Seeing Acadia!

August 2, 2019

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We have officially been on our big summer vacation for ONE MONTH now and we took time yesterday to take in some of the natural beauty that Maine has to offer by heading over to ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. Daddy is more of the “outdoor enthusiast” in our family, while Mummy likes the comforts of a quaint little shop or tearoom… but I think it’s safe to say that we ALL enjoyed the Acadia outting!!! WOW, the beauty there just can’t be described. I can only say that if you are ever in this part of Maine, you need to plan on spending 2-3 days in the park. We were there for most of the day yesterday, and plan on going back again today.

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If you haven’t heard about Acadia, let me tell you just a little bit about it: You can start on a 27-mile long drive that circles out of Bar Harbor and enjoy a nice, scenic view. The park includes more than 54 square miles of Mount Desert Island, which is the largest rock-based island on the Atlantic coast. It is said that nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the coast more picturesque, and we believe it after seeing it for ourselves! 26 peaks are forested with spruce, fir, pine and northern hardwood trees… and there are 500 types of wildflowers in the park!!! Doggies ARE ALLOWED in the park but NOT on the beaches or ladder hiking trails on mountain cliffs. Actually, those sound sort of scary and I don’t know WHY WHY WHY a doggie would want to go near a cliff anyway!!! But I DO LOVE A GOOD BEACH, so I am sad that we can’t go on the beaches… but at least happy that we are allowed in the park and allowed on regular walking trails!!!

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We visited Schoodic Point, which is at the tip of Schoodic Peninsula. The drive along the coastal road there was just breathtaking! At the very tip we stopped to have our picture taken, looking out over the Bay, and learned a little about all of the rock formations. The huge boulders of Lucerne granite are called “glacial erratics” and were transported many miles by ice… years and years ago! These boulders look very different from the surrounding bedrock. There are signs posted everywhere reminding you NOT TO REMOVE ANY OF THE ROCKS from the park… so don’t do it!

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As the day wore on, we decided to head over to   the restaurant, “Jordan Pond House” located within the park. They had a beautiful outdoor eating area on the back lawn that overlooked the water, and they were doggie friendly too! Mummy and Daddy both ordered salads and Mummy had LOBSTER added to hers so that she could share some of it with the four of us. The meal also came with their famous homemade popovers which were so good that Mummy almost cried! We got to sample the popovers too and I have to admit that they WERE PRETTY FANTASTIC! Mummy had some dry kibble to give to us and she hand-fed our dinner to us in our stroller, while we all gazed out at the prettiest view ever. It was getting late and we were all feeling a little drowsy, so Mummy said we needed to pack it up for the day. As we passed under the charming stone tunnel on our way out of the park, we all agreed to come back again, because we still had SO MUCH MORE TO SEE here in Acadia National Park.

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Johnna Wheeler
Johnna Wheeler
1 year ago

Magnificent! Thanks for sharing!

Debra
Debra
1 year ago

I’m very exited to visit Acadia National Park in the near future. I am really enjoying your travels so I can’t wait to experience them for myself.

Lynn Davis
Lynn Davis
1 year ago

Wow! Beautiful! ❤

Mary Liz Taylor
Mary Liz Taylor
1 year ago

Beautiful!!! Miss your lovely face ?

Faye Lawrence
1 year ago

An Amazing Day

Charlette Koger
Charlette Koger
1 year ago

Sounds fun and like that “doggie friendly”.
Have fun
♥️♥️♥️♥️
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Josephine Oliver
Josephine Oliver
1 year ago

Wow what a beautiful place ????

Shirley Skulimowski
1 year ago

It looks absolutely beautiful ??

Laurie Heikoff
Laurie Heikoff
1 year ago

So glad that you all enjoyed Acadia National Park, little Millie! How wonderful that your mummy gave you a taste of the lobster and Popovers! The scenery sounds beautiful! I am so enjoying all of your vacation pictures, and your descriptions of everything!! ?

Pamela Hartman
Pamela Hartman
1 year ago

Millie it sounds like picturesque scenery! Also it does sound like a place to spend more than one day. I am glad you are really enjoying your vacation. Have fun. Be safe!

