Visited a high school friend, who relocated from NYC to Bethel. Though it must come as a surprise to others, I totally understood why she would fall in love with Maine. Her town is small, quaint, charming, and historic. You can find everything you need within three blocks on Main Street. And from any point that you happen to look up, you'll see mountains. And breathe in fresh air all around.
We didn't have much time to visit with my friend during her lunch break, so we walked over to S.S. Milton where she'd had plenty of meals both large (with work) and small (solo). I went with the crab cake sandwich, which I was promised was freshly made, and my husband went with a chicken salad. The ratio of crab to filler was smaller than I'd like, but it was still pretty good, and the service more than made up for it. The waitress actually owns a B&B and chatted us up, the way they do in quintessential small towns in the movies.
After lunch, we got back on the road to our final destination in Bar Harbor. We wanted to pick up a bottle of wine, and a quick Google search pulled up Good Food Store. Lo and behold, we pull up and the real pit BBQ was calling our names! Though we had just eaten, we couldn't pass up the trailer's offerings of pulled pork, beef brisket, and yummy fixins'. Hands down the best BBQ we've ever had. Too bad, we'd have to drive 8 hours to come back here!