July 25 - Bar Harbor

Sunday July 25, 2004 – Traveled to Bar Harbor, ME – about a 295 mile trip. The day was mostly overcast, but it was cool and the cars ran well. We took a divided highway for most of the day, making good time. We departed Moncton around 8:30am and arrived in Bar Harbor just before 5pm. There was a time zone change, so we actually drove about 9 ½ hours. We didn’t stop except for fuel for the cars and the people.

We arrived at the Quimby House Inn, a really nice hotel, near the downtown area. After checking in and unpacking, we took a walk and found a restaurant.

Before going there, let’s discuss unpacking. I think everyone has developed a similar system. We all have the “mother ship” of bags and then the auxiliary bags. The mother ships do not come into the hotels very often. In this case, there are three floors and no elevators, therefore the mother ships stay in the cars. Now I have noticed that our auxiliary bags have themselves become mini-mother ships. Pretty soon we’ll be dragging all our clothes stuffed in our auxiliary bags into the hotels while the mother ships remain in the cars largely empty.

Below you can see Lyn saying “Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! We have to climb all the way up THOSE?”

We had a really nice lobster dinner topped off by blueberry pie. Blueberries are a big thing in this area of the country. We did a bit of obligatory shopping. All in all it was a good day. Bar Harbor is really nice. The weather in the evening was wonderful. Susan and Larry sipped a little New York State wine on the deck to end the evening.