Day #3.....

Trip Start Jun 12, 2009
Trip End Jun 29, 2009

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Squeak, squeak..Day #3: From the ocean to Jordans Pond, a day in the life of a pair of rubber flip-flops..

The day began slightly later than the last at about 7:30. The girls got ready in a flash while Dad lazed about conquering the world, as usual. The girls headed to what looked like a promising breakfast at the Acadia Café. Our hopes were quickly dashed as our orders arrived…Colette had some oatmeal that looked as though it was cooked in glue, Jayme had a child sized portion of eggs, burnt home fries and toast for the inexpensive price of 10.00$ American!!!! Heidi simply had some pig aka bacon and toast. Dad missed breakfast because he was too busy grooming and primping and trying to squeeze into his shinnies from high school. We decided to grab some sandwiches at Michelle Brown Paper Bag and headed for the hills, literally. We decided to travel through the Acadian National Park. We were thrilled and pleased to find exciting places to stop along the 27 mile loop through the amazing wonders of Maine. The first stop was about 20 minutes into the park. We decided to claim a bench and wolf down our delicious gourmet sandwiches; well we were until we realized Dads sandwich was MIA. Hmmm Colette got the sandwiches and Dads waste one missing, coincidence, well I guess we'll never know. At one point we stopped at a beach with beautiful waves crashing along the sand. We all inwardly laughed at the poor suckers brave enough to wade into the freezing waters, then a short 5 minutes later Jay’s shorts were soaked to the waistline and Heidi was a pair of soaked undies away from her birthday suit. The beach was gorgeous and the water was cold and refreshing. The oldies were to squirmish to go into the water so the girls ran around the waves solo for about 45 minutes. We decided to continue on along the loop and soon came across a pleasant little 2km hike around Jordan’s pond. Well either the person measuring the lake was lazy and just eye balled the measurements or we just walked extremely slowly because that short child friendly hike turned into 3 hour ordeal. We walked across gravel paths, man made stone stairs and boardwalks around the stunning pond. While beautiful, the hike was extremely misleading and left us all wiped out and starving. We hopped back into the party mobile and headed for the Peak of Cadillac Mountain to get our adrenaline pumping one last time before a fresh-fish meal. Let me just tell you, the view was spectacular!!! Colette while putting on a brave face was clearly trebling with fear at being so high over cliffs, clouds and oceans. We snapped some shots and felt grateful as we stood out on the rocks. We left after 20 minutes and made our decent down the winding roads to grab some dinner. We all loved our meals, Heidi had some KD, collete had a scallop Caesar salad, Jay had some fresh fried Maine shrimp and Dad had some good ol’ fish n’ chips! We decided to tour the touristy shops and almost all left with a priceless overpriced made in Maine gem. Colette got a Maine sweater, Jay got a trapped in Maine t-shirt, Heidi got a coloring book and dad got some sideways glances due to his right eye growing a red twin. We all got some delicious ice cream and made our way back to the hotel to hit the pool. The girls same around like dying dolphins and left feeling cold with blood shot eyes due to the chlorine waters. We are now lounging in the motel, Colette is journaling, Heidi is snoring, Dad is researching the CAT and im documenting history….Tomorrows another adventure and I can’t wait!
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