Trinity was very excited to add an 8th National Park to her list and I must say, I was excited too. I just did the math and realized she has been adding a national park to her list every year since she was 2. If she keeps this up, she’ll have been to all them by the age of 60! And I’ll beeeeeee. . .well never mind that. Back to Acadia. . .
We had a smashing time hiking, exploring, and eating our way around Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Here are a few of our highlights, (Or not so few…many, here are many of our highlights):
Lilly: We’re mommy’s baby girls.
Trin: Yeah. One day I’m going to have a baby.
Lilly: Me too. But we’ll still be mommy’s baby girls. Even when we’re grandmas. Right, Trin?
Oh those sweet sweet girls!
Unfortunately, I didn’t get any stellar photos of our horse carriage ride around Day Mountain but it was a beautiful ride. We headed into Bar Harbor for dinner and a walk around the shops.
Giant Eagle in downtown Bar Harbor? Need a picture with that:Giant Lobster holding an ice cream cone? Need a picture with that too, thanks:After this, we had to make a rule about how many weird things you can insist upon having your picture taken with in a day. We DID, however, take a picture of us enjoying Ben and Bill’s finest:The girls had so much fun at Cadillac Mountain, they begged us to return. It was even MORE clear the next day:
Then we were off to Sand Beach for the Great Head Hike. Towards the end of that hike we encountered two young(ish) boys who told us about a whale off the trail up ahead. This we needed to investigate:It was incredibly sad, incredibly smelly, and incredibly cool all at the same time. This young humpback got caught in a fishing net. It was rescued by the Coast Guard who hoped it was strong enough to survive but, sadly, it was not and it washed up on shore two days later. 😦 As sad as it was, it was pretty cool to see such an amazing creature up close. I just wish it were not under such tragic circumstances!
On that very sad note, I leave off for now. . .