Bar Harbor and Acadia, AGAIN!

August 3, 2019

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When we visited Acadia National Park the other day we only managed to see about half of it before we ran out of time… so yesterday we decided that we HAD TO RETURN and see a few of the highlights that we missed. First, we wanted  to make a stop in Bar Harbor so that Mummy could do a little shopping in some of the cute shops along Main Street. As we headed in that direction, we passed the most adorable little painted cottages just off the highway! Each one was painted in a different pastel color and looked like a little “tiny house!” We finally arrived in Bar Harbor and found our way to Main Street, where most of the shops are located. Mummy was running low on her precious loose-leaf tea and we managed to find a darling little tea shop that had just what she needed to get her through the end of our trip… and she picked up a little tiny lobster spoon rest for her teaspoon too! SCORE!!! ☕️?❤️ We strolled down to the waterfront, passing by bushes of blueberries that are almost ripe, and attracting LOTS OF ATTENTION as we stopped many times to say hello to people and answer a few questions about ourselves. The top question continues to be, “How do you tell them apart?” Every time someone asks this question, Mummy looks down at us… just to MAKE SURE that she CAN TELL US APART!!! And sure enough, we really do look VERY DIFFERENT to her!!! A nice lady that we met commented on our harnesses with the ROUTE 66 patch and asked if we were going to eat lunch at the ROUTE 66 Restaurant around the corner? WOW… we didn’t know there was one, but now FOR SURE we would head over that way! Once we found the really cool looking place at the end of a walkway, we found out that they only have INDOOR SEATING so that meant NO DOGGIES. But once they saw our ROUTE 66 harnesses, they said that since we were in a covered stroller they just couldn’t refuse us… and they put us in a corner booth!!! WOW… now that was soooo nice. We were sooooo well behaved and didn’t make a sound. Believe it or not, Mummy said she has eaten ENOUGH lobster for the moment and she and Daddy split the DEAD END BURGER with homemade fries, which was just about the best burger Mummy has ever had!!! If you are ever in Bar Harbor… check out this restaurant… ROUTE 66!!!  The interior decor is really nifty and the food is GREAT. ?❤️????

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We said goodbye to Bar Harbor and headed back into Acadia National Park. Our first stop was CADILLAC MOUNTAIN. At 1530 feet above sea level, this is the highest point along the Atlantic coast! We drove up the 3.5 mile road to reach the rocky summit and Mummy and Daddy took turns getting out of the truck to walk across the rocky ledges and gaze across the horizon, and even though doggies ARE ALLOWED in this area… they wouldn’t let us out because it was just too high and there was nowhere to really safely park our stroller. Mummy got a pretty picture of the town of Bar Harbor far below, a cruise ship out in the water, several of the wooded islands, and even a sea gull who flew right into the picture… PERFECT! If you are a hiker, you can choose to hike a 2.2-mile, moderately-difficult path to reach the summit… or a 3.7-mile strenuous path. We chose to take the easy path by driving! ???

Our next stop was the OCEAN PATH where you can walk for several miles along a crushed gravel path that weaves in and out of wooded areas, getting glimpses of the ocean at the occasional turn-outs. There are stairs every so often that will take you down to the rocky beach area below, if you want to do more exploring, but doggies are not allowed on the beach… but they are welcome on the trails and we saw several on our walk. I want to mention here that before we began the walk, Daddy pointed us in the direction that HE SAID we needed to go in order to begin the trail. Mummy suggested that “since we don’t live here” he might want to ASK someone WHERE IT ACTUALLY STARTS???? Daddy said he already KNEW where it started and it was where he just SAID IT WAS! So Mummy just sighed and followed him across the parking lot. We walked past the trail leading to the beach for swimmers and sunbathers, and soon found ourselves at the bottom of a large staircase made of hewn wood, set into the dirt… rising higher and higher to the street above… where the ACTUAL WALKING TRAIL BEGAN. Mummy just smiled at Daddy and looked up at the 30 HUGE STEPS. Then they lifted our stroller and One. Step. At. A. Time. They lugged our stroller to the very top, and we began our nature walk. (I will only mention this one time… this path was only a few feet away from where our truck was parked… in the OTHER DIRECTION… on level ground… with no steps required to access the path. Just sayin)

We walked for about half a mile, stopping for a few pictures and chatting with people along the way… it was a pretty nice adventure for us in the stroller, although for Mummy and Daddy, the path DID go uphill on some occasions and their breathing got a little more labored! Mummy said that DOWNHILL was much better, unfortunately, when we turned around to go back, those downhill trips now became UPHILL trips. ??? But Mummy said they really needed to work off some of the delicious food they have been eating lately, so it was all good. We took a little potty break ourselves and stretched our legs before getting back in the truck to head for the next stop… THUNDER HOLE.

