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Aug 26, 2018 - Sunday in Hancock, Maine

We worshipped with the Christians in Hancock about 15 minutes from Trenton. They are likely a group of about 10 or so. There were several visitors so it was difficult to know for sure. A gentleman from the Bangor congregation does the preaching for them on Sundays. When looking at their guest book, we saw multiple people from Franklin, TN and a few people whose names we recognized. This is the closest congregation to Mt. Desert Island.

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Aug 25, 2018 - Biking on the Carriage Trail

The shuttle transports bikes, but we THOUGHT we’d be early enough to find a parking spot at the Eagle Lake lot. We had no such luck, but there was ample road parking nearby. We were on the trail by 10:20. There are 48 miles of Carriage Trails that we’re all designed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. we had no intention of doing 47 miles!! We biked along Eagle Lake with limited views of the lake. We were biking along the base of Penobscot Mountain. The trail had some inclines that had us walking our bikes. We took a junction toward Jordan Pond...

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Aug 24, 2018 - A Sunrise, a Beehive, a Bowl, and Gorham Mountain

“From October to early March, the sun strikes Cadillac Mountain first; at other times Mars Hill in Aroostook County claims the first-light crown. Cadillac Mountain is one of more than 20 mountains on Mount Desert Island, and at 1,530 feet, it’s the highest point along the North Atlantic seacoast.” (https://newengland.com/today/travel/maine/sunrise-cadillac-mountain/) A great deal of research told us that there would be limited parking and 100s of people vying for those spots. The early birds would catch the spots. We were up at 3 AM to make...

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Aug 23, 2018 - Bubbles and Lobsters

Yesterday, August 22nd, turned into a day off. It rained off and on most of the day. It was a day for laundry and an oil change. Today, however, was a beautiful day with clear, blue sky. Again, we used the shuttle system for our activities. We were on the shuttle by 10 AM and stopped at Bubble Rock Trail. Our plan was to hike North and South Bubble Rock with a view of JordanPond. When hiking over boulders and ill-marked trails that intersect with other trails, we (more than once) find ourselves going in the wrong direction. We thought we...

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Aug 21, 2018 - Acadia - Ocean Trail and Jordan's Pond

We arrived at Hull's Cove Visitors' Center about 9:30 or so. There was plenty of parking! From there, we rode the Island Explorer (free shuttle). The shuttle travels the Loop Road and surrounding areas. Considering the amount of traffic and the crowded parking areas, it is truly the only way to go. After boarding the bus around 9:30, our first stop was Sand Beach. The parking lots there were already full and cars were lining the road for miles and miles. The Loop Road is mostly a two lane one way road. Parking is permissible in the right...

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Aug 20, 2018 - Move to Trenton, Maine

We moved to Trenton for purpose of touring Mt. Desert Island more conveniently. Although the drive from Schoodic is less than 30 miles, it could be a long drive at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Time was not wasted. We spent the afternoon driving to the Southwest Harbor area to view the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. The narrow two lane road leading to the small parking area was congested with vehicles waiting for a space to open. After a 20-30 minute wait, our turn opened a perfect spot for a large truck. A steep paved trail led down to...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Timberland Acres, Trenton, ME

Today we went to Schoodik Point, Acadia. We visited Schoodik point and rode around the park. Afterwards we went to Hellen's restaurant and had some lunch. Then Bea got a haircut and I took the Jeep for a wash. Afterwards we went back to the RV to do some wash.

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Sep 25, 2017 - Timberland Acres, Trenton, ME

Today we visited Acadia National Park and drove the loop. We saw Sand beach, Thunder Hole, visited Jordan's pond restaurant and went to Cadillac mountain. The food at Jordan's pond was excellent, we had popovers, lobster rolls and wild blueberry cobbler. After Acadia, we went back to Bar Harbor and had some ice cream before heading back. When we returned we had some Tony's clam chowder to finish off the evening before we had a fire.

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Sep 24, 2017 - Timberland Acres, Trenton, ME

Today we visited Bar Harbor and looked around. A cruise ship was in the harbor so the place was a zoo. We later went back to the Chart Room for dinner. We had Lobster, asperagas and a baked potato, with blueberry cobbler for desert. The dinner was wonderful and filling. Later we had a small fire to finish off the night.

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Sep 23, 2017 - Timberland Acres, Trenton, ME

Today we went from Winthrop, ME to Trenton, ME. We are located about 12 miles from Bar Harbor. We met up with the group and had a social this evening. While in transit, we met two guys with half a canoe on their truck. They said they were going moose hunting and were going to stick the moose head under the canoe. Not sure if they were being honest, but it was interesting.

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Sep 10, 2016 - Sept 9 Bucksport Sept 10 KOA Campground Mt Desert Island Oceanside

Moving closer and closer every day! We are just poking along on purpose! Only about 30-40 miles per day. We thought we were very clever that by sheer coincidence we would be arriving in Bar Harbor after the busy Labor Day Weekend. I always believe what I want to believe and when someone suggested that it slows right down in Bar Harbor after Labor Day, I took that as a very good sign that if we arrived midweek, we were sure to score a smokin' deal on beach front property, that they would be begging us to stay and probably willing to give it...

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Sep 30, 2015 - Trenton ME

After our grueling 55 minute drive from Hermon to our current home in Trenton, we headed off into Acadia National Park at about 1:00 to do some sightseeing since the weather starting Monday afternoon is forecast to get rainy. It was a beautiful day to sightsee in Acadia and we managed to see most of the main section of the park. Since the park is actually a series of mountainous islands it makes for some great views of the surrounding lakes, Atlantic Ocean and the town of Bar Harbor...and the 4 cruise ships that are anchored off of the...

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