The Best Vacation Ever: Part VII

Whew….I’m about halfway through reliving a wonderful trip to Maine….if you haven’t stayed with me on this journey, you can go back and read any of the days you missed:

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, or Part VI.

I assume you’re on track now…….

“August 9, 2003

While I showered, Jeff struck up a conversation with some other guests and as it turns out, they’re from Dillsburg – and they run a kennel – what a small world!!

Reluctantly, we checked out and said goodbye until next year to Cyd and Ken.  I do not doubt that we will return to the Kingsleigh.

In search of new wedding bands – as a celebration of our 10th anniversary – we set out for Northeast Harbor – the “artsiest” town we had seen so far.  We went into Shaw Jewelers and found some beautiful rings, but none were “it,” so we left the harbor and had our first argument of the trip (and hopefully our last). Sadly, it was over hot dogs – well really more about both of us being hungry and somewhat wishy-washy about where to go for lunch.

After leaving Northeast Harbor, we went to the Jordan Pond House in Acadia only to find a long wait and over-inflated prices.  Not wanting to spend $17 on soup I said I though we should go somewhere else and that set Jeff off – we argued until we found The Lighthouse.   As Jeff let me out of the car, I was cursing him – something like, “a$$O, make me get out in a puddle…..”  Later I found out that he was cursing me as well.  Fortunately, we laughed about it and moved on.

We also had a good laugh over the Help Wanted sign in the window and the SSSLLLOOOWWWEEESSSTTT service we’d ever seen. It seemed as though our server – the only one in the dining room – had been walking past the restaurant, minding his own business, when someone pulled him quietly aside and said, “Psst, buddy, wanna make a few bucks?  You just have to pretend to be a waiter.”



We shared a Caesar Salad and had some Lobster Stew then headed for the Loop Road in Acadia and for Cadillac Mountain.  When we got to the top of the mountain, we could see only about 5 feet in front of us because it was so foggy. But we imagined the view would be incredible if there actually was one!!

Boat Garage

After Cadillac Mountain, we set off for Acadia Woods Kennel to spring our boys and journey “home.”  Laughing, we stopped to take a picture of the boat garage and made it back to Cornerstone Cottage as quickly as possible.  Once back we heated the leftover sexy pasta and went to bed.”

Reading this post reinforces the idea that we need to return to Maine.  We did not have an appropriately exciting time in Acadia so we certainly should go back!

Stay tuned for the next entry – we had a wonderful meal at a “CAN’T MISS” place in Gardiner, Maine.  If you’re planning Maine adventure, it is a place you should definitely put on your to do list!!!!!