As our thoughts look towards holiday travel we look back at the fantastic time we had on our expedition to Maine in search of the ultimate lobster roll. We traveled on highways and back ways to maximizing our exposure to the fall’s changing leaves and to explore mountaintops and visit arts and cultural institutions.
We took the road less traveled from North Adams Mass, to Portland Maine. On Mass Route 8, our early morning passage up down the hill and through the mountain breaks, just as the fog was just lifting, compelled us to silence the magnificent sound system in our Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring and open all the windows and sunroof to fill the car with mountain air. During the first leg of our journey from NYC to North Adams Mass, we indulged in the luxurious comfortable cabin, complete with magically adjustable seats and a sound system that transcended the traffic on interstate 95.
When we were planning our 176-mile journey to visit Mass MoCA in North Adams and then on to Portland Maine we wanted a road trip SUV that was spacious, exceptionally comfortable, fun to drive and equipped with the latest technological innovations to make our drive safe while providing us with the latest information along out route. This Aviator even offers the technology that allows your phone to be the key.
Our best choice was the new Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring. Complete with three-rows of style this SUV offered advanced technologies that could scan the road ahead for uneven pavement and new advanced electrified hybrid technology that gave us effortless performance when needed from the highways to the curvy roads at 3,489 feet atop Mount Greylock the highest point in Massachusetts.
With the waterfront resort town of Portland, Maine our final destination and the Portland Harbor Hotel as our base as we found excuses to discover the Maine coastline, just to have more time in the car. It was on the last night of our trip that we understood our motivation for our outing when we indulged ourselves with an exceptional Maine Lobster Roll at the traditional and rustic/luxurious Black Point Inn in Scarborough Maine.
All Photos By David Lewis Taylor