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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Winding Up the Acadia Experience

On Thursday, we wanted to do one last hoorah. . .

I guess that’s what you could call it. . .

Good Eats in Trenton Maine

which started out with an early, snacky lunch

of fried clams and fried scallops at Lunt’s in Trenton. . .

so great. . .if you haven’t tried fried scallops. . .you gotta!

Maine, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Roosevelt Bridges, Carriage Roads

then on to see two last bridges. . .

it was a pretty intense little walk up the Carriage Road. . .

uphill both ways of course. . .breaks were a necessity!

Maine, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Roosevelt Bridges, Carriage Roads (11)

we didn’t see them all. ..

but I just had to see the Waterfall Bridge before we left. . .

the bridge itself, is, of course beautiful. . .

Waterfall Bridge

but I wanted the postcard shot. . .

now I guess the views on the postcards I saw were taken in the spring,

when the waterfall was at it’s maximum self. . .

Maine, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Roosevelt Bridges, Carriage Roads (15)

unfortunately. . .in August. . .it’s just a trickle!

Waterfall Bridge - Acadia

this is “THE POSTCARD VIEW” I was looking for. . .

just wanted you to see how it could’ve been. . .

too bad we missed it!  boo hoo. . .

Hemlock Bridge - Roosevelt Bridges

the Hemlock Bridge just happened to be on the way to the Waterfall Bridge,

so, of course I need to add a photo of it to my collection. . .

Hemlock Bridge

loved these rounded caps of granite. . .

amazing, considering this bridge was built in the 20’s with no heavy equipment. . .

Bar Harbor - Harbor View

and then. . .one last trip into Bar Harbor. . .one last harbor view. . .

it’s very doubtful we will ever bring the motorhome this far north again. . .

so, if we ever return to this part of the country,

it will most likely be on a Fall Leaf Peeping Cruise. . .

Good Eats in Bar Harbor

and then. . .since our early lunch was just a snack,

we decided to have a late lunch at the West Street Café,

which is highly recommended by the Ollie’s Trolley folk

Good Eats in Bar Harbor

as being the most reasonably priced and delicious place

to have a lobster dinner in Bar Harbor proper. . .

 

We had a bowl of lobster bisque instead and baked halibut, which was fabulous!

 

Acada National Park and Mount Desert Island has been fabulous. . .

we highly recommend a trip here for everyone. . .

 

On Friday, we polished and cleaned the motorhome and jeep

so they would be all purty for our road trip back to Wells Maine . . .

 

Our time here has come to an end. . .we head South (Texas bound) on Sunday. . .

and although it will take us another two months to get there. . .ultimately, that is the destination!

 

‘til then. . .lots more fun stuff to come. . .

Janice and Dave

 

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