Maine: Day Two…

Woke up to rain…and not just a little rain – but a steady, steady rain.  Lucky for me there was an umbrella in the cottage!

Headed out to Acadia National Park!  Began by driving the Park Loop Road.  This is the road that takes you to all the neat places in the park…and has the most incredible views! 

Drove up to the very top – Cadillac Mountain for a ranger led talk on the summit.  They say that if you are at the summit at sunrise – you will be the first person to see the sun hit the United States of America.   How cool is that?  And, no, I did not get up at 4:00 in the morning for a 4:48 sunrise!!!

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Looking out from the summit of Cadillac Mountain.  It was amazing – even on a rainy day!  There is hardly any grass or vegetation at the summit – because it is nothing but a huge granite mountain – so one has to be careful not to step on what sparse little plants there are.

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Along the summit there were a few markers such as this one explaining how the park was formed a zillion years ago!  It was very interesting to have the park ranger explain all of this.

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A beautiful waterfall on the road back from Cadillac Mountain summit.  You can see the granite rocks that form the mountain – it is very pretty…and consists of the orangey colored stone and clear quartz. 

Finished the trip to the park by riding the rest of the road and then headed for Northeast Harbor and dinner – at a place one of the rangers suggested. 

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Northeast Harbor still has a working harbor.  Small boats filled the harbor area and there were some lobster traps sitting near the shoreline.  (No lobster in them – darn!)

Ended the evening by eating dinner at The Colonel’s – could not decide what to eat – so, Pat and I split a fish sandwich, a hamburger, and a basket of homemade onion rings! 

Stay tuned for Day Three…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie McCane
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 19:21:49

    My hubby and I love Maine and were going to vacation there this year, but since this will be our first vacation with Jackson we decided to head south instead and take him to the beach. After seeing just your first two days in Maine, I’m wishing we were going there!! I guess there’s always next year. 🙂 For now I’ll just live through you!

  2. Pat Wys
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 19:53:32

    I’m sooo dang jealous. and happy for you..keep posting.
    Pat

  3. Pat
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 21:18:22

    The photo of that view is incredible! I’ll stay tuned for Day 3 (hopefully, soon). 🙂

  4. Janet
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 23:44:53

    Beautiful photos even with the rain! And the cabin is wonderful! Looks cozy and comfy.

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