Wow I’m super behind on this blogging thing… between spending the weekend making Halloween costumes for Matt and Andy (they were super labor-intensive. I even had to dust off my sewing machine) and the cold I got from my mom (thanks, mom) all of a sudden it’s a week later. Oh well… the pictures are still pretty even if it took me awhile to post them!
So Day 2 was the day that we drove around the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park. The 27-mile loop road is the basic tourist path. It was created by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. as an easy way to allow people access to the park’s best attractions and views.
Unfortunately the weather was kindof crappy for us that day. Although the silver lining was that we basically had the park to ourselves. Some of the highlights...
Trail to the Precipice:
Ok so this is THE trail for Acadia National Park. And when I was reading the guidebooks it was describing how difficult the trial was… and I thought to myself “Bah. Compared to the Inca Trail that’s nothing. We can totally do this... Wait.” Because then I remembered that I can’t even walk up my stairs without gagging and that perhaps going up a treacherous path with giant drops off of cliffs on either side would not be the best of plans for a pregnant lady. So that’s all of the trail we got to see. This time.
Apparently even in the summer the water here never gets above around 55-60 degrees. Crazy! Matt had fun playing in the waves, though:
This attraction sounds really cool… but it’s kindof… not. Basically an underwater cave creates a big boom when waves crash into it during a storm. It was not storming so the sound was just a lame little gurgle. The area around it was pretty beautiful, though:
Little Hunter’s Beach:
Ok this place was really, really cool. All of these different colors and types of rocks washed up… it was pretty amazing. We spent a good deal of time here just treasure hunting:
Don’t worry – we didn’t actually take any of them home with us. That’s not allowed at national parks.
We stopped at the Jordan Pond House for some tea and popovers to warm us up because by now we were freezing. Popovers with jam are quite tasty. Sadly the view of the hills (named the bubbles) beyond was obscured by the fog:
When John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was getting this park going another one of his grand schemes was a series of carriage roads to allow visitors to see the interior of the park. This system of roads includes quite a few of these hand crafted stone bridges. So pretty!
I think that’s about it for day 2!