Thursday, October 9, 2014

Acadia National Park

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.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08