Sunday, November 3, 2013

Another Day in my Favorite State

Maine AGAIN!

We decided to take another journey to my family’s favorite state of Maine for the summer. On our way up we stayed at a Wal-Mart parking lot in New York. The next morning we made our trek all the way to Freeport, Maine. We got a spot at a nice campground and went into the city for my birthday dinner at an oven baked pizza parlor. Mom and dad surprised me with hostess cupcakes and presents well hidden in the camper. Most of the next day was spend in Freeport at the stores, L.L. Bean and Northface, snagging some deals. We went on to Bath, Maine the next day and went to the Maine Maritime Museum and saw how ships were once built. We stayed at a few campgrounds on the way up and visited many lighthouses along the way. We stopped at a Fort Knox that was a civil war fort on our way up to Acadia. It was neat exploring the underground tunnels.
One of the lakes we kayaked on
Arriving again at the most beautiful National Park in the country, we camped at the Seawall campground again. Mom and I first set out exploring the rocks at the entrance of the campground. We did our own little version of tide-pooling while dad napped. Later on we ended up going to a nearby lake to kayak and fish. In the evening after we showered of we took a ride in to Bar Harbor. We went around to some of the little shops to explore. The next morning we drove up Cadillac Mountain to have a picnic lunch and walked around in the visitor’s center. After that we drove in to Bar Harbor again to get ice cream. That evening we enjoyed a campfire and had dinner. When it got dark we drove to Sand Beach for a Ranger led Star talk. We enjoyed our time relaxing like the locals in and around Acadia. We took many trips in to the town of Southwest Harbor for all their summer festivals. We even got to be spectators in their pink flamingo parade. The man who invented the Pink flamingo summers in Southwest Harbor every year and even graced the parade with his presence. On our way back to Ohio we made a side trip to Gettysburg to see the newly renovated Cyclorama and listen to a ranger led talk about Civil War medicine. The trip was very relaxing and enjoyable.
Inventor of the Pink flamingo

"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."       -Seneca

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