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September 22nd 2010
Published: September 23rd 2010
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Hello Acadia National Park!
We made it! Finally we are here and we couldn't be happier. It is weird to be all the way across the US again only this time we are at the top instead of the bottom of the U.S. We arrived here on Monday after traveling from New Hampshire. The roads here are mostly two lane country type roads and not interstates or highways. That said, the going is very slow. The good side to this however is that you see a lot of beautiful country you just have to not be in a hurry which we are not. We are staying in a very nice RV park and it is very quiet and virtually empty which is wonderful. It closes down for the season on October 24th so most people have already been here I guess. The entrance to Acadia National Park is just up the road about 5 miles and so we went there yesterday. It was a beautiful drive and I got lots of wonderful pictures to share. The Park is a 27 mile loop with many lookout points and vistas. After we finished our drive we went to the town of Bar Harbor which is your typical
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The leaves are just starting to change.
small coastal town with many shops and restaurants. Cruise ships dock there too so when they are in town I guess it is a real zoo. Thankfully we were there on a day when they weren't there.

Today we went to Schoodic Point which is on the other side of the Island but still part of Acadia National Park. We saw another lighthouse and some lobster fishermen. The area is just so cool because we are seeing things that are so different from what we are used to seeing at home. Some areas of the Atlantic are so calm that you think it is a lake instead of an ocean. Nothing like the roaring Pacific at home.

Don has had two lobster tails and a seafood platter since we have been here. I am not a real big seafood person so I have just had some shrimp but they were some of the best shrimp I have ever had. So fresh and sweet. Nothing like the ones we get at home. No clam chowder yet but soon. We have reservations here until Tuesday but not sure if we are going to stay until then or not. We have
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Here is one of the many views from a cliff in Acadia.
so much left to see ahead of us and don't want to run out of time. Can you believe that we will be home in about a month????? 😊K

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Acadia ocean view

Looking out over the Atlantic in Acadia National Park.
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Don & Karlie @ Thunder Hole

This is called Thunder Hole and when it is high tide the water comes in this crevice and it makes a thundering sound hench the name.
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Nice Thunderhole View

A view from the top of Thunder Hole.
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View from Acadia

Another scenic view from Acadia National Park.
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Don & Karlie @ Schoodic Point, ME

We let Karlie swim in the Atlantic ocean. She loved it!
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Schoodic Point, ME

Pretty as a picture huh? Oh wait, it is a picture. What a great photographer I am getting to be.....
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Schoodic Pt Lighthouse

This was a lighthouse we saw on the drive through Schoodic Point.
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House on Schoodic Pt

We saw this house that was on it's own island and just had to take a picture of it. How cool would that be?
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Lobster Fishermen Schoodic Point, ME

Here is a lobster fisherman getiing his "loot" for the day. It was neat to watch them pull their cages up from the sea. There were 2 boats out at this time but there were many cages in the water as you could see all the buoy's all around.

7th October 2010

Ii hope you had some ME. lobster. Lou

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