Thursday, September 18, 2014

Road trip! Bar Harbor, Maine

My aunt flew out from California for a week long visit.  Earlier this week she and I had a chance to take a road trip.  We drove up to Bar Harbor, Maine.

{Bar Harbor, Maine.  That's the schooner, Margaret Todd, in the background.}

We got there in the afternoon and had a chance to walk around town after checking in to our B&B.

The B&B is a three story Victorian Mansion built in 1887.  It was beautiful inside and out.  Thanks to my aunt's friend for finding it!

I wish I'd been able to get a better shot of Main St.  There were so many cute shops and restaurants.

{Hats have been added to protect the innocent and unaware.}

We met up with my aunt's friends on the porch of the B&B for coffee and cookies, then headed out in search of dinner.  We had great seafood and blueberry cobbler at a restaurant around the corner, then walked down the street for a little more exploring before heading back to our rooms and then bed.

{Outside Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium.  We walked in THREE times during our trip before finally deciding to buy something.  It ALL looked so good!}

We had a wonderful breakfast in the Inn's dining room the next morning before heading out to Acadia National Forest.    

We rode L.L. Bean's Island Explorer buses through the forest.  There were some sprinkles, but we were able to get out and enjoy the beach before our walk to our next bus stop.

{Sand Beach, Acadia National Forest}

Our walk was beautiful, even in the rain.

Can you see that beach off in the distance?  (in the photo below)  That's where we started our walk!  My oldest daughter would be so proud!  (Also a bit jealous!)

We rode the bus to a place called Jordan Pond and explored there a bit before heading back to town.

It was a long drive up to Bar Harbor and back, but we had such a great time.  I'm so glad we went!!

Linking up to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.


  1. Thank you for the nice tour, Monica. We too have stayed at Bar Harbor, it is a lovely place. Our 'motel' looked down over that long lawn out into the Harbor. My great grandfather and great grandmother lived just on the other side of the highway and so we also went over there. Did find a nest of relatives that didn't move to Nebraska (Fletcher's and Cram's).

    We were there and closed up a lobster house/restaurant further north on Columbus Day. We were told that was the last day of the tourist season. They closed that night and were the next to last customer out on their back porch eating from the picnic table.

  2. I have been to Bar Harbor many times, though not in recent years. Your photos bring back great memories.

  3. Thanks for the tour, looks lika a really nice place! You have captured it well in lots of great photos!

  4. You've gotta admit... a lobster eating a triple-decker ice cream cone is a rare sighting.... ha!
    Wonderful photos -- it looks like such a lovely place to visit :)