Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

This was the best I could do today...
Just a local yokel
Hope you had a howling good Halloween.

Friday, October 7, 2011

I Miss the Dog!

As much as I sometimes miss our foot loose and fancy free lifestyle...I really miss him when we are away.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Holy Windy Batman

According to the weatherman, today was going to be sunnier (which it was) but not as windy (which it was NOT).  We hiked Cadillac Mtn. North Ridge Trail, which coincidentally, we climbed on this same date in 2004.  How weird is that?  It was a much nicer day in 2004.  According to my notes, it was 50*-55* with a cold wind on the summit.  Today it was maybe 45*-50* and there was a very strong, cold wind blowing the entire time.

We hiked uphill for 1 hr. 50 min., which is only 5 minutes more than it took us SEVEN years ago.  I guess we haven't slowed down too much.
This is where we were...overlooking Bald Porcupine Island

We were going up, over and past this... Looks like a long way
We ate lunch at a picnic table behind the gift shop.  We had on several layers but were still freezing.  The little weather station in the gift shop recorded 41* with wind gusts up to 26 mph making it feel like 31*.  No wonder we were freezing.
Cadillac Mtn Summit, 41* feels like 31*
I can hear you gasp and say "OMG, I didn't know she was THAT fat!".  As you know, the camera adds 10 pounds.  Add that to the 10 pounds of clothes I have on to keep warm and that explains why I look so fat.  That's my explanation and I'm sticking to it ;o)
There is something about stone stairs in the woods that intrigues me.
It was a beautiful day and it wasn't raining!  It took us 1 hr. and 30 min. to hike back down (10 minutes longer than 2004).   I guess our knees aren't what they used to be.  It felt good to get in the car and warm up.

We had the awesome popovers and tea again, which were wonderful as always.  The late afternoon sun on The Bubbles created a picturesque backdrop for our own little photo shoot.
Jordan Pond and The Bubbles

Another great day together doing something we love, hiking in Acadia.  We are heading home tomorrow but looking forward to next year already.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One of my favorite places

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine.  It's absolutely beautiful!  Bill and I come here at least once a year.  We are a little late this year because of Wendy's wedding but just in time for the fall colors.  Well actually, the colors are a little late this year because of the mild temperatures at night.  That's about to come to an end, it will be below freezing tonight!

We got here on Monday, which turned out to be a fairly nice day.  It was warm enough to sit outside during the evening and we enjoyed a nice sunset from Cadillac Mountain.
Fog settling in the low areas
Love a good sunset
Tuesday brought rain!
Rain drops on the screen at Edgewater #6
The day wasn't a total washout, we went to the Jordan Pond House for popovers and tea, YUM!
Popovers, butter, strawberry jam and Earl Grey tea
The view was typical of the day.
Foggy Bubbles
Today was sunnier, much drier and a lot windier.  We discovered the Schooner Head Overlook yesterday and returned today for a walk along Schooner Head Path.  It's a 2.8 mile walk to Compass Harbor (and 2.8 miles BACK).
Schooner Head Path
It was an easy walk with a few uphills and a few downhills, but long!
Stairs to Compass Harbor
Schoodic Peninsula in the distance
We found a nice warm spot along the rocks and out of the wind to sit and enjoy lunch.
The view at lunch
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