Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dreaming of Acadia

It’s well after 9 PM as I write this and Lost is on and I don’t know if you know this, but I am such a Lost dork. I had some work to do on some photos for school tonight and am only now getting to my post. I’ve decided to use some old stock photos from the summer of 2007 when my husband and I took a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. We’ve been toying with the idea of heading back up there this summer, so I’ve been looking at pictures.

This is the view from the top of Cadillac Mountain. Bar Harbor is below and the Porcupine Islands are straight ahead. You can drive up to Cadillac Mountain, which is what we did this fine morning. And then we began our hike at the top.

Oh, look! It’s another photo of My Husband’s Back. I’ll have to put this in my imaginary album that’s full of photos of him walking ahead of me.

I loved the week we spent here. Every morning, we’d wake, have a quick breakfast, pack our backpacks and then take the car for the half hour drive to the park. And every day, we’d take a killer hike. I remember crying once, to myself, of course. Some of the trails are so difficult. And my knee was hurting. The trails take you up masses of rock, following cairns that led the way. Handrails made of iron were driven into boulders to aid in climbing them.

But I did it. And the views were spectacular. This was taken along the Ocean Path looking down onto Sand Beach.

I took all these photos with the only digital camera I had at the time: my old reliable Sony Cybershot. I needed something I could slip in a pocket and it was perfect for the job.

Another view from the Ocean Path. If you ever find yourself in Maine, a visit to Acadia is a must. And now I must get back to Lost. Daniel Farraday is back and all hell is breaking loose.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

32 comments:

Megs said...

Ha ha ha! I had to wait for LOST to be over before I checked in on my favorite blogs! It's getting SO GOOD! :)
And those pics are GORGEOUS - my hubby and I like to do those kinds of trips too! (And yes, I sometimes cry to myself as well...)
Have a great rest of your night!

Ellen said...

Beautiful pictures. I've never been there, but would love to go.

How about a mosaic of your husband's back? Now that could be fun.

Leenie said...

Great photos of a beautiful place. Maine is about the only state on the east coast that I have visited. I spent my time on the water and saw a lot of Acadia from that angle. Fresh lobster and blueberries! Wow! Now I want to go back.

Rocky Mountain Yankee said...

Thanks for posting those wonderful pictures of Acadia. You're making me homesick though! I go back to Maine every year to visit my family and though I haven't been to Acadia in while I might have to make a trip down that way this year.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Love the East Coast of the good old USA.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Laura ~Peach~ said...

absolutely beautiful pictures...

hintonrae said...

One Lost Dork to another...I knew there was some reason I just liked you... ;)

noble pig said...

Beautiful pictures. And Lost, even though i've watched every episode for what 7 years? or who knows, it's still confusing sometimes.

Jeannelle said...

Oh, golly....these are beautiful scenes! I hope you do go back there this summer!

Char said...

I gave up on lost...but I know there are people addicted. I so want to go to Maine. Beautiful shots

iowacowgirl said...

I have been to the Maine park long ago (21 years of age!!) and thought it WONDERFUL. congratulations on getting there!

of course one must read Evangeline by Longfellow while you are there!!!

olivia said...

Oh the view ... so lovely. That blue is amazing.

(I've never seem one episode of Lost ... :)

Oliag said...

I have tonight's Lost on tape as my husband refuses to watch it!..so I'll catch up tomorrow:).

As for Maine...my family has been going to Maine every summer for almost 20 years...we've seen a lot of changes there but still love it...

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

Beautiful photos. Enjoy the show.

Hilary said...

I've been to Cadillac Mountain and Bar Harbor, and done a few of the hikes around the area. Lovely memories that you've reanimated for me. Thanks for that, and for your beautiful photos.

Deb said...

Your pictures are gorgeous, as always :)
My Dad works at Acadia during the spring, summer & Fall. He drives a team of draft horses and gives wagon tours through the park. He loves the job and the people who come to visit. The views are spectacular and he never gets tired of seeing everything from the top.
Although we live in Maine, I've never visited.....yet :) We hope to get there this summer.

I hope you get to revisit as well. Maybe you can ride instead of hike this time :)

troutay said...

Maine: a truly beautiful state! I lived there some years ago and always think I will go back to visit.

I lived in a little town north of there called "Corea by the Sea".
I am sure it is all built up now but back then, we would go to the little grocery store and they would have cooked lobster, drawn butter and we would sit and eat (mmmmmmm) and watch the ocean.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are beautiful! I've been to Acadia twice and hiked many of the trails. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing your memories.
Barb T.

Erin said...

a beautiful series of photos...acadia is a perfect place to get away from it all. we have been there a few times and enjoyed very much.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Acadia has always been one of our favorite parks! We have seen it it in different seasons and have to say that one of my favorites was winter. It was really spectacular!

Hilary said...

I used to live in a little town in China, Maine....and Acadia was not far......Cadillac Mt, and that lovely walk with ocean views. Yes, beautiful!!!!
Haven't been in a long time, you make me want to go again.

Daryl said...

Another Lost fanatic here ...what a good episode ... so much to process ... oh and your pix are wonderful!

Deb said...

There is no way I could blog during LOST! Wasn't it a good episode? OMG! Everything is coming together.
The photos are great. Makes me want to go for a grand walk today,but my hubby doesn't like to do so. :(

imom said...

So beautiful! It reminds me of the scenery at the San Jaun Islands in Washington!

I'm three episodes behind on Lost. I will catch up online.

snerkology said...

SIGH. You've made me homesick! Acadia is one of my favorite places on the planet. I visited a lot when I lived in Maine, and every time we go back "home" for vacation I try to plan for a drive up. Lovely shots! I have the Acadia National Park webcame on my Google homepage: http://www.hazecam.net/acadia.html

vicki archer said...

Maine looks pretty fabulous, xv.

Maria said...

Wow, that is beautiful, probably won't ever make it to Maine so thanks for posting. I love your adventurous spirit and all the hiking you do, very inspirational

Spruce Hill said...

What a beautiful place!

Jo said...

Gorgeous! It reminds me somewhat of Vancouver Island.

Donalyn said...

Another Lost freak here. Should they make it all like it never happened? Kind of like that Bobby in the shower thing on Dallas, right?

Anyway - you know that NY is on the way to Maine? Sort of? We have a spare bedroom. And I'm not kidding, even a little. ;)

Mary said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, Kate!