Julie True Kingsley: The Wonder of Bar Harbor
From: Julie True Kingsley’s Blog
June 20, 2012 at 09:43AM
I’m just getting back from the wilds of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine.
There is so much to do here that we didn’t even touch all of the activities that we would have liked. The first night we simply went for a drive. This is Bass Harbor Lighthouse at dusk.
The kids made the nightly fire. There is nothing better than seeing my ten year old walking around with an ax and a bunch of wood. Kinda like Paul Bunyan, but short, and no blue ox in sight.
We biked along the carriage roads to have lunch at Jordan Pond House. They brought us hot popovers, with fresh butter and homemade jam, which we munched while sipping homemade lemonade. The little cup had a little sugar water so we could adjust the sweetness. I mean, really, why not!
So many places to stop and listen to bullfrogs croak and birds chirp.
There is something extra relaxing about biking with kids without the worry about them getting squished. Acadia National Park has over 120 miles of roads to meander. There are bridges to ride over and under. There are picnic spots and more photo opportunities that can fit into this little blog. It’s biking magic.
Simple meals on the grill! Grilled red peppers, fresh corn, a slab of salmon, and a juicy steak was the perfect end to a great day.
(Cooking note on the salmon, we had to cover to have it cook through)
The thing about this land is that at every turn you are not exactly sure what you’ll see. That’s the beauty of this space. I would like this to be the view from my writing room. Wouldn’t that be amazing?