Sunday, October 24, 2010

Maine, Beautiful Maine

We loved Maine! It was absolutely beautiful! The coast, the water, Acadia National Park, the trees...The first night we stayed in this converted lighthouse not far from Bath. This lighthouse was built but never commissioned by the Coast Guard...to many rocks...so it sat for years and then someone decided to build a resort around it and they converted it into 12 rooms (I think that's right) and then the 4th floor is up just below where the lights would have been...they have wonderful wicker chairs up there, the perfect place to read or stitch a little...you can see for miles and miles from up there. I loved it. Our room was on the 1st floor, and this was our view out our window at 6:30 in the morning. It was the perfect way to start the day.

From there we headed down to Bar Harbor...but stopped in Camden for lunch...this tree was in someone's side yard ...stop the car, let me take a picture of that gorgeous tree......it was breathtaking...there were about 4 shades of red/orange in this tree. While we were in Bar Harbor we went to Acadia National Park...what a beautiful park...if I lived near there, that's where I'd go walk every day...the views were beyond belief. This is the top of Cadillac Mountain...this is the place that dawn breaks first on the Eastern Seaboard...pretty, pretty, pretty!

I was really hoping to see a moose...no luck...well we walked into LL Bean in Freeport and right there......a moose...Oh I was so excited! I don't know if he'd ever been a real moose or not, but he was pretty darn big...and looked like a moose...so I'm calling him my Maine moose. Andy's still laughing at me.

Saturday morning on the way back to the airport, i still needed more leaf pictures...I just couldn't get enough...so 70mph, from the back seat...leaves and more leaves. I just loved the way there were pine trees mixed in with all the other trees, so there were some beautiful greens mixed in with all the shades of red, gold, orange. We live in a BEAUTIFUL country!

27 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a beautiful part of the country you visited. Living in Florida, I really miss having seasons.

Karen said...

What a lovely post...brought back a lot of great memories of visiting Maine, and camping out in Acadia!
I have a picture of a very much younger me on top of the mountain- and some really happy memories of Bubble Lake!
It is getting cooler by the minute here in upstate NY and our colors are starting to fade and fall. Time to start thinking of all that winter quilting.
Glad you enjoyed your trip
Karen

tami said...

If you had gone to Bradbury Mountain right outside Freeport you would have gone right by my house. ;)

Allie said...

Oh that lighthouse is fabulous - so jealous, lol - looks absolutely gorgeous, I guess I should plan my someday trip to Maine in the autumn!

Loris said...

I love Maine! Your pictures are wonderful. I agree with you that Acadia National Park is amazing. Your trip sounds like it was wonderful.

Kristie said...

Beautiful!
Kristie

Gari said...

We, too, have stayed in Acadia and loved every minute of it. I want to live in one of the "cottages" in the park.

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a neat lighthouse....how fun to stay in it. BTW...totally geeking out for you on that win. What loot! Congrats.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- Bar Harbor, Camden...all the cool places! It looks like the place you stayed was perfect. And just be happy that you didn't meet a moose the same way my sister did when she lived in Maine -- they hit one with their car!

Lori said...

It loks awesome! I especially love your morning view from the lighthouse!!!

annieb said...

What a wonderful trip and such beautiful country! Lucky you.

Melanie said...

Defnitely one of my favorite states!!!!

Sherrill said...

What's the name of that lighthouse/B&B where you stayed? Looks like an AWESOME place and a must-stay next time we go!!

Lisa D. said...

I'm glad you had a good time, Carol. Those photos are gorgeous. The leaves are just brilliant.

sunny said...

Beautiful pictures! We were planning to go to Maine in September but it didn't work out this year. I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip!

Diane said...

your pictures are great-even at 70mph! The lighthouse looks so cool!

Crafty Mama said...

What beautiful pictures! I'd love to visit Maine someday.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I want to live there!! That lighthouse looks like the perfect place to stay, I can just see you up there in a wicker chair with your book :) I have a neighbor from Montana and she says the LAST thing you want to come across is a moose...worse than a grizzly according to her...yikes! When she told me that I was like "you mean Bullwinkle is mean?" lol!!! Thanks for sharing such beautifull pictures :)

Thelma said...

I've always wanted to visit Main in the fall, what a wonderful trip! Welcome home, I'm so happy you had a wonderful time.

joan said...

Oh Carol you were so close to my little neck of the woods...We use to have a ferry that would bring you right to Southwest Nova Scotia from Maine... (but this is the first year it is not running to Yarmouth NS..) Maine is very similar to Nova Scotia. Weather, attractions etc. Glad you enjoyed your trip..next stop NS??

Libby said...

Gorgeous! I just love fall colors. Glad you had a wonderful time on your trip to NE.

Michelle said...

AMAZING! Thank you for sharing because as much as I would love to visit Maine - it's not on our list.

Darlene said...

We do live in a beautiful country! I remember the beautiful colors from my life in New England - thank you for sharing and bringing back the memories.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Carol our trip to Maine was the most wonderful ne we've ever had. Does that lighthouse have a website? I'd love to have it if it does. blessings, marlene

Quilts And Pieces said...

I've always wanted to go to Maine. The lighthouse you stayed in looks really cool! I'm glad you had a good time!

thatchristine.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness, we probably passed each other in the park or stood at the top of Cadillac Mountain in the same crowd. It was our first trip there as well and it was incredibly beautiful. I now understand the phrase "the rocky coast of Maine".

Carrie P. said...

wow, it is beautiful. one day I want to go up there.