Where We Be
Acadia National Park, Maine
Posing near "The Bubbles" after some of the best popovers in the world at Jordan Pond House
We got a kick out of the Chinese man behind us who exclaimed, “My leg is soft!” meaning his legs were wobbly just watching Robin near the cliff's edge
We and our two friends took full advantage of
an unexpectedly sunny day and went exploring
in Acadia National Park. First we visited a few
sights on the "Quiet Side" of the island -- Bass
Harbor Lighthouse, Seawall, and the village of
Manset. Then it was off to Jordan Pond House
for some of the best popovers with butter and
jam this side of anywhere. We walked down to
the edge of Jordan Pond and saw the two
distinctive hills called The Bubbles. Then we
drove the famous Park Loop Road, seeing
Cadillac Mountain, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole,
and Otter Cliffs. From Cadillac Mountain we
could see a cruise ship pulled into Bar Harbor.
At Otter Cliffs we took turns peering over the
sheer drop-off on all fours (a Chinese man
behind us said, “My leg is soft!” meaning his
legs were wobbly just watching us). We
returned home along Sargents Drive, following
the same route as the marathon the day before.
Alan peers over the sheer dropoff on all fours at Otter Cliffs
Lovely view from Otter Cliffs
Robin's ancestor was a lighthouse-keeper here!
Famous Bass Harbor Lighthouse -- ten minutes from the family home
Sometimes it takes friends coming into town to revisit gorgeous landmarks like this one at Otter Cliffs
Our friend Robert stands on Sand Beach -- the surf here was bigger than I remembered
Thunder Hole is one of the most famous sights along Park Loop Road -- it was quiet today but can really thunder and explode with water during a storm
Popovers with jam at Jordan Pond House -- delicious! [not my photo]
The famous ragged cliffs and headlands of Acadia National Park
Robert & Alan enjoying a fun day in Maine
Back at the house in Maine -- which I sometimes think is just as pretty as Acadia National Park itself