Friday - Bar harbor and a hike
For some reason, we slept in a little longer than usual, and by the time we drove into Bar Harbor and had breakfast, it was too late to take the ferry that we had planned. So we walked around town again, this time going down to the pier, which we hadn't done yet. Another cruise ship had docked, and the passengers were being ferried ashore, so the shops were very busy. But we had no agenda at this point, so we just wandered around.
We were staying in an EXTREMELY inexpensive motel a few miles from town, and we dreamed about where we'd like to stay next time, assuming we win a lottery between now and then.
Saturday - the trip home
Our route home this year is a little different than in years past. We're going through New Hampshire and Vermont. The morning was dreary and drizzly, and as we neared our first stop for the day, the sun came out and all the clouds disappeared just in time for our drive up Mt. Washington. I read the warnings that if you're afraid of heights, this may not be a pleasurable experience. But I figured if I was in a car, on a road, how bad could it be???? Let's just say, it was not the most pleasurable experience on the way up, but experiencing the summit was well worth the white knuckles. And DH was driving. I couldn't have done it. For those of you who live near 'real' mountains, you're probably snickering right now, but I've lived on the East Coast for nearly 30 years now, and this is a 'real' mountain to me now! And that's a scarey road!!
|The top of the world|
Good night from beautiful Vermont!!