Thunder Hole was located at an outcropping of rocks, where a big gush of water rushes into a channel with the incoming tide and as it hits the overhanging rocks, it makes a loud BOOM, like THUNDER. There were steps required to get down to the area so Mummy and Daddy took turns waiting in the car with us. They said it was really pretty, but Addie Mae is deathly afraid of thunder so I don’t think she would have liked it too much, and by this point, we were all pooped out anyway. It had been another long day and we were getting sleepy so Mummy said it was time to head back. It had been another wonderful day in Maine. We only  have a few more days left… I wonder what Mummy will choose for us next? ?❤️??????☺️

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Susie Campbell
Susie Campbell
1 year ago

What fun adventures you all are having!!

Bobbie
Bobbie
1 year ago

WOW! What a beautiful place to visit and to run around on! Thanks for Sharing

MaryAnne Myler
MaryAnne Myler
1 year ago

Enjoy your daily adventures!

Johnna Wheeler
Johnna Wheeler
1 year ago

Love your updates!

Diane Painter
Diane Painter
1 year ago

I just love your travelogues but wish I can see the pictures better. I tried a few years ago to meet up with you and the girls but didn’t have luck. Will have to try again one day.

Debra
Debra
1 year ago

I love your updates and adventure. How wonderful Route 66 allowed you inside.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Debra

I know!!! They were sooo sweet so we were on our best behavior!

Troy J Howlett
Troy J Howlett
1 year ago

Looks wonderful. I would love to take Chip on a trip like that. Living in Oklahoma makes it hard. By the time we got somewhere like that it would be time to head back. Lol.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Troy J Howlett

Yes, it took us a month to get all the way up here but we made several stops along the way. Mummy only likes to drive about 5 hours a day with us because she says it is just too stressful to do too much driving… but some days just require more in order to reach our campsite. Right now we are about 1300 miles from home!!

Laurie Heikoff
Laurie Heikoff
1 year ago

What wonderful adventures you are all having, little Millie!!! Bar Harbor sounds lovely! So does Acadia National Park!!! ?

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Laurie Heikoff

They were both beautiful but Mummy loved the SHOPPING in Bar Harbor! ???

Sherri Davis
Sherri Davis
1 year ago

Oh Millie!
Your description of the places you go are fantastic. I feel as though I am right there with you. I enjoy reading about your adventures and look forward to them each day!! I love all the history you provide. I hope to get up North to visit one day but until then I will enjoy your trip..
Sherri Davis

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Sherri Davis

Thank you for following along with us this summer. I hope that you get to visit Acadia one day because you will love it! ?❤️?

Phyllis Singler
Phyllis Singler
1 year ago

What a great adventure. We spent our honeymoon in BarHarbor 50 years ago!
I cant help repeating how much i am enjoying your adventure. Hugs

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

Ohhh ms Phyllis we are so happy that you are along with us this summer! We look forward to your comments every day! ?? How wonderful that you were also in Bar Harbor!!! So you are remembering some of the very places that we are now seeing for the first time. ?❤️?

Shirley Skulimowski
1 year ago

Every stops loos lovely!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

We are loving every one of our stops. ?❤️?

Joanie boughter
Joanie boughter
1 year ago

Wow sounds like the bestest time ever…keep us posted live u all

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

It is just great up here… the weather is nice and the scenery is beautiful. We see why the people love it so much. ??

Jeanie Drane
Jeanie Drane
1 year ago

Wowza what a day u all ,so exciting!!!!,sounds so beautiful, and the food!!!!!!so glad u girls got to go inside and eat ,ur the favous Airstream Yorkies,,ur all a exviting family to meet!!!!!,love the photos ,have fun ,enjoy the great food ,love u all,prayers for safety sent to all kissess and hugs thanks for sharing,,???????????????????????????????????????????????

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeanie Drane

It was a fun day and we were all tired by the end of it! Especially Mummy and Daddy after all of that walking!!! WHEW!

Babbalu B’Lo
Babbalu B’Lo
1 year ago

This sounds like it was a wonderful wonderful adventure. My question though…will the lobster spoon rest protect your mummy’s spoon from being used by the dog food scooper who drives the truck?!?!? Hmmmm???

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Babbalu B’Lo

???? Mummy bought a teeny tiny new spoon to use for her tea… it is the size of a thumbnail!!! Way too small to use for DOG FOOD!!! And it has a tiny elephant on top of it. Soooo cute! ????

Dawn Dupuis
Dawn Dupuis
1 year ago

We enjoyed eating at Route 66 as well!! Oh, I’m so glad you adorable babies got to go in, how wonderful!! Yay! Your mummy found a teaspoon rest with a Lobster on it….how cool is that! The tiny Maine blueberries are wonderful, we picked them on one of the bike paths years ago, we were told that we could. They make yummy Maine Blueberry muffins and pies if you pick enough 🙂 and wonderful jam as well. I do believe they sell the Wild Maine Blueberry Jam in some of the shops….I know I bought some but can’t recall which… Read more »

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Dawn Dupuis

Mummy bought some wild Maine blueberries and wants to make some scones! She also bought some blueberry sauce for a recipe to make blueberry lemonade!

