Monthly Archives: September 2013
We did not see the Bush’s but Kennebunkport was gorgeous!
The shops are located upstairs, downstairs, in alleyways, uphill and downhill. Creating a map must be very challenging.
Today was rainy and foggy and we decided to drive around the area anyway. We were driving around Kennebunkport and without knowing it, we drove right by a beautiful piece of property on the water, of course and came across the marker for the summer home of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush and if you look beyond it, there is the home. You know it because it has the U.S. Flag and below it Texas’ flag. It really is an awesome feeling to be able to see the property of a former president. It was so worth going out in this yucky weather.
We then continued our journey to Ogunquit with the intention of walking the famous Marginal Mile which ends in Perkins Cove. As we were approaching Ogunguit it started raining with a vengeance so we opted to have lunch at Maine’s Diner, which is famous for being listed in Jane and Michael Stern’s Roadfood. John ordered a Haddock sandwich and I, a crabcake sandwich, both of which were absolutely delicious.
Yeah! It stopped raining and off to walk the mile we went.
Perkins Cove is at the end of the Marginal Mile
Tomorrow we go to Cape Cod.
Our last night in Bar Harbor – Leaving for Wells in the morning
I was introduced to a delicious drink – Blueberry vodka, lemonade and a tiny bit of blueberry syrup. I’m hooked and it’s healthy, well, at least it’s better than beer. You see, the way I look at it Vodka has no calories, blueberries are my fruit for the day and the lemonade should cover my citrus/vitamin C requirement. I think that is a good start…don’t you?
View of Mount Dessert Island via Cessna and Hike on Jordan Pond
Jordan Pond Home. This is where the famous popovers are served with tea on the lawn overlooking the pond.
Upon our return to the campground, we saw the most interesting thing. I swear I will never call John excessive again. Until the next time, that is….
Now THAT is a big boy!!!!
Finally, we are in Bar Harbor, Maine
We were getting cabin fever so we opted to go for a drive around the island. We arrived in Bar Harbor and it was very foggy. Bar Harbor is a small town with many activities. The stores are really cute and quaint.
We then continued our drive to Southwest Harbor and ate lunch at yet another highly recommended lobster pound. This one was on the water, yet off the beat and path and the ambiance was wonderful.
Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day. John and I met very long time friends, Dave and Vivian Kendall, who were on a Royal Caribbean cruise and Bar Harbor happened to be one of their ports of call. By coincidence, their arrival and our stay coincided, so we connected and took a tour around the park loop of Acadia National Park. When we arrived at the park’s entrance ready to pay the $20.00 admission fee, the ranger asked John’s age. When John told him he was 62, he was given the deal of his life. For $10.00 he now has a lifetime pass to “all” the National Parks. I guess it does pays to be old.
We visited Thunder Hole, the Otter Cliffs, Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain, which is the highest elevation in Maine.
Thunder Hole in low tide
Mennonites enjoying the view
Portland and Bangor, Maine
During his conference, the hosts sponsored a dinner of lots and lots and lots and lots of lobstah, amongst mussels, clams, corn, etc. No one was limited to just one AND THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. We had soft shell lobsters and they are wonderful as you do not need need any cracking tools.
We left Jackson in a kennel which had excellent reviews in Bangor. The little stinker had a great time and even got a great report card. We had never received a report card from a kennel before. If it were left up to us, he would never receive such a great report card as he constantly steals our camping chairs and claims them as his. He also steals our places on the sofa and loungers and we either have to move or squeeze in with him, because he just won’t move. Oh well… as you all know by now, our unit was purchased for the comfort and convenience of our dog.
We leave for Bar Harbor in the morning and can’t wait. Everyone we have talked to has given it great reviews and claim that it’s the prettiest place they’ve been to in Maine.