The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune,
It moves us not.–Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
Why, yes I have just been waiting to use that one. How did you know? It’s one of my favorites. I think that ‘ole Wordsworth guy might just make something of himself. He’s no Joy, but he’ll do in a pinch.
The photo above is one that I took from Acadia National Park’s Thunder Hole. Now, that isn’t a view of Thunder Hole in action, but the view of the ocean that flows into it. The action is beneath where I’m standing for this shot. Well, I’m not in the hole, but you get the scene, right? Thunder Hole was a huge hit with me and my kids. I would post photos of it, but it wouldn’t do the site justice. It’s fantastic and a must see. I’d go back to Bar Harbor just to experience it AND the rest of Acadia again.
We also drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain. It’s an experience that you’ll just have to understand that you’re missing unless you’ve done it. Put it on your list.
Bar Harbor is a great little town. You can get around by bike if you’re into that kind of thing. I’d like to be into that kind of thing, but I live in Atlanta. We get extra points for running down people on 2 wheels. In Bar Harbor I think that might be a crime. Unsure…
There are some great beers brewed in Bar Harbor. Not that I got to tour any of the breweries though…so sad. I did pick up some of the award winning beer that beat out Sam Adams though. It’s now rattling around in my car and I’m praying I don’t get busted with it when I cross into Canada. You can check it out here:
I found this great little place to eat called Geddy’s there too. We liked it so much we ate there twice. It was the second place that DS#2 got Clam Chowder. He’s found a new love and it comes in a bowl.
Another cool thing about Geddy’s (pronounced Jeddy’s by a local) is that they have a web cam. Who cares, right? Well, DH cared. When I sent him a link that I was taking the kids there he noticed they had a live web cam. So, when we got there I called him and he was able to see us online. Very awesome, huh?! That was great. Too bad we couldn’t see him though. Just remember that if you stand there waving like a crazy person to someone nobody else can see, some people might think you’re a nut hut candidate. Not everyone knows there’s a web cam there. So, be psycho at your own risk.
I asked the kids which place they would most like to revisit (keep in mind the trip is not over) and their answer was Ba Haba. So, yay to that.
OMG…I forgot to tell you that I did some laundry at the creepiest spot on Earth in Bar Harbor. I asked the hotel if there were laundry facilities I could use and they said they didn’t have any, but the hotel next door agreed to let me use theirs. The bellman from our hotel took me and DS#2 over there to show us where it was and (true to his earlier 1/2 bag delivery) left us there to walk back. Sooo funny to me.
You know what wasn’t funny? The fact that the one washer and dryer were OUTSIDE!! WTH?! AND…they were under a portico attached to (possibly) the garage that the serial killer “Jigsaw” from the SAW movie series keeps his contraptions in during his murder off season. I kept thinking that I was going to be his next victim. It didn’t help that I scrapped all reason and did laundry at 10 at night. Who does that? An idiot. I survived, but I’m going to have nightmares for the rest of my life. At least I’ll be breaking out in hives in my clean laundry.