this childhood fantasy by a few things recently:
A) We saw Dark Shadows over the weekend, which was set in the fictional fishing town of Colinsport, Maine and
B) I've been hooked on Once Upon A Time lately - which is set in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine - and I just saw the season finale last night
So Maine has been on my mind. And you know what? I still think it'd be a great place to visit. The wildlife, the seasons, the quaint fishing and boating towns along the coast. Who wouldn't want to spend a few days at a cute little B&B? I feel like it could be a cute, quirky vacation or honeymoon spot. What do you think?