We weren't going to let "no stinking government shutdown" deter us from hiking in a National Park!!!
Acadia Park adjoins the town of Bar Harbor and is known for a hike up to CadillacMountain overlooking the bay.
Many other hikers had the same idea....so we pulled off and parked on the side of the road...hoping that no-one would mind!
Good choice - a nice long hike - to ever-increasingly beautiful views of the surrounding water.
See the three of the mammoth cruise ships in the distance? You could see the "shuttle" boats moving the passengers back/forth into the town of Bar Harbor.
At the top of Cadillac Mountain, this birdie thought Duane's apple looked good.....
Almost glad the park was "officially" closed. There is a nice winding road that also goes to the top of Cadillac Mountain. If the park had been open, this area would have been covered with visitors. It's a 4 mile hike - so that significantly limits the visitors!!
We did drive thru the actual town of Bar Harbor - but it was apparent that the cruise ships had invaded. Absolutely not our idea of a good time....so we quickly headed for the coastline! Quaint town and some beautiful houses.
That about wraps up our trip....the lady at the hotel desk suggested a local restaurant (in Bangor) called Schooner's....a fabulous find. My meal was just perfect - 1 1/2 pound lobster, Caesar salad, asparagus and a 22 ounce beer. Amazing price too - $21 for my meal and $2.99 for my beer. Try to find that in N.C.!!!
Gotta get back home and rest.....
This is all I can say about the flight home!! Rainy and cloudy - didn't see the ground from Pennsylvania all the way back to about 3 miles north of Siler City!! An excellent adventure!