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Yeah same. I grew up in So. Maine and am living back in the area. From a local perspective i cant stand Portland. Moonbats have infested the place.I lived in southern maine for quite a while....maybe I was just too close to it. I can think of a million seaside towns in Maine I'd rather go to than Portland.
Also, I’d be traveling with a copy of FOPA as you pass through NY, CT and MA driving from PA... that’s quite the gauntlet you’re gonna run, I hope the lobster rolls are worth it...
Yeah... NY, CT, RI & MA are a walk in the park compared to NJ. Be VERY careful there. They ban cop-killer bullets (hollow points). You can be as in compliance as you like w the guns re FOPA transport but you could get jammed up on the ammo, even if stored in a separate locked container. Dunno what the FOPA transport legalities are with respect to ammo but they will screw you and ruin your day even if you end up winning the legalities later.Why go to Maine when you could stop in NH?
Maine is full of maniacs, not good.
Also don’t stop in NY, CT, or RI.
Your only hope for normality is NH.
Dat’s da place. Been in 4-5 times and never disappointed (other than I still gotta drive or I’d stay) from the beer selection and menu.York river landing is the place @Asaltweapon is referencing. They usually have a huge selection of brews on tap. You can hop off 95 at exit 3, visit KTP, drive a few miles up rt 1 to the landing then drive another couple miles north and hop back on 95. I hear that red's eats is a tourist trap (can confirm that Bob's clams next to KTP is) so maybe avoid that place.
they just instituted a mask mandate here in Portsmouth. Things are otherwise mostly normal till some Karen gets in your face about a mask.Portland & Portsmouth are similar. I’d give the edge to Portland but I prefer NH to ME generally and not sure it’s worth the extra 50 miles. Also easy for me to say since it’s a relatively short drive for me either way. Both have decent restaurants & breweries. I’d check which has less COVID BS going onq
So how many cheesesteaks are you bringing in trade? Dellasandros preferred.The girlfriend wants a lobster roll so we are headed out tomorrow from Philadelphia to get her some lobster. Hopefully im not incredibly naive, Maine should equal lobster rolls I trust??? Here’s what I know, if you have any tips let me know.
1)Guns - Once I hit NH I can strap up, I’m covered by both constitutional carry and my PA LTC. Same goes for Maine with the exception of some parks but I think I’m good in Portland.
2) Beers - We are going to Bissell Brothers Brewing and making the short trip up to Maine Brewing. Not into the Belgian style anymore so Allagash is out. There are dozens of other breweries in Portland, any tips for exceptional IPAs?
3) Lobster rolls - I gotta deliver the goods here, is there a cool shack selling the best lobster rolls I should know about?
4) We like dive bars, if you have any suggestions throw them my way.
Last time I was up in that area I seen a donut shop with a massive line of cars, that must be the place.Holy Donut