Visiting #OldPort #Maine with a Donation for #PetsForVets! #Portland #travel
A little background on Love Under Fire: Twenty-one bestselling authors contributed stories to this Romantic Suspense Box Set, and during the six weeks this special deal was for sale, we raised thousands of dollars for Pets for Vets, a wonderful organization that pairs shelter pets with veterans seeking companion animals.
We decided to split the funds between the Portland, ME Chapter and the Washington, D.C. Chapter. As a Cape Cod resident, I'm not too far from Portland, and my son goes to college about an hour away from there. Plus, we have friends in the area, and I love to explore new places. I volunteered to deliver the check, and we set up a meeting.
My husband and I had time for a walk along the Eastern Promenade Trail, which runs along the harbor for about 2 miles. We met the Pets for Vets representatives--including two four-legged ones--above the trail at a beautiful spot overlooking Casco Bay, and I was honored to present a check for $1,725.00.
In the background of the picture is Fort Gorges, a military fort built from 1858 to 1864, and never used as it quickly became obsolete due to advancing technology. It's now a park, accessible by boat, and somewhere I'd love to explore in the future.
|I love that I got to bring a few vintage|
treasures from Portland back home!
Later that evening, we meet friends for Happy Hour in Old Port, and they took us to a few of their favorite spots. My favorite was a bar called Bonfire Country Bar, where they served drinks out of red Solo cups, served us a "Box of Bacon" as an appetizer, and offered a variety of unique seating, including silly bar stools, swings, and saddles. We had such a great time, and finished up with a late dinner and dancing to a few songs by a local band.
|Our "Box of Bacon"!|
We had to leave early the next morning (6 a.m.!) in order to be home for a soccer game, but I hope to visit again soon...I still have to explore Fort Gorges, and I hear they do wine tastings there on occasion! Where do I sign up?
Thanks for stopping by, and please check out all the titles from the Love Under Fire set that raised the money here, and support the authors with a purchase if you need a new read! My Love Under Fire novel is The Haunting of Hillwood Farm, and it's available in print, on Kindle, and on Audible. If you enjoy spooky mysteries or romantic suspense, I hope you'll give it a read (or a listen!)