Friday, May 15, 2009

Acadia National Park

Nate and I just got back from a quick few days at Acadia National Park on the coast of Maine. It is a really beautiful place with lots of hiking, camping, and a couple really nice roads to bike. We decided not to take the midget which was sad to not have her along, but better in the end. She was at camp with her three golden friends.
While we were there it was in the high thirties at night and between 50-70 during the day, depending on if the sun was out.  Brr though at night.  We got to use our new tent which is still pretty economy size, but much bigger than our previous home away from home.
We spent a day driving around and exploring the park, and a day in Bar Harbor.  We Hiked one of the "Bubbles" which gave to a gorgeous view.  Our last day there we set our alarms and dragged ourselves out of the cozy warmth of our sleeping bags, wrapped ourselves in blankets and climbed into the car.  We took the 30 plus minute drive up to the top of Cadillac Mountain.  We parked and walked out and found a spot to cuddle up.  When we were settled the sky was pink and was quickly getting brighter by the minute.  We were of a dozen people on the Mountain that day to be the first in the United States to see the sun rise.  It was a gorgeous end to our trip away.  We took a leizurly drive back to the camp site and curled back up in our sleeping bags for another couple hours...when we got up, we packed up, checked out and drove over to the showers.  We drove into Bar Harbor for a smoothie and hit the road.  Would love to go back when the weather is a little more Ali friendly (at least 50 at night...) :)

We played mini gold after an awesome yoga class and some ice cream.

Just a quick walk from our campsite and where Nate had breakfast most mornings.

The Bubble Rock Trail

Our drive around the park day

The Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain

The sunset on our drive home.  We saw the sunrise and sunset in the same day!