Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I've been wanting to see Acadia National Park for a long time. Today I did. The day was overcast which was a shame, but not a disaster. There is a road that loops around the park and we got a bit off course and ended up doing the last part first and the first part last. That was too bad because the first part threw me for a loop. You were supposed to see various sights and then end up driving to the summit of Cadillac Mountain which is the highest point of land on the eastern seaboard at 1,530 feet. That doesn't sound very high to all you world travelers who have been in the Rockies and Grand Tetons, I know. I was okay when we started up but the higher we got, the more uncomfortable I became. By the time we reached the top, I was sure we were going to tumble off the side and roll all the way down. It just made me nervous and I couldn't wait to get down. I think it kind of spoiled the day for me. I did manage to take a few pictures of things on the shore that pleased me.

You are probably wondering how I got this fantastic shot of this guy. Well, he was eating cheezits out of some lady's hand on the rocks and seemed to quite happy to have his picture taken, as long as the cheezits kept coming.

This was a pretty lake in the heart of the park. We leave here tomorrow and go to Wiscasset for a night on our way to Portsmouth, NH.


Amy said...

Oh Mom, now I know where I got my fear of heights from. You are really seeing some beautiful scenery and taking some awesome pictures. I hope you are uploading them to snapfish now so you can have them when you get home.

Brother Chris said...

You really are taking some professional level shots. The entire area seems dazzling. I especially like seeing the yachts pull up outside your window. As Amy might say; "It seems like you can't swing a dead raccoon without hitting a yacht around there".

One request though, while you're in Maine or New Hampshire. I'd like to see a few more pictures of the Grand Canyon if you don't mind. Keep having fun and posting the lovely nature shots!