Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our East Coast Adventure Part 1

About a month ago I went on a trip to Maine with my boyfriend and his dad. It was the first time I've ever been to the East Coast so I was very excited.  It is a place that I've always wanted to explore. We spent a week in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island hiking, eating lobster, watching the waves
roll in, and taking in the sheer beauty of it all.  It was the first time I've been on a plane in over 10 years and when we walked up and I realized it was such a small plane I was extremely surprised!

The first full day we were there we went on a foodie tour in the morning and we got to experience a lot of the local cuisine on the island; it was a wonderful little snapshot of all the best places to go.  If you're ever traveling someplace you haven't been to, and there is a foodie tour, I'd recommend going on it the first day.  It gave us some great insight as to which restaurants to go to for the rest of the week.  It was very laid back and was basically a walking tour with a guy with culinary experience giving us his honest opinion of his favorite things in Bar Harbor.

After the tour we headed to Acadia National Park where we climbed a mountain!  Alright, so the mountain was only 145 feet in elevation, but it was a mountain nonetheless. We were all continually in awe of the beautiful rock formations and the endless ocean stretching out in front of us. The photographs don't do it justice. There's something extremely satisfying about climbing up a mountain and getting to the top and looking out at everything you've already traversed, seeing the world from a new perspective, and embracing the beauty of all of it. 

Panoramic view of the ocean, Sand Beach, and the Lagoon

One of many lobster rolls

The next day we hit more paths and we drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain — the highest mountain on the island.  The five islands you see in the distance in the water are directly off of the main town of Bar Harbor.  In the center there you can see a large cruise ship that came to dock for the day.  It is almost the size of one of those islands,  and this photograph was taken from very far away and very high up!

After our morning hike, we climbed aboard the Lulu Lobster boat, and set off to learn about lobsters.  I now know more about lobsters than I could ever imagine I would know.  During our boat tour we got to see a bunch of seals hanging out on the beach.  They were so lazy and adorable!!!

Stay tuned for what happened on the other days of our trip!

- The Lovely Red Fox

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