Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Third Leg of Our Northeast Trip!
"There's no place like home!" Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz
Belted Galloway cows at Camden Maine
After getting our room at Camden, we drove around to see what we could see. We came upon these cows, marked like nothing we had seen before so we had to check them out!
Penobscot Bay...Camden, Maine
We really enjoyed Camden...it is not far from Acadia National Park nor Bar Harbor; although it is not as well known as BH, we enjoyed it more because it seemed less "touristy" to us...a beautiful harbor, many cute shops and places to eat. As we were driving North into Maine, the traffic heading South towards Boston and New York was backed up, three lanes deep and at least 10 miles long! Then we realized it was Labor Day and everyone was heading back home...we felt real lucky we were going in the opposite direction!
Acadia National Park Shoreline
Beautiful park..we left Camden and came straight here..we spent most of the day here before getting our lodgings for the night.
Lunch at Jordan Pond
This was a neat spot about half way around the park that is traditional for lunches. Around the turn of the last century, this is where the elite of the east coast would dine on the lawn when visiting Acadia and have popovers with ice cream so we did, too. There is a large restaurant with many verandas there also, but eating overlooking the water was the fun part!
View from Cadillac Mountain
Cadillac Mountain has the fame of being the tallest point from the top of the east coast all the way down to Brazil.....compared to the Rockies, it isn't that tall, but for the east, it is a mountain! Very pretty...a drive all the way to the top but many hikers and bikers were making the summit.
Bar Harbor Marina
We went to our lodgings then walked around Bar Harbor...still liked Camden better!
Next stop....New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy...home of the highest tides in the world!