Thursday, August 11, 2011

Acadia Part 1: Onward and Upward

After spending an enchanting night at the Admiral Ocean Inn, we arrived at our Maine destination: Acadia National Park.
Covering most of Mt. Desert Island, Acadia is easily one of the most beautiful spots on the East Coast. It has mountains, forests, an ocean shoreline, and some truly wild hiking trails. We had gotten a good recommendation from our friend T.L. to check out the Beehive, a 520-foot peak overlooking the Atlantic shoreline. It's an intense hike with a good deal of vertical climbing, but the ocean view was well worth the effort.
It took a lot of balance and concentration...

They put iron rungs directly into the rock that you climb like a ladder...

...a twisted, crazy, 500-foot high ladder.

Adam Soffrin: Semi-Professional Adventurer

See what we were saying about that view?

We made our way down the mountain and headed back to our campsite. We could have gone and picked up something to cook over the fire, but we're on vacation here! We hopped in the car and headed straight for Bar Harbor, an old fishing village right by Acadia that has become a quaint tourist destination.
This was Adam's view from our dinner table.

Bar Harbor is filled with fun and funky stores (including not one, not two, but THREE separate year-round Christmas shoppes!) If you can put a picture of a lobster on something, you can buy it in Maine. We had a sunset dinner at the Bar Harbor Inn - we sat on the terrace and had a great view of the water.
This was Emily's view from our dinner table

Have you ever seen such a well-garnished Bloody Mary?

One "Lobster Bake Special," please!

After that fantastic dinner, we retired to our tent for some well-earned rest! More Acadia to come tomorrow!
Livin' the high life!


  1. Hey Emily! I haven't talked to you in a while, but just want to let you know your blog is awesome! The photos are amazing. I've traveled to some of these places and am re-living through you. Enjoy the good life! :) --- From, you old OT pal- Nicole Norkin

  2. LOVE IT!! You guys look like you're having a blast. Great pics. Love you!

    --Sis and sis-in-law.