Ivy Manor Inn
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... a "why not" attitude, we ended up parked beside his beautiful barn where he sells trees, fresh wreaths and Christmas decor starting next month. A generous, Santa Claus of a man, Jim regaled us with tales of his life, including meeting President Bush twice to present the White House with fresh Christmas trees and being on the Martha Stewart show talking about how to pick a perfect tree. He was full of wonderful colloquial words of wisdom that could be the makings of a great book, ...
Last night Mark and I had an impromptu date night in the Bar Harbor area. It would be nice to take a long(er) car ride together knowing we were in no rush and our final destination was not another hotel. After an abbreviated 3 mile run through the "burbs" of Bangor, we hopped in the car and drove almost an hour to Trenton, Maine to visit the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound (same place my mom and I visited this past weekend). Mark had never been ...
We arrived in Bar Harbor to the coldest weather of the season. Bundled in layers, we headed to the tenders for the transfer to the island. We were surprised to find a quaint town with multicolored buildings, plenty of picture posing places for tourists, and friendly people. Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island and is so named because of the large sandbar in the middle of the harbor. One can walk or drive across the harbor via the sandbar for two hours a ...
... tacky souvenir shops , over priced food etc and about a million people walking the streets who all disappear at about 8 o' clock at night .
We woke to another perfect day.
Avoiding the fruit loops at breakfast , cereals not people , although plenty around as well we were soon up in Arcadia National Park , America' s 9th. most popular with around 2 million visits a year. Deservedly popular it has all ...
... spent the summers there, building huge estates and mansions. That era of extravagance ended with a terrible fire in 1947 that raged for 10 days across the island, destroying many of these magnificent estates. It was thanks to the power, influences and money of these social elite, however, that the preservation of the island has been set in place. Much of the credit goes to the ahead of his time conservationist George Dorr, who in 1901, formed a corporation that ...