I will start by saying this is just 4 small pictures out of like 200 we both took over the quickest 2.5day trip to Maine. The time lined up correctly that my friend Dave and I had a weekend off and I am up for some adventure whenever I can find it.
This was one of the best adventures I have had yet.
We drove up Friday night after work to save time. Bed just after midnight and awake by 4:15 to make it to the Sunrise only to see fog and maybe the end of Mugsy's leash, yes it was that think.
No worries, we are
not grumps and muscled on thru breakfast, town stroll and then to our first hike. We were on top on Mount Champlain by lunchtime. Hell man, I was on top of a mountain!! Totally awesome. Again no view because it was rainy but the trip up was beautiful. The blueberry plants were all fiery red, the trees were just turning color and just the rocky areas themselves.
We decided to check out Bar Island as you can only walk there at low tide. Again I was just taken by the mix of mountains and woods on top of the ocean. We walked across the sand bar and as I am entering the woods there are 2 deer standing like 6 feet in front of us.
Back in town we find great food, super dog friendly stores and touristy stuff. It was great to be a tourist in another persons town.
From this pic you can see my company is entertaining as well.
This is our second road trip and I hope we can do more. We travel well together and he is just enough of a goof ball that I can relax and have fun. I might let him hang around for a while. ;)
Don't let this picture fool you. Sunday was beautiful until you climb to this height and you literally climbed back into the clouds. AWESOME!! So we missed the view from the top but got to see it multiple times on the way up. Did I mention we have a 17 lb Boston with us. He hiked like a champ as long as he didn't have to walk in a puddle. This day included only 1 hike but we covered 3 areas we wanted to see. Can you say 5.5 miles with a Mountain to start? Yeah, I'm a beast now!
And finally on the last day we rose again at 4:15, packed up and headed to the top of Cadillac Mountain once again. We got to see the most beautiful star filled sky slowly turn red and then the sun popped up. Incredible.
The down side to the whole trip? Not enough time. I hope we can do it again but add 2 days, We left with a list of things we wished we had done. We filled every moment from sunrise to exhaustion and I headed home with a happy heart.