Faye Lawrence
1 year ago

Those adorable painted cottages, So cute. The scenery and food sounds so yummy. What a magnificent day journey, Mummy must be journaling with lots of pictures. This is going to make a great book on the Airstream Yorkies.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Faye Lawrence

Mummy LOVED those little cottages and wanted to go stay in one of them! We don’t know if they are for vacation or long-term but they are just too cute!!! ?

Kimberly Mccain
Kimberly Mccain
1 year ago

Sounds like a great time , we should know daddy doesn’t want to ask for directions LoL ?

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

OH MY GOSH!!!! Mummy wanted to push him into the weeds!!!! ????

Susan Nicol
1 year ago

Millie
I’m laughing so hard I’m crying. Oh yeah daddy knew the way. I’m surprised mommy isn’t furious.
I think mommy should get $5.00 for this forget the $1.00 when daddy messes up.
So happy to know you’re having a wonderful time in Maine.
Hugs and Kisses
Oliver and mommy
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millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Nicol

Lololololol ???

Lynn Davis
Lynn Davis
1 year ago

It sounds like another great day! ❤

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Lynn Davis

We had a really fun day and saw so many things! ?❤️?

Sandy Greenwood
Sandy Greenwood
1 year ago

Beautiful thank you for sharing your adventures ! Have a wonderful night and can’t wait to see where you take us next !!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

?❤️?????

SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL
SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL
1 year ago

THANK YOU FOR THE LATEST UPDATE. LOVE THE PICTURE WITH THE PICTURE WITH THE BOAT AND SEA GULL IN IT. PERFIECTLY TIMED SHOT. I AM WITH ADDIE MAE WHEN IT COMES TO THUNDER AND OTHER LOUD NOISES…I HATE THEM. ALL THE FRESH SEA AIR MUST HAVE BEEN INVIGORATING. I AM A FRESH WATER TURTLE BUT THE SMELL OF THE SEA IS LOVELY.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

We had the best time on our hike and going to the top of CADILLAC MOUNTAIN was pretty neat! Mummy loves her picture she got from the very top… it is her best shot so far! ?❤️?

Ina Rohde
Ina Rohde
1 year ago

Was in Bar Harbor a couple of years ago and you brought back so many of the memories of all the neat shops , Acadia National Park (beautiful scenic route) and Thunder Hole. Would love to go back in the fall when the leaves have changed. We got there right at the beginning of them turning so missed the beauty of the changing leaves by about a week. Glad you are getting to see so much of the country and having such a good time.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Ina Rohde

Ohhhh I bet this place is just lovely in the fall!!! WOW! ?❤️????

Suzanne monty
Suzanne monty
1 year ago

It sounds so exciting,thank you for sharing

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Suzanne monty

Bar Harbor was a beautiful town!!! WOWZA, the waterfront was full of gorgeous ships of all sizes. ❤️???

Carol Copeland
Carol Copeland
11 months ago

I want to live in one of the colorful cottages! Glad they let you inside Route 66 restaurant! Why won’t daddies ask for directions? Oh well, it keeps life interesting!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Carol Copeland

Mummy wanted to live in one of those cottages too! They were soooo cute!

Lillia Wisniewski
Lillia Wisniewski
11 months ago

what a wonderful time love your vacation

Wendy Scoggins
Wendy Scoggins
11 months ago

ROFL. Daddys short cut didn’t work out too well. I so have to get to Maine…..I’ve been so close…… it’s gorgeous!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Wendy Scoggins

OMGOSH… Mummy wanted to run Daddy over with our stroller! ???

Jeanne Luther
Jeanne Luther
11 months ago

You all made me laugh. Poor Daddy. I’m sure he makes Mymmy roll her eyes and laugh at times. What a wonderful vacation , all the beautiful places. I’m so hungry after hearing about all the wonderful foods. I wish we could see Videos. Have fun

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
11 months ago

ohhhhhhhhhh I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cottages!!!!!!!!!! I want to live in one! I love the beautiful pastel colors! but can we move it to a warmer location? I just don’t like winter cold and it sure does get cold up there in winter I’m pretty sure you and Mummy wouldn’t want a couple feet of snow! LOL Oh my goodness Daddy sure does keep things interesting doesn’t he? LOL

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Susan Thomas

Mummy loved those cottages too and said she might even be able to stand the cold winters to live in one!!! ?❤️?

Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith
11 months ago

What an interesting story about the trail and the stairs. Mommy and Daddy are getting a workout. Safe travels you all.?

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Patsy Smith

WHEW!!!! They have really put in some steps on this trip but they needed them with all of the food they have sampled!!!

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