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Monday, August 5, 2013

Acadia National Park–Jordan Pond–The Bubbles and Bubble Rock

What a wonderful, fabulous day we had having lunch at Jordan Pond House. . .

here’s how ya do it. . .as our next door neighbor explained it to us. . .

Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond and The Bubbles (1)

first off, you arrive early. . .by at least 10:30

so you can park in the front parking lot. . .

you will need to be in line to be seated by 11:15

so you will have a few minutes to check out

Jordan Pond (looks more like a lake) and the

North and South Bubbles in the background. . .

Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond Restaurant, Popovers

this is how the line looks by the time seating starts. . .

but don’t worry. . .they have plenty of space for eating. . .

Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond, Parking

it’s the parking you gotta worry about. . .by arriving at 10:30 we parked in the front parking lot. . .

this is how the parking looked by the time we finished lunch. . .

down the side of the road all the way to the turn off. . .

Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond Restaurant, Popovers (1)

you can choose inside, porch, or outside dining. . .

since it was breezy and cool, we chose the porch. . .

still a great view, but protected from the wind. . .

Jordan Pond House Popovers

the thing Jordan Pond House is famous for of course. . .popovers

but we also had Lobster Stew. . . (almost a chow da. . .but no potatoes)

a bowl doesn’t sound like much, does it?

it was a lot. . .I didn’t think I was going to finish a bowl of stew and two popovers. . .

I was ready to POP for sure. . .

Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond and The Bubbles (3)

having seen “The Bubbles” I needed to see “Bubble Rock”. . .

a rock that seems to be balanced precariously on South Bubble. . .

I had read that it could be viewed from The Bubbles Parking Lot,

so after lunch, we turned left, and headed that direction. . .

Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond, Bubble Rock (1)

Bubble Rock was very visible from the road. . .so we parked the Jeep,

and walked back down the side of the road to a suitable viewing spot. . .

Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond, Bubble Rock (3)

I feel absolutely no need to hike up there and touch it. . .

but I surely do appreciate these folks for doing so. . .

makes a great pic. . .don’t’cha think?

 

If you are visiting Acadia. . .we certainly hope you’ll enjoy lunch at Jordan Pond House.

a little pricey. . .but a great experience. . .

 

‘til next time,

Janice and Dave

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