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Drove 221 miles in 5 hours.
Drove mostly on small country roads for the first half of the drive and then blessedly hit the interstate for the second half. We rolled in around tusk for our two day stay here in Bar Harbor.
In addition to the Acadia National Park this stop is going to be all about the lobster. You can't drive 100 feet without passing a lobster restaurant or "pound" as they call them here. So ...
... size, it was a beautiful sight to see. Now it was back on the road for a few hours with Bar Harbor as our destination. The one hundred miles took almost three hours due to the slow pace of Route 1 along the coast. With one last food stop, we made it to the campground around 5:45. Tommy's buddies on the forum suggested the Bar Harbor campground as the place to stay. We were glad to get a site with full hook-ups, but we were disappointed not ...
... It was great to just sit down on the rocks and take in the awesomeness of the place.
As you drive along the Park Loop Road, you will come to Thunder Hole. If the tide is coming in, this can be amazing. People who have visited describe thunder hole to be an amazing place. I truly found it to be so surreal and amazing that water can be so ferocious and loud. "Thunder Hole is the place in Acadia National Park to experience ...
... stopping halfway at Cadillac mountain to watch the actual sunrise. A quick half mile hike around the summit followed. A little tired and a little cold, we went into the town of Bar Harbor for breakfast. When in Rome has been our mantra for food during the trip. "When in Rome" in Bar Harbor means lobster eggs benedict and wild blueberry pancakes. And a cappuccino. I know, cappuccinos aren't native to maine, but I'm running on four hours of sleep here! And it was tasty. So lay ...
... outside, at least until the weather clears and there is better reception. I am going to try and load pictures but I am not sure if it will work.
But for tonight, my belly is full, I am warm and comfortable and dry, I have been able to do my nightly blogging, and I have new adventures awaiting me tomorrow. So while I'd love for the rain to stop, I hope it rains itself out so that the next several days will be bright and sunny for me.