Saturday, September 19, 2015

Edgewater No. 6

Monday, Sept. 19, 2015
Time for our annual Bar Harbor trip, woohoo!  It always feels like our home away from home.  We have stayed at The Edgewater Motel and Cottages for the past several years and we are so glad we found it.  It's the perfect place for us...quiet, on the water, no kids.
We arrived earlier than usual this year because we didn't stop at L.L. Beans since they haven't had anything interesting for the past few years.  It was 54* when we arrived last year...76* this year, way better!

We unloaded our bikes and suitcases, then headed to the Visitor's Center to get our park pass, then into town for lunch.  We stopped at a new place, Choco-latte, where Bill ordered a coffee and a bagel and I enjoyed an iced chai tea and a scone.
We were gong to sit outside until it started sprinkling, so we sat inside and the rain promptly stopped.

We walked to the Village Green to check out the art show and found Wendy and Dan having lunch at the Blaze, their favorite Bar Harbor eatery.  Said "hi" and proceeded on our way.  Nothing much for us at the art show but fun to look.
Actually, I think we enjoyed the gardens more than the art.
Village Green garden
We wandered down the hill to the harbor and decided to return to our car along the Shore Path.  It's a nice, flat walk, about a mile in length, along the shore that parallels the main street and would bring us out fairly close to the car.
I had no idea this path was so old until I looked at the picture. 
Flowers gone to see...thistle, maybe?
pano picture
Such a beautiful day!
I love the way this island is being swallowed by the fog.
It was late afternoon by the time we got back to the car but we decided to drive the Loop Road until we found a sunny spot to sit and read.  We stopped near the Fabbri picnic area and Ottor Cliffs, dragged our chairs across the road and onto a fairly flat, rocky area and read till the sun dropped behind the mountains.

It was nearly 6:00 when we packed our chairs into the car and headed back to the cottage.  We were gone so long Wendy actually texted to check on us.  

We grilled some Trader Joe's chicken that Greg had recommended (which we really liked), added some of Kim's Kitchen quinoa salad and enjoyed dinner with Wendy and Dan.

Thanks for stopping by...

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