The drive from Boston to Bar Harbor, Maine was very easy. Took us a little more than 4 hours and most was a lot less traffic than we had from NC all the way up the coast thru the big city areas of DC, NYC and Boston....we enjoyed our drive and the weather was wonderful! We stayed at Hadley's Point Campground.
Our camp site was out in the middle of a field with absolutely no shade, ever. We were surrounded by large rvs...not the best campsite, but the campground was clean and friendly and in a good location, so we were ok with the sun...in fact, most of the time it was very pleasant! Shuttle busses run all over the area and you can get just about anywhere you want to go on them and they are free! Our first day was spent visiting the Acadia visitor's center and taking the Loop bus all the way around the park!
We took the bus into Bar Harbor, here is a shot of Paul on the street by the town square. Bar Harbor is a perfectly lovely coastal town full of touristy shops and eateries.
I found the Bar Harbor Tea company! Can you believe I bought some tea?
I also found this amazing place for our lunch! Paul said, "This place looks like Murder She Wrote" and it does. We couldn't have asked for better weather and oh my, the food was excellent.
Ships in the harbor and cute little tug boat. There was also a huge cruise ship docked.
Paul ordered shrimp cocktail and crab roll
I ordered the lobster bisque and the "taste of New England"
I loved the packaging at the Bar Harbor Tea Company. I bought the Down East Breakfast Blend and the Golden Yunan. Have already had the Yunan and it was excellent. I look forward to tasting the Down East!
The next day we took the bus again and went to Jordan Pond House for lunch. We sat outside on the tea lawn (below)
It was a very sunny day but cool in the shade. We sat at a table like those below.
We had warm popovers with fresh butter and strawberry jam.
I had a cup of lobster stew which was beyond delish...Paul had seafood chowder and we had blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream for desert.
Then we tried to walk it all off around the pond!
What a beautiful place.
We did not get to see Woody, it was just too far, but, our stay in Maine was perfect. We want to come back for sure. I have more to post, but we are leaving tomorrow for two weeks in Canada and I have been told that internet is very expensive and so....might not be hearing from us for a little while. Not to worry, we will be off exploring the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia's Cape New Bretton, and Prince Edward Island....then we will head back to the USA.