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Bar Harbor with pictures-Second try in 3 hours.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

For our 49th Anniversary. We spent a surprising amazing day in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor Maine.
It was the place I wanted to be. I was very lucky my walking partner from Augusta had to go to her cottage to talk to her renters before they went back to CA.
I walked with her Friday and she said she was going. I called her Saturday and she was there. I told her where we were staying and she wanted to meet and walk, it went from there. She had camped years ago in Bar Harbor Campground, the place we use and she wanted to walk all around it for old times sake. DH did not go with us his hip is playing up again so she and I walked and she told me all about living in Bar Harbor.
She was born elsewhere and moved there when her family moved to Bar Harbor. Her DH and she knew the Island intimately they were married there right in Bar Harbor and we saw the church and her families earlier homes. It was a really lovely day. Her mother and father were both teachers on the island, when it was a real island accessible only by Ferry from Lamoine
On Monday, our anniversary she took us for a lovely walk in the morning along a walking rail that lead to the ocean beaches.








Afterwards we went to a butterfly garden that was small but beautiful.




There were so many butterflies and bees it was an amazing sight

The weather was perfect with great visibility unlike the day we arrived.

It overlooked a very exclusive 9 hole golf course.

In the afternoon she went to her cottage to chill and DH sat outside the RV and took a nap. I sat and Sparked of course.

DH and I knew where we wanted to eat. There is a village green in Bar Harbor, it is the center of the place and this restaurant had a flat roof years ago, now it is an upstairs patio and I had sat there before just watching people going by. Monday the town was really packed. There was not even one big cruise ship in there and still it was just wall to wall people. No Vacancy posted everywhere still.
There was no wait for us and our meals were good.
After supper we went across the green and a Brass band was setting up to perform. We all sat and enjoyed the concert. It was getting dark and my friend has a long dark driveway to go down so we all went home to bed.

SORRY more tomorrow. This is now 4 hours, some day I will do this in a snap but I ache every where. Pat in Maine.


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NEWCHINELO 8/13/2012 7:45AM

    thanks for sharing.

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/12/2012 1:47AM

    What a gorgeous place! It reminds me of the few days I spent in Maine, years ago... Beautiful!!!
I hope your DH's hip gets better. emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 8/11/2012 11:13PM

  Very, very beautiful! Quite a contrast to hot, dry, brown south Texas. Maybe someday I'll be able to visit there. Happy Anniversary!

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TEACHEROF4TH 8/10/2012 10:18PM

    What a beautiful hike and vacation!

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LILSPARKIE85 8/10/2012 5:32PM


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LUNADRAGON 8/10/2012 1:36PM

    Happy memories!~ emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 8/10/2012 9:38AM

    What beautiful country..... Brings back memories of my growing up on the west coast right down on the water...... (I am landlocked now, lol)

Glad you had such a great time and trip down memory lane!


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BLUEJEAN99 8/10/2012 12:53AM

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JANLEH 8/9/2012 11:46PM

    What beautiful photos, Pat. Thank you so much for sharing them. Happy 49th Anniversary too. We are really enjoying our visits to some National Parks in the western states and I will post photos when I get home. Our internet connection has been very spotty over the last 2 weeks but we are having a fabulous time with lots of walking, hiking and biking.

Big hugs, my friend! I'll be back sparking regularly when I get home in another 2 weeks or so.

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CYNTHIAKWOODS 8/9/2012 11:43PM


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ROCKYCPA 8/9/2012 10:11PM

    Beautiful pictures - thanks for sharing.

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DEBDOUC 8/9/2012 10:07PM

    Seems I live just about 30 miles south of you! Perhaps we can meet for a walk somewhere in-between. How cool. And I love Acadia, too. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 8/9/2012 9:54PM

    Love to walk in those national or state parks! Have always wanted to visit Maine-wish we had when we lived in Ohio-now we have to travel sooooo far from FL! Gorgeous photos!! Thanks for always thinking of us and sharing the photos! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 8/9/2012 8:48PM

    Gorgeous pictures! I want to visit that area of Maine very much! Would like to go during the peak of the color season. Had a trip partially planned one year, but then, my father passed away and I went to his funeral.......had to fly to Michigan.

One day, DH and I will go there, hopefully in our RV, like you did! I hear that the accomodations are pretty crowded during color season....! emoticon

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JAMER123 8/9/2012 8:31PM

    Beautiful pictures!! Thanks you for sharing them as well as your story.
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BIRDLSLAURIE 8/9/2012 7:43PM

    Thanks for sharing your photos. Bar Harbor looks beautiful!

