Wednesday, July 19, 2006
I finally got our Northeast vacation pictures edited and uploaded to the gallery. Be sure and check them out. There are a lot as the pictures turned out great and I had trouble trying to choose. I've been working in the yard as much as possible this week as school starts next week (for teachers). I definitely am not ready to go back. I need another month at least. Next year we aren't supposed to start until the middle of August. I think I'll like that better.
Friday, July 14, 2006
We arrived back home about 4:30 this afternoon. The motorhome has been unloaded and most of the stuff put away. Tomorrow will be spent doing laundry and catching up on the yard work. We had a wonderful vacation and everyone was still speaking to each other at the end of our trip! I will post pictures in the gallery as soon as possible - just not tonight! :-)
Monday, July 10, 2006
Yesterday we explored Acadia National Park. We took the Park Loop Road and stopped at all the popular spots. How did we know they were popular? There were very few parking places! Of course it was also a beautiful sunny SUNDAY. As we were in Maine we had to have a lobster dinner. That did NOT live up to our expectations. Because Bob doesn't care for seafood we opted for a place that served other food also. Lobster was obviously not their speciality! Oh well, at least we can say we had Maine lobster. We had scheduled a "whale-sighting" cruise for today but that, also, was a disappointment. We didn't make it beyond the harbor as the waves were really big and fog was coming in. It probably was a good thing that the boat turned around as people, including Mindi and Sarah, were starting to turn green. We did get our money back. So we went back to Acadia Nat'l Park, drove up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, and went to see a lighthouse. We stopped at a little restaurant in Southwest Harbor and had a great lunch complete with wild blueberry crisp. Well worth the price! Tomorrow we start for home with a stop in MA to visit Cape Cod. This may be the last post as I don't know what kind of internet connections we will get on the road. I hope to get all the pictures uploaded as soon as I get home so check back.
Saturday, July 8, 2006
After a leisurely start this morning we arrived at the Mt Desert Resort on Mt Desert Island, Maine about 4 PM. It was so nice to get to our next stop with time to relax and enjoy our surroundings. It seems like so much of our trip has been rush to leave one destination and arrive just in time for dinner and bed at our next destination. This resort is very nice and most of the employees are from Florida. They work here in the summer and return south when the campground closes for the winter. The campground is next to the water and the sunset this evening was beautiful. Our plans for tomorrow are still hazy but I know they will include NO RUSHING!
Friday, July 7, 2006
Today we went to the top of Mount Washington. This mountain is less than half the size of Pike's Peak but the Cog Railway trip to the top was much more intense than our rail trip to the top of Pike's Peak. The grade on Mount Washington averages 25% and the train goes straight up the mountain! It was very chilly and windy at the top.Â Â Our next stop was the Flume Gorge. It was a mile and a half hike and we all survived even Sarah. Tomorrow it's on to Maine. I want to apologize for not posting any of the vacation pictures in the vacation gallery. Apparently the internet connection that we have been using does not allow big uploads so I will have to wait until we get home to upload the pictures.
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Well, we are 6 days into our vacation and finally have an interent connection! We celebrated the 4th in Tioga, our hometown, with a family picnic at the lake where we were camping. Be sure and check out the pictures in the Gallery. On the 5th we celebrated Mindi's birthday with cake and watermelon. We had a good time visiting with all the relatives. Today we traveled from PA to Twin Mountain, NH. We had to make a detour in New York state because a section of I-88 had been washed out by the flooding. We were surprised at the extent of the flooding in eastern NY. We took US-4 across Vermont and even though the road was narrow, twisty, and SLOW the towns were very quaint. Many of the large, old homes had been turned into Bed and Breakfasts or restaurants. Tomorrow we are taking the Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington. Look for more pictures.