Where the Mountains Meet the Sea
October 23, 2012
It all started with, "Let’s go have lobster!" From that statement, the plan expanded to include whale watching, lighthouses, blueberry pancakes, and Acadia National Park. Before we knew it, we were booking our tickets to the unbelievably beautiful state of Maine.
It was a trip filled with incredible scenery, lots of hiking, and good food. It was also filled with "firsts." It was my first time seeing a whale, first time having a porcupine cross my path while hiking, and first "popover" (a wonderful tasting type of muffin). We were hoping for the first time seeing a moose, but maybe we will have that experience next time.
We passed through many picturesque seaside villages filled with shops and good places to eat seafood. We had our lobster while sitting at a picnic table looking out over the water. We watched the sunrise over the ocean in Boothbay Harbor and the sunset at the top of Cadillac Mountain. We took many pictures of the light houses that dot the coast. We sat at the top of cliffs and watched waves crash against the rocks below. We hiked tree-covered carriage roads in Acadia National Park.
There are many books available that can help you plan a trip to Maine, or to any other destination you may have in mind. A particularly good one that we took with us about Acadia National Park is Acadia: the Complete Guide by James Kaiser. You can also find information to plan your trip in the library's Research Databases.
Will there be a future trip to Maine? The answer to that is a definite "yes!" There are more trails I still want to walk. I want to sit by the edge of the water again and do nothing but just watch and listen. I want another popover and tea break at Jordan Pond House. I want to rent a bicycle and explore more of Acadia. I definitely want another lobster topped off with blueberry pie for dessert. If you get the opportunity to travel to this part of the United States, pack your hiking boots and head in that direction. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your appetite. That lobster is waiting...
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