Month: September 2013

A Carriage Ride in Acadia – Part 1

On Saturday afternoon, we took a Carriage Ride through Acadia National Park.  The Rockefeller Family built 57 miles of Carriage Roads through the Park in the early 1900s.  It took 27 years, and employed a couple hundred men.  Today, some of the roads have been paved for the main access through the park, while there are still lots available for carriages, horseback riding, bicycling and hiking.

Driving into the Park

Driving into the Park

 

We stopped at Otter Point to check out the views

We stopped at Otter Point to check out the views

 

An enthusiastic family wave

An enthusiastic family wave

 

Two Cute Girls

Two Cute Girls

 

Two cute parents

Two cute parents

 

One of the bridges on the Carriage Road network

One of the bridges on the Carriage Road network

 

We arrived at the Stables early, but that gave the girls time to check out some horses

We arrived at the Stables early, but that gave the girls time to check out some horses

 

Catherine wistfully remembering her cowgirl days

Catherine wistfully remembering her cowgirl days

 

The girls petting the friendly horsey

The girls petting the friendly horsey

 

Chilling while we wait for our ride

Chilling while we wait for our ride

 

The first carriage comes out - there were two going out on our afternoon ride

The first carriage comes out – there were two going out on our afternoon ride

 

Here comes our Carriage - led by Betty & Reba, driven by Morgan

Here comes our Carriage – led by Betty & Reba, driven by Morgan

 

The next post will take us along on our 2 hour Carriage Ride.

 

 

Scenic Shots – Bar Harbor Inn

I’ll have some photos up tomorrow from our Carriage Ride in Acadia.  We all made it safely back to the house today, and are relaxing for the afternoon.

To answer Beth’s question about Cruise Ships – Yes, there are usually 2 or 3 large cruise ships in port at Bar Harbor during the season.  People get off, go shopping, and to Acadia National Park.  It makes it crazy in town.

Tomorrow, we have a visit planned to see some Elephants!

Here are some scenic shots taken at or near the Bar Harbor Inn:

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More from Bar Harbor

We enjoyed a nice breakfast, then set off for free time this morning. We plan to go to Acadia this afternoon. Once again, the weather is beautiful.

Here are some more photos from last night and this morning.

View from our room

Aaack... Spied on from above

Lou's favorite blueberry martini

 

Made it to Acadia

We set off at 10am for the drive Bar Harbor. Stopped for lunch at the Chart Room outside of Bar Harbor, then did a brief stop at the Visitor's Center for Acadia NP, then drove up to Cadillac Mountain. The sun was bright, which is why we have some squinty photos.

We are now checked into the Bar Harbor Inn. After some shopping, we'll have dinner. The weather is perfect today.

 

Project Update

We are off to Acadia National Park today, but here is a brief update on the landscaping progress. They were relatively quiet the last two days, which was a good thing. They brought a bunch of trees, shrubs and dirt in.

This used to be grass, and a much steeper slope

A bunch of dirt - the rocks opposite the house

More trees and shrubs

 

Pirates on Penobscot Bay

Today we went on a cruise.  We started out in Camden Harbor, and cruised by the house in Northport.  It was cold and a little windy when we started, but turned into a nice day.  After lunch, the kids walked around Camden and had lunch, and Lou and I took the dogs back to the house.  Emily was kind enough to go out with us, and it was good to see her.

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