It was an odd season for us. We truly enjoyed the area. It was much busier than the area we were in last year, but that is to be expected being so close to a National Park in the east. The food was downright diet-busting and that's all we'll say about that! Hiking and biking opportunities are everywhere, and we did as much as we reasonably could taking into account Chelsea's capabilities. The weather...well it wasn't that great. Like most of the east coast this summer, we had a lot of wet weather. A direct result of this was mosquitos that could carry away small children...seriously! Once again, we worked with a great bunch of people, and had many enjoyable moments. Let's get to some pictures!
Our first hike, and done many times over the summer at Ship Harbor
I stopped counting how many lobsters met their demise at Al's hands
Gorham Mountain was our first, but not last, hike that was more of a rock "scramble" than a hike. I do declare that I found hiking in Acadia more difficult, apart from altitude, than in Colorado.
FDR's summer cottage on Campobello Island was our first stop in Canada this summer.
We also visited beautiful Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia....
where we saw our one and only moose of the summer.
The most photographed bridge in Maine at Somesville
breathtaking views on trails VERY close to the edge of the cliffs!
Visiting RV Dreamer friends...
friends from back home (Jim in the white shirt, Judy seemed to be avoiding my camera!)
Al's co-worker Janice and family from the ambulance...and other fellow bloggers who dropped in for visits as they were passing through the area.
Geocaching took us to out-of-the-way places like Hunter's Beach
and picturesque buildings.
kayaking on Long Pond where we found the loons
The Carriage Roads are a unique feature of Acadia that we enjoyed exploring.
Our last hike in Acadia on the last day the park was open, overlooking beautiful Sand Beach.
We personally had several setbacks this year with our vehicles and our health. We also had two terrible losses this year. However, we will have fond memories of Acadia: good friends, wonderful scenery and good times. We enjoyed our work at Mount Desert Narrows, and appreciate the confidence our managers displayed in our abilities.
We now turn our attention to a week long visit with our families on Long Island NY, and then we head to Campbellsville KY to start at Amazon on 10/28. Our future plans are finding us heading west again next year! We have settled our summer season job for next year, and will be working at Luton's Teton Cabins in Moran, Wyoming. Its a beautiful guest ranch at an entrance to Tetons National Park, and 30 miles south of the southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We are very excited to be heading west again, and look forward to another summer of new experiences...and hopefully less problems!