Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Now let me explain the Christmas lights..... Saturday Dad had to work so we got a late start to the weekend. Late afternoon we headed up the coast, WAY up. All the way to Acadia National park. On the way up we stopped into LLBeans in Freeport for a quick map of the park. Well, Beans has jumped the gun on the holidays. While our Thanksgiving turkey is still thawing at home, they are fully dressed for Christmas. Oh well still pretty.
We stayed outside the park in the van, and continued up the coast in the morning. We crossed the new bridge over the Pennobscott river, Really cool bridge but looks so out of place that far north.
Time being short, we drove up Cadillac mountain instead of hiking it. Ended up being a good decision. Not a soul anywhere...no traffic like summer. And it was frigid on top. Bone chilling and whipping wind. No wonder all the "sane" people are gone.
The view on top, down on Frenchman's bay was spectacular. We did the stone summit walk. And a BRISK walk it was, burrrrr. I had to make myself weigh 5 pounds just so I wouldn't blow away, ha! ha! I watched out the van window as we made our decent off the mountain. Views down on Jordon pond and other areas in the park were stunning.
We had a slow drive home, back over the bridge and meandered south, through a lot of the coastal towns. We stopped in Camden and saw the village ducks in the harbor, and Mom zoomed in and got a cool picture of the tower on Mt. Battie.
Happy Thanksgiving all. I'm so thankful to wake up every day MOXIE and have opportunity for so much adventure in my life!