Pulling the Carriage 2007 travel blog

Ships in Bar Harbor







Main Street Bar Harbor

Delicious lobster dinner with Chris and Clive

Bar Harbor-population 4820

Glenna and I tried to decide whether to take the freeway or the back way through the White Mountains. The freeway was one hundred miles longer, but we had been assured it was faster and easier than the smaller roads route. At the last minute we decided we were indeed out to sightsee and the back roads would be the most attractive to us. I’ve wanted to give Glenna’s birthday present a real test and today was the day. The Garmin performed flawlessly as it led us east to Bar Harbor. Three quarters of the way was on a two lane road, and the final portion was on the Main Turnpike.

The reason for our trip to Bar Harbor was to meet up with our British friends, Chris and Clive, whom we had recently visited in England. Our plan was to meet them at the Narrows Too Campground in Bar Harbor. We arrived at the camp at about 3 o’clock, and set about to cook them an amazing meal. They were so good to us while in England, and we wanted to reciprocate here. We started with a wonderful salad with maple coated almonds and strawberries. Next we had steak, potatoes, asparagus, and mushrooms. We finished off the meal with wild Maine blueberries and freshly whipped whipping cream. It was a pretty classy meal for trailer trash!

This morning, our plan was to wander around to check out the local attractions. It has been raining all day, which has curtailed our outdoor activities. We toured downtown Bar Harbor, which is quite similar to Niagara-On-The-Lake.

We made reservations at Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park. Glenna and I wanted to have Main Lobster, and Jordan Pond House came highly recommended. Chris and Clive had never had lobster and were keen to try it. The meal was delicious. We had a wonderful visit. It was such a delight to see and visit with them again. Tomorrow we start our trek back home.

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