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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

A Mountain? What Mountain?

The new header photo taken atop Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor, was the only thing we could see.  The fog was so thick I wound up buying postcards of Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain as we could barely see our bus to reboard.  Truthfully, we could barely see the hands in front of our faces!   However, back in Bar Harbor, we were able to enjoy the beautiful town center.


Below is the Margaret Todd, a schooner we had booked to view lighthouses, but the weather was cold and rainy, so we bagged it and enjoyed walking through the quaint town, and sitting down to a lobster roll lunch on the wharf.  The rock 'bar' behind the schooner is how this port got its name.  It is only fully visible during low tide.



Next, we head to St. John, New Brunswick and a whale of a good time.

11 comments:

Janette said...

I'm not going to show your blog to my husband. He wants us to move to Bar Harbor. No why! I am an Arizona girl living in Kansas. We get plenty of snow here- thank you very much!

Great pictures. I am enjoying your trip. We took the same a year and a half ago!

George said...

Thanks for the pictures and the memories. I was in Bar Harbor more than 40 years ago. We also went to Mount Cadillac and couldn't see a thing because of the fog!! It's nice to know some things never change!
I'd sure like to take a cruise on that schooner.

Jay said...

That is one quaint looking town right there!

Happyone :-) said...

We spent some time there last year in July and had a great time. Too bad your weather wasn't so great.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Heart.... I'd love to ride on that schooner and view the lighthouses.... Too bad the weather was so bad and you couldn't go.... You'll just have to go back there again sometime.

Hugs,
Betsy

Gilly said...

Oh yes, I remember occasions when mountains totally disappeared in the fog!! But your photos are lovely, (except the second, which didn't appear!). I'd so love to see that part of N. America

Purple Flowers said...

Years ago I camped in Acadia National Park; it was beautiful. Sometimes due to weather conditions, postcards have to fill in, and that's okay too.

Maggie said...

Wonderful stuff. Every day you gift us with a new view of life. I thank you so much from the bugs and snakes to the lighthouses. :)

Lena said...

I went to Bar Harbor years ago. We need to visit there again, soon. Too bad about the fog!

vanillabeanbaker said...

Last time I visited your blog was in May! My loss, I missed so much and am trying to catch up. You have had an extremely busy 4 1/2 months. When do you find the time to grow such beautiful summer gardens with all your travel, writing, submissions to publishers and family visits etc., thrown in the mix. Your photographs on this post and others are wonderful. Hope you enjoy your visit to New Brunswick. I promise not to stay away from here so long again.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Bar Harbor looks like a wonderful place to take a casual stroll and find something delicious to eat. Maybe one day I can visit.