Thursday, July 15, 2010

#92 Whoda Thunk?

Tuesday night brought all the rain that was forecast & it was still raining Wednesday morning. Our plans were to use the truck & that seemed like an excellent idea. We went out for breakfast & then headed out to Schoodic Point. This is another part of Acadia National Park but is located about 45 minutes from the main section of the park. After some pretty rough local roads & a few tiny little towns we found Shoodic Point. The roads in the park are meticulously maintained & a pleasure to drive. Inlets, coves, a lighthouse & we had just barely entered the park. After a few more miles & numerous curves we found the "Point". The rock formations & the waves crashing on them put on a show that had us burning up the data cards. Digital photography is a wonderful thing with what seems like a limitless amount of picture storage. With spray shooting as much as 20 feet & possibly more in the air we had an amazing & always changing backdrop to our pictures. We drove back through more quaint fishing villages with plenty of photo-ops on our way home. With a quick stop at "Wally World" we finally decided to call it a day & went home to relax the rest of the evening.

Wednesday we woke up to beautiful weather & plans to ride the bikes all day. With 4 more days here we figured that we could take our time to see the rest of the sights on our list. WRONG!! The morning radio report surprised us with the news that we were going to have company. It turns out that the Obama family has decided to join us in Bar Harbor for the weekend. With some of the roads & sections of the park being closed at various times it looked like we were down to 2 days, Thursday & Friday, to see what we wanted to see. Oh well, it's a good thing our plans are written in "jello".

So it was on to Cadillac Mountain. At 1500 feet it isn't the tallest mountain but it is the one place on the east coast that you can see the sun rise before anyone else in the US. That is planned for tomorrow morning. After that we drove the park loop again but without the fog of our first day. Pictures of some of the things we saw before, but this time in the sunshine, & pics of things we couldn't see because of the fog. Check out the pics on Mary's FB but it's not the same as being there. I don't know what it is but we just can't seem to get enough of the water. The power of the waves is mesmerising & the number of pictures is indicative of that.

On the way home we became aware that our breakfast was gone so we go into Bar Harbor before the First Family madness for something to eat. With all the lobster on the menu what does Mary pick? A hamburger!!! Has she finally had enough lobster? Nope, just has a hankering for a big greasy burger & is saving it for the "lobster pound" tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, with plans for sunrise on Cadillac Mt we need to get to bed early. 3:30am rolls around early so I sign off early from our home in Bar Harbor because...

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

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