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SMOULINIER 8/9/2012 6:04PM

  Gorgeous pictures! This takes me back many years ago when my soon-to-be husband (#1) and I went up to Maine. I had never been before but I loved it. Some years later I took my daughter up there and she loved it too. emoticon for sharing!

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CUDDLEY51 8/9/2012 5:00PM

    I loved the blog and the photos were gorgeous! I am a major Butterfly fan, so I especially enjoyed seeing all the gardens and butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing! Oh and by the way, congratulations on 49 years and belated emoticon

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SWTHNY- 8/9/2012 4:53PM

    so pretty

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DOODIE59 8/9/2012 4:18PM

    Thank you for sharing your holiday photos. I bet your friend had a very wonderful time walking down memory lane while she hiked with you:) Enjoy the rest of your holiday -- we will make a visit there ourselves one day. It looks lovely.

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CHALLENGER15 8/9/2012 4:17PM

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

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DEBK0923 8/9/2012 2:15PM

    great pictures, good blog

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WORLDSERIES11 8/9/2012 2:00PM

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures!!! Another place to add to my "Want to go there list".

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PATRICIAANN46 8/9/2012 1:38PM

  Visiting Maine is high on my Bucket List!!!!! emoticon for your beautiful pictures, which make me want to go even more.

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BRENDAGAIL9 8/9/2012 1:22PM

    You take such beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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EMTCHICK109 8/9/2012 12:52PM

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! I love Bar Harbor. It is such a beautiful town with neat shops and wonderful restaurants.

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MOMMY445 8/9/2012 12:43PM

    what a beautiful area! thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures! have a terrific day!

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PICKIE98 8/9/2012 12:34PM

    Spectacular Pat! Would love to go there!! I have to be near water!!

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DMSGLASS 8/9/2012 12:27PM

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful weekend with us!

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JEWITCH 8/9/2012 12:26PM

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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HEARTS116 8/9/2012 11:55AM

    Lovely pictures!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/9/2012 11:41AM

    Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 8/9/2012 10:52AM

    Im going to Maine in a week but my heart is already there. Thank you for uploading these beautiful fotos!

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CALIPIDGIOUS 8/9/2012 9:35AM

    Bar Harbor is FANTASTIC. We have vacationed there a few times and we camp when we go. We normally stay at Bass Harbor Campgroud because it is pretty quiet but it is walking distance to Bass Harbor lighthouse as well. Your walk looked like the Ship Harbor Trail which is my favorite place in the world. I have pictures that look almost identical to the views you had as well. Such a small world!

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LAURIE5658 8/9/2012 9:32AM

    What a gorgeous area and THANK YOU for sharing.

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KADYSMOM11 8/9/2012 9:00AM

    very nice! and emoticon

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DJSHIP46 8/9/2012 8:56AM

    Looks like a lovely place for a retreat.

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JENNAAW 8/9/2012 8:48AM

    Beautiful place; would love to go there. Loved your photos.

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CLAYARTIST 8/9/2012 8:46AM

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FARIS71 8/9/2012 8:43AM

    What beautiful pictures. It was like a quick little vacation for me this morning!

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WALLINMW 8/9/2012 8:42AM

  Beautiful blog

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CANNINGNANNY 8/9/2012 8:30AM

    So Beautiful Pat...

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NEWMOM20121 8/9/2012 8:22AM

    Looks wonderful.

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LMULLINS4LIFE 8/9/2012 7:56AM

    Beautiful pics!!! Thank you!

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SABLENESS 8/9/2012 7:42AM

    I've spent a couple of too-short vacation days there. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. This Floridian wants to go back with more time to spend.

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GRAMPIAN 8/9/2012 7:41AM

  Beautiful pictures. Thanks.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 8/9/2012 7:34AM

    Thanks for sharing Pat. Bar Harbor also holds a special place in my heart. It's were we were engaged, and go back for a small vacation every year. This year it's in 2 weeks and 2 days (but who's counting). We'll be stopping in Belfast for a couple days before heading to BH and Acadia National Park (one of our dogs is named Acadia for JUST that reason)... The pic's made me smile... Thanks for sharing, Hope the rest of your Va-K is PERFECT...

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DEBALYN22 8/9/2012 7:32AM

    Thanks for triggering memories of my own vacation to absolutely wonderful Bar Harbor last year! Your descriptions match many of my own thoughts. It was truly a wonderful place to visit. My favorite view and place for tea was Jordan Pond. Hope you go there! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 8/9/2012 7:21AM

    nice pictures! sound like you had a a wonderful day. emoticon

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