We had a long day of driving across most of New Hampshire and Maine, before reaching Acadia National Park!
We thought by taking our trip in October, we would be missing the rush of Summer vactioners…however, we forgot about the crazy Fall color chasers! Everyone comes up to New England for the beautiful Fall colors…and I can’t say I blame them!! Unfortunately the colors were just starting to change, so we didn’t get to see them in all their glory…but it did result in us only being able to get a campsite for two nights, since Friday and Saturday were already all booked up.
Our time here was awesome though.
Donnie bought 5 big soft shell lobsters for $30!! Ridiculous!! He boiled them, then cooked them over the campfire in some butter and enjoyed every last bite. Dana only got one little nibble…but that was mainly by choice!
The next day, we went for a nice long walk along the Park Loop Road – including climbing out on the rocks at multiple spots to check out the gorgeous views. Despite there being rain in the forecast, we saw no sign of it!
After our walk, we went for a drive to get some groceries…but we didn’t find a grocery store…instead we found a winery/cafe! We were super hungry…so we couldn’t pass it up! And we were soooo glad we didn’t!
If you ever go to Maine – go to Sweet Pea Cafe at Bar Harbor Cellars….for real!!
They had the most beautiful patio that we were allowed to sit on with Solomon, that over looked a field, pond, and their little vineyard. Plus wine made right there. Plus an awesomely unique menu compiled mostly of fresh products from right there. Fresh produce they or their neighbors grew. Eggs and chicken fresh from the chicken coop out back…it was really cool. And delicious. And service was great. Ohhh and, there was a coffee roaster in the building next door, so we topped off our almost 3 hour meal, with fresh amazing coffee. We were in Heaven.
When we got back to our campsite, we had new neighbors…The Dibble’s that we had met at our campground in New Hampshire were in the campsite right next to us!! How ironic…small world!!
We walked back to the coast for the sunset, though it was mostly blocked from our angle, so we went back and had a little campfire and just hung out and relaxed.
The next morning, we packed up and hit the road. It was a slow going day, with lots of rain, so we only made it as far as Saco, Maine where we stayed at the KOA. But not before making a nice stop at the L.L.Bean Flagship store in Freeport.
It was worth the stop, but we almost didn’t make it, since our GPS attempted to take us on a Ferry! Eeeek! We ended up needing to reverse down a small rural street, after reaching a dead end at a small ferry port – with no warning signs before getting there. That was our truck’s navigation systems first strike!
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