Sunday, July 26, 2015

York Harbor, Maine

Well, we were just about to head back to New York by the way of the Strawberry Bank museum outside of Portsmouth, Maine, as we'd been there many years ago and you know, we wanted to relive old memories. Well, plans are meant to be interrupted.
We ended up in York Harbor, Maine, right on the edge of the world! I love this stuff.
If just looked so beautiful and we saw a sign that said "Libby's Oceanside RV Camp". Sounded good to us so that's where we sat up camp in space # 6. It was pricey, $100 a night to be overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Well, we decided that's just where we needed to be. 
 It was truly beautiful. The wind was slightly blowing constantly and the waves crashed against the rocks all night. It was a wonderful sound.
There was a lighthouse in the distance so we hopped into Itsy to find out more about it. We found out this was called the Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse.

Picture The "Nubble" is a small, rocky island a short distance off the eastern point of Cape Neddick, about two miles north of the entrance to the York River and York Harbor. In 1602, explorer Bartholomew Gosnold met with local Indians on the island and dubbed it "Savage Rock."

The placement of a lighthouse on the Nubble had been recommended by many local mariners since 1807. An 1837 proposal was rejected on the grounds that there were already enough lights in the vicinity. Even after the wreck of the bark Isidore in 1842, north of the Nubble near Bald Head Cliff, it still took nearly four more decades before the lighthouse was established. The Isidore, according to legend, still reappears as a ghost ship with a phantom crew.    source

 After discovering the lighthouse, it was time for some ice cream! This little shop had just what we were looking for.
Driving through the little streets of York. Charming, don't you think? After being put to sleep by the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks, we woke up refreshed and ready to head back home.
 Some pretty houses that I snapped as we drove by.
 We went a little bit out of our way to Ogunguit, Massachusetts. We were here late last fall and loved the little town. It's just down the road from Kennebunkport.
The Yellow Monkey! This is where we stayed and we relived those memories again! Then it was really time to head back to New York. Hope you've enjoyed this little trip with me.

Happy trails,
Shelia ;)

Pancakes and Stephen King

 We had our day planned and of course we went back to the Bar Harbor Inn to have pancakes! Now did you know Maine grows blueberries. Little bitty blueberries and man are they delicious.
 What a beautiful dining room overlooking the water. Guess what we ordered?
 Blueberry pancakes. I know the pancake looks a little blue but Lord, it was heavenly!
After our tummies were filled to the brim with blueberry pancakes, we headed down the road, or was it up the road, to Bangor, Maine.
We ran into that ole Paul Bunyan but didn't see his ox, Babe. He really was as big as the children's books said he would be too! Then...are you ready?
 Bangor is where the horror writer, Stephen King lives. When we saw 'The Shining' at the movies way back in the 80s it scared the poop out of me. Well, not literally, but you know what I mean.
 I kinda like me some scary stories from time to time and had always heard about Mr. King living in Bangor. I figured he lived out in the country or something but no, he lives right smack in town and of course I looked up to find out where his house was and his address is on the internet!
 I wasn't going to pass up posing in front of his spider webby gates. See those little bats on the metal posts? The house itself is really a pretty Victorian. I was kinda hoping he just might walk out to get his paper or something but he didn't show up. If he had, he may have shooed me off!
This huge froggy was at the corner of his lot and I do believe he was doing his best to get out!
 Just like the other towns on the coast of Maine - LOBSTER!
Just for your viewing pleasure - a Rooster! As we were leaving Bangor out on the little roads I spied this pretty barn with a Rooster above the door. If you know me, you know I love me some yard birds!

Happy trails,
Shelia :)

Bar Harbor Inn

Okie dokie. On May 28th, we drove back to the little town of Bar Harbor.
 Just the sweetest little ole place.
 Our heads turned when we saw this red hot vintage Corvette!
 Then back to the Bar Harbor Inn positioned right on the rocky rugged coast of Maine. We stayed here many years ago and each time we are in Bar Harbor we have to come back and relive some memories.
 Such a lovely and tranquil place.
 They've even made rooms for our little feathered friends.
 Spied a 'tall ship' sitting out there! Ahoy, mates!
Of course Maine is filled with all kinds of lobster eateries and Bar Harbor was no different. Love that lobster holding his ice cream cone.
 Just a cute little town. See that moose on top of the building? And a little dog about to go for a walk.
 As we drove through some neighborhoods, in and out of wooded areas, I spied a little cutie deer. He looked up and posed for me too!

Happy trails,
Shelia ;)

Bar Harbor, Maine

Well, we made it to Bar Harbor and Kiki pulled us into the Hadley's Point Camp Ground. This was a very nice camp ground and a little rustic and there were not many folks staying here.
 We were surrounded by woods and the weather was nice and cool. The cost per night was $44 and a little change.
 See how empty it was? I've been a little bit scared before when we were the only ones in a park but I didn't get scared a bit here. I'm becoming a seasoned RVer.
 Very seldom to we get to a site that George doesn't decide to go for a run and this day was no exception. Here he is stretching before he hits the trails. I just stay behind and cheer him on.
 No, we didn't set the woods on fire. The flames did die down enough to grill some ham steaks and corn on the cob. The corn didn't get done! Oh well, I'm learning.

On May 27th, we drove up into the Acadia National Park on the coast of the state of Maine  - gorgeousness abounded.
 Sit back and relax as this is going to be chocked full of snaps.
 Wanted to show you they even post the weather so you can decide if it's worth your time!
 I'll just let you look and I'll try to be quiet. These snaps really do not give this park the justice it deserves! This was so beautiful and as we continued to climb this mountain (Cadillac Mountain) I almost lost my breath a few times!
Stopped in here for a little lunch on our way up.
 Had to stop for a Polaroid moment! :) Remember Polaroids and film? What's film? :)
Me too! Me too, sitting on top of the world.
 Had to hold our breath as we didn't want to breath in any pollutants! :) You know we did not!
 There were oodles of little islands out there.
This little guy was loving the wind blowing through his little feathers! Talk about blowing in the wind! :)

Hope you enjoyed our little trip today!
Happy trails,
Shelia ;)