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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Visit to Acadia National Park

Hi everyone, hope you all are having a great week!
One of the highlights of our trip to Maine was visiting Acadia National Park. While we had been once before years ago, we forgot just how gorgeous it is, and somehow managed to miss alot of it!
It is even more beautiful in person than my photos can capture!  Trust me when I say it is amazing!
In the above photo, you will notice two large cruise ships.  Unfortunately they now stop at Bar Harbor nearly every day of the week, making the town pretty crowded when they are in port.  Thankfully the park itself is much less hectic!
I will let the pictures do most of the talking:)
Here's hubby, enjoying the view.  You can see for miles!
Wouldn't you love to live in this house??
Here we are at Sand Beach, also part of Acadia.  We were so excited that they now allow dogs on the beach!
We walked the beach two different days, the first being gorgeous and sunny, the second visit was pretty chilly and gray, but still beautiful non the less!
Below I snapped some "action shots" of our Katie doing one of her favorite tricks, playing "catch the feather".

 She is quite the little acrobat and can really jump high!
(Not to mention get very tangled in her leash!)

We also visited Bass Harbor Head lighthouse.
It is perched on a rocky cliff, surrounded by tall pine trees.  What a romantic setting!
 I found the photo below on line.  Isn't it gorgeous at sunset??

While many were venturing way out on the rocks for photos, I don't like heights, or climbing on rocks!!
So this is as far as I got for my pic!

Of course what is a trip without a little retail therapy?  We stopped in the nearby town of Northeast Harbor, which is a tiny and oh so quaint little fishing village.
I just loved this cute shop, below!

Inside this super cool giant lobster print is the first thing you see.  Love!
I was also loving the beautiful hooked wool rugs and pillows.  They were quite pricy, so none of them came home with me!
I just had to snap this shot of the other side of the street.  They must have known I was coming, and decided to paint their fence the same beautiful shade of aqua blue as the awning (love that color!!).
Isn't this white wicker furniture adorable?  It was sitting outside a very, very full antique shop.  So full that I had a hard time walking inside.  I was so afraid that I would knock something over, so I quickly walked out!
I have even more photos of our trip that I will be sharing again soon!
Thanks so much for coming along on my little tour:)


Susie said...

Donna, Those are amazing pictures. I love to visit Maine, but it's too much winter for this old girl. :):) I have been to Portland and Kennebunkport. I also remember a light house tour..but honestly can't remember the town.. It was not the one your pictured here. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Joyce Mayer said...

Amazingly beautiful. I have never been to the New England states but looking at thousands of pictures over the years, it has its own uniqueness, like no other coast. Pacific coast and the gulf coast can't compare to the beauty of the Atlantic coastline.

Katie Bug sure looks like it was "play day" with Dad.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great photos! Maine is truly gorgeous and I love the quaint town!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Chris and I have always said that we want to get to the east coast. Maine is on our bucket list. Gorgeous pics, Donna!

Trisha said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip with so much beauty surrounding you! And cute little Katie must have loved it too!


Trisha said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip with so much beauty surrounding you! And cute little Katie must have loved it too!


NanaDiana said...

Donna, Oh- I am SO jealous. I was hoping we would get to Maine again this Fall. I have not been in several years. You got some GREAT shots. That park is as beautiful as I remember.

Love the shots of Katie catching the feather. She is so cute.

I know that you loved the trip but also know that you are happy to be home for the Fall season.

Have a great October 1st. xo Diana

ps. I hate those little shops that are so full you can't even walk through without bumping into something.

Okio B Designs said...

Stunning, just stunning. And how cute is your pup!


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love it when you take us along on your fun trips. Gorgeous photos! Katie looked like she had fun, too.

Bente said...

Hi Donna. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous photos. What a fantastic place, Donna. Katie is so cute and wow, she can jump.

Have a great day
Hugs from here

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, WOW Acadia is a wonderful place and your pics make it look so inviting. I have not been but now I would love to visit here.
Katie looks like she had a blast playing "catch the feather" She is such a doll.
Those little shops look so tempting but I hate it when they are so filled you can't really enjoy going through it.

Great shot of the fence and awning shop across the street. Love the wicker pieces.
The scenery shots are beautiful too. What an inviting place to be. I know you had a great time.

Looking forward to more.
Happy October!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What an amazing place to visit. I love all the photos - everything is beautiful there.
That Katie is a little ham, isn't she? Such a cutie.
So glad that you had a wonderful visit there. I have not been there but would love to go.
Have a great weekend and I know your glad to be back home. It's always great to get away, but so nice to come home.

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Gail said...

beautiful images Donna.....looks like such a lovely area to visit....Gail x