Pat and I just returned from five glorious days in Bar Harbor, Maine. We kicked off the week taking a trip down memory lane and stayed at the hotel where we got married last year. It was pretty neat to be there one year later, and we had fun recapping our memories of the night … I still cannot believe it’s been a year! Who would have thought that one year later we’d be the proud parents of Miss B and the expectant parents of minimarr!
Tuesday morning we trekked up to Maine. The ride was just under 6 hours, but through pouring rain almost the whole time. Not fun. Pat did all the driving (he’s so good) and we were there safe and sound by dark. The inn was perfect so we settled in and then headed to dinner. The package we booked included three dinners at the Bar Harbor Inn which was incredible. Fancier than we anticipated (the book at our hotel said no jeans. Of course, we brought jeans only). We decided that since it was off season we’d risk it, and luckily it wasn’t a problem! Our only other option would have been to buy “dressy” clothes at Walmart. I’m glad it didn’t come to that!
Our main focus of the trip was to visit Acadia National Park. It was pretty amazing. We decided to do a self guided tour, so bought a CD and set out to explore the park. We managed to spend two days there, so I’m glad we didn’t pay for the two-hour tour! One of our favorite spots was called Bubble Rock. It’s basically a huge boulder left by a glacier thousands of years ago that balances on the edge of a mountain.
We decided it was worth hiking up to, and it definitely was! Here’s a picture of Pat pushing it off the mountain. Despite the fact that we were told it’s been there for thousands of years and never budged, I was convinced it would fall when Pat touched it, haha!
Luckily, it didn’t budge! Friday morning was set to be sunny, so we watched the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain. From October 7-March 20, it’s the first place in the United States to see the sunrise! We felt pretty special. It was cold watching it rise, but from the summit of Cadillac Mountain we could see fishing boats in the water, and figured they were way colder than we were!
We capped off our trip with some shopping in downtown Bar Harbor. It’s an adorable little town, with all sorts of boutiques and shops. A lot of places were closed for the season, but there was still a pretty good selection of stores open. Our favorite was Bark Harbor, where we bought some treats for our baby, who no doubt missed us terribly while we were gone 🙂
Saturday morning we headed home, with a stop at my parents to pick up Bailey and have dinner. Binkie came, and Kris was home for the weekend, so we had a great time. Lots of laughs (per usual) and just a nice relaxing family dinner! The poor dogs were tired, but still managed to get some scraps. On Saturday alone, B went to the park with my mom, for a run with my sister, and then to the golf course with my dad, Pat and I. Needless to say, she was exhausted. I have never seen her so tired in my life. It was awesome! Her new bed from LL Bean had come while we were gone (she ate the first one, but you gotta love LL Bean; we sent them the old one, and they shipped out a new one at no extra charge. You can’t beat it!), so we got that all ready for her, and she slept like a baby. It was pretty funny. All in all, it was a great week and we’ll both be sad to return to work on Wednesday!