Susan G Foster
Susan G Foster
1 year ago

Thanks once again for taking us….❤❤❤ For some reason, every time you send me a notice Ms Millie, it wants me to report your site as spam!!! And there is no way to get the notice off unless I do!!! I would never do that, because I don’t want to lose you….and I can still reach you by clicking on my link to the website….have fun today, and take lots of pictures!!! ???

Sue S
Sue S
1 year ago

Millie that sounds beautiful, must put it on my bucket list!!!

Susan Nicol
1 year ago

Hi Millie
I have to agree Arcadia Park is beautiful. It’s such a serene place to spend some time.
It doesn’t sound like mommy has had her fill of lobster yet. Hahaha
Boy your mommy definitely isn’t missing a thing up here in New England.
Enjoy your day and remember I LOVE YOU!!!
Hugs and Kisses to all
Oliver and mommy. ???

Mary Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
1 year ago

Sounds like a most wonderful place to see! Thank you for sharing!

Deborah Bright
Deborah Bright
1 year ago

This is on my bucket list. Thanks for your great description and photos. My mouth is watering for that food.

SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL
SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL
1 year ago

ACADIA PARK SOUNDS LOVELY. SO GLAD YOU AND YOUR PACK HAD A GOOD TIME THERE. YOU MUST VISIT ME. OUR PARKS ARE DOG-FRIENDLY. WE EVEN HAVE PARKS THAT ARE JUST FOR DOGS AND A STRETCH OF BEACH FOR DOG S THAT IS NEAR MY HOME. LATER THIS MONTH, THE CITY PUTS ON THE ‘AIR AND WATER SHOW’, WHICH TAKES PLACE ALONG THE BEACH AND OVER THE WATER. THE PLANES ARE NOISY BUT AWESOME. OH, AUGUST IS LOBSTER FEST TIME AT MANY OF OUR RESTAURANTS. YOUR MISTRESS WOULD BE IN LOBSTER HEAVEN. FOR OVER A CENTURY, OUR CITY HAS BEEN KNOWN… Read more »

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

We will have to look into a trip to your lovely city! It seems like we checked into it one year and could not find any campsites closeby but SURELY there must be some! We will look again!

Jeanie Drane
Jeanie Drane
1 year ago

Oh my, what excitment wowza,all of Gods beaty u all have got to see,i can picture on my mind, so hlad alls havin a great,safe time ,love the photos, thanks for sharing ur adventure with us fb friends,be blest,have a great day, love and prayers sent to all???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeanie Drane

We are visiting here again today because there was just too much to see in one day. ?❤️???

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeanie Drane

We spent another day there today and walked along the ocean trails!!! WOW THE VIEWS! ????❤️

Susan Calvert
Susan Calvert
1 year ago

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of Acadia National Park! It looks amazing and I’m so glad you’re all having fun!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Calvert

We are really enjoying our time in Maine. ?❤️????

Jeanine Wright
Jeanine Wright
1 year ago

Love your pictures! I could sit and take in the gorgeous scenery! Enjoy your day and I look forward to seeing today’s pictures! ???????????

Irma Wylie
Irma Wylie
1 year ago

Love hearing about all your adventures. One day I hope to see some of these places with my little Mickey Mouse! Looks like your little fur babies are enjoying this as well.❤️

Sharon Hook
Sharon Hook
1 year ago

Hi Millie and gang…I am getting a little jealous of all the fun you are having and I am stuck in rainy Tampa…lol. Continue on and have loads of fun and be safe.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Sharon Hook

Ohhhh nooo RAIN??? ??? It has been kind of hot for so much of our trip that we actually liked it when a little rain came along to cool things off!!! ??? But I hope your weather turns pretty real soon. ??

Kay Sheets
Kay Sheets
1 year ago

Millie your description of the Acadia Park is beautiful I live on the west coast and will probably never be able to come to the east coast as much as I would love to. So I will have to see it thru your eyes my sweet Millie. So keep up the good work girls have fun and be sure Mummy has all her good treats too ok?! Love you all! Travel Safe! ????

