Bar Harbor, ME: Lobster Fest

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Bar Harbor Youth Hostel

Flag of United States  , Maine
Thursday, May 27, 2010

I returned from the Great American Weekend Get-Away. I remember reading about the French explorer Samuel Champlain in Mrs. Clark's 5th grade class.  On September 5, 1604 his expedition came upon an island that projects out of the cold water of the Atlantic.  The Captain-Pilot called it L'Isle des Monts-deserts, "Island of Barren Mountains".  Its 26 mountain peaks penetrate some 1,500+ feet into the North American sky -- making its highest summit, Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the eastern seaboard north of Rio de Janeiro.  

On the morning of Friday, May 28, 2010 -- after 12 hours of driving -- I stepped out of the Town-and-Country minivan with my friends and cousin to take my first breath of fresh North Atlantic sea breeze.  I finally made it to Acadia National Park!  Excited like a child in a candy store, I ran to the most scenic spot I could find … reached down into my backpack for the Canon 7D ... composed my shot ... and nothing happened.  In my rush to a lecture at the Robert F. Kennedy Building in Washington D.C., I realized that I had left the camera battery on my desk.  LoL!!  **Unbelievable** 
Fortunately, I had a point-and-shoot spare and my friends have theirs; these photos are from their cameras.  Together we explored the town of Bar Harbor, the quaint cafes, the park's high peaks, and the pounds....the lobster pounds.  At $2.99 to $4.99 a pound depending on the size, I had my fill of the freshest American Lobsters.  We even saw a rare blue & yellow one.  Maine strictly prohibits the sale of lobsters of 5 lbs. or greater, but they somehow mysteriously make it to the market in other states.  Hmmmm...

I hope you'll get to visit this jewel in northern New England.  Safe travel everyone!

"True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd: Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest." -Alexander Pope
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