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Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Adventure Continues

Our parting shot of Mt. Katahdin

Monday– Calais and Campobello Island.
We are now in Bar Harbor, Maine, in a motel that advertises Free Wi-Fi, but the signal is so weak that I can barely get online, and I can’t begin to download pictures.  So I’m writing my blog post in Word, and will copy it to my blog when I get the opportunity.
I never imagined there were as many trees in the world as I’ve seen the last couple of days in Central Maine.  That’s almost all we see as we drive down the road.  It doesn’t matter if it’s Interstate Highway, or two lane back roads.  Trees.  Everywhere.  Don’t get me wrong – I love trees, but I want to see some other scenery as well.  From time to time we’re rewarded with something like this.  This was taken from a rest area along a two-lane highway.
No roadside rest areas like this in Maryland!
We drove to Calais, and one of the first things DH saw was a sign for Lobster subs.  It was a little early for lunch, but we couldn’t turn down the opportunity for a lobster sub. 
If you're ever in Calais, stop here!!

The bread was freshly baked, and it was an awesome sub!
Next stop was Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.  I was very disappointed that we didn’t get our passports stamped when we crossed the border.  Campobello is the home of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, as well as a couple of picturesque lighthouses.  We spent the afternoon driving around, visiting the lighthouses, and touring the FDR summer home. 

Mulholland Light

East Quoddy Light
The flowers around the Roosevelt "cottage" were amazing!

This next lighthouse is West Quoddy, and is located near Lubec, on the eastern most tip of the United States.  As you can see from the shadows, it was late afternoon, and we wanted to sleep in Bar Harbor, so we had to hit the road.

Tuesday -  Acadia National Park
We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast of Maine blueberry pancakes before we drove to Acadia National Park.  Finally, we spent a large portion of the day outdoors instead of in the car.  We took a short hike at the top of Cadillac Mountain, had afternoon tea at Jordan Pond House, took a walk down to the Pond to take pictures, and walked around at Otter Cliffs and Otter Point.  The day started out warm and sunny, but was quite cloudy and blustery by the time we returned to Bar Harbor.  It’s very invigorating to be out on the rocks, watching the sea crashing ashore.

view from the top of Cadillac Mountain
Tea at Jordan Pond House

The "Bubbles" as viewed from Jordan Pond

near Otter Cliffs
It began raining while we were eating our dinner of you-guessed-it:  seafood!  Yummm.  It’s supposed to rain tomorrow, so we’ll have to get a little creative when planning our activities for the day.  More later when I get WiFi again! 


  1. Fantastic, Sunny. I'm enjoying your holiday!!

  2. Beautiful pictures sunny! You should download microsoft Livewriter. It is an offline blogging tool that is great.

  3. I love the areas you've been to, Sunny! And I love the freash seafood there almost more! Looks like you're having fantastic weather!

  4. Grest pictures, Sunny...thanks for sharing!

    :) Carolyn

  5. Sunny these pics are just gorgeous, what a great time you are having... and you know all that seafood is good for you!

  6. Looks wonderful! Enjoy!!! Keep the pic's coming!!

  7. I'm enjoying your trip almost as much as you are. Love the lighthouses.

  8. Sew much fun going on holidays with you guys.. I love the photo of the light house...

  9. Oh just beautiful. This is one of those "wish I were there". Thanks for letting me there in pictures.


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