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Kay Sheets

You have so many beautiful areas on the WEST COAST too! Some of Mummy’s favorite places that we saw on our WESTERN ADVENTURE were along the coast out west! There is just beautiful country everywhere! ?❤️??

Joan Marie Schneller

Wow beautiful place.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

It was!!! We went back today to see more! ?❤️???

Judy Alter
Judy Alter
1 year ago

Wow what an awesome park.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Judy Alter

We have spent the last two days here and we could spend another day… but there are so many other towns to explore so we need to move on. ?❤️???

Daphne Parris
Daphne Parris
1 year ago

Oh my Millie LaRue , Acadia sounds Magnificent. Hopefully one day I will get to go there. Glad you all had A Great time.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Daphne Parris

I hope that you are able to see it one day… it is lovely. ??

Jill Stroh
Jill Stroh
1 year ago

Dear Millie and All, What a wonderful couple of days you have enjoyed seeing Acadia National Park! I’ve been to many National Parks and to Maine, but have not visited Acadia–yet. Your collage of photos has convinced me to move it up higher on my list of parks to experience, especially after I read your description of dinner at the restaurant in the park. I just LOVE a wonderful restaurant located in a National Park! There’s a great one in Glacier National Park in Montana if you’re ever there…but I digress. Millie, I guess I’m a “foodie” for sure! I… Read more »

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Jill Stroh

Oh ms Jill, you will love Acadia and the restaurant inside the park was just lovely! Make sure to dine outside on the lawn overlooking the water!!!

Rev kennyhaddock
Rev kennyhaddock
1 year ago

Beautiful millie

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

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Dianna Reynolds
1 year ago

YOU ALL HAD A BEAUTIFUL DAY AT THE BEAUTIFUL PARK. SO GREAT TO SEE SUCH BEAUTY. YOU HAVE HAD A GREAT TRIP, AND SUMMER. SO VERY GREAT FOR ALL.
SO MUCH YOU HAVE SEEN AND BESTOWED . BEAUTIFUL READING YOUR LETTERS AS WELL.
ENJOY ALL AS YOU VISIT MORE OF YOUR TRAVELS. THSNK YOU SO MUCH….

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago

It was so pretty that we went back again yesterday. Make sure to check our posts for PART 2 of our Acadia visit. Sometimes our email notification doesn’t work. Not many people got our post on our Cogwell’s Grant visit and we LOVED THAT PLACE! ??

Carol Copeland
Carol Copeland
1 year ago

Acadia sounds wonderful. I will definitely add it to my bucket list! Happy you are having a great time!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Copeland

It is worth the trip… check out our post on PART 2 in case your email didn’t go through. We could spend more time here but there are so many more towns to visit!!

Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith
1 year ago

Good morning Millie and Family. That has got to be a beautiful park. Nature in all her glory! Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures. Prayers for your continued safe travels. ??

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Patsy Smith

Everything is gorgeous and the views are just spectacular! We made a new post… part 2 of our visit ,so make sure to check that out too! ??

Wendy Scoggins
Wendy Scoggins
11 months ago

Wowza! That looks beautiful!

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Wendy Scoggins

It was FANTASTIC! Just WOW!!! ?❤️????

Judy Domer
Judy Domer
11 months ago

gorgeous pictures of all you babies, the rest of the pictures are beautiful to.

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Judy Domer

Thank you! We are glad that you are enjoying the pictures. ?❤️?

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
11 months ago

It is very very beautiful there! Your photos are so beautiful but it does look like you were getting a little sleepy full tummies make us sleepy too! LOL My car has been broke down and I didn’t have any transportation for almost 4 weeks but I FINALLY got it fixed yesterday! Thankfully! I told my family my car just HAS to be fixed before you got to Gettysburg!!!! so we’re all good here. Isabella goes to her first grooming appointment today so she is going to look extra cute to meet you! Safe travels to you! and have more… Read more »

millie larue
millie larue
11 months ago
Reply to  Susan Thomas

Whew… glad your car is fixed! We will be there soon! ??

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