Vacation part 3: Maine

Mostly, we saw lighthouses.

I mean we camped...

And explored rocky shores...

Despite the warnings...

But the people of Maine are proud of their lighthouses! When we first got into the state, we stopped at a Maine Welcome Center. Without any prompting, the woman behind the counter started telling us about lighthouses along our route we should stop to see, and the ones that weren't worth stopping for. We ended up with a much longer but more scenic trip to the campsite! And the pictures along the way? I can barely believe I took them.

Besides rock-hiking and lighthouse-hunting, we spent our time driving to see the beautiful sites of Acadia National Park and walking the shops and streets of Bar Harbor, watching the ships come in & go out. It was so beautiful, and so, so relaxing. Because we away from home for the 4th of July, we went to the small town parade, which, on the surface was just like an Indiana small town parade, but there were definite differences. That's a whole post of its own, though.

We were extra-patriotic, and spent the 4th and 5th (the day Independence Day was celebrated, since the 4th fell on a Sunday) driving through 8 of the 13 original colonies, and even over the George Washington Bridge and through the city where the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Alas, we didn't watch fireworks.

View all the pictures of Maine & our trip home:
Maine (vacation part 3)


affectioknit said...

FUN! I do love lighthouses too!

cachet said...

we love Maine...have seen the BH 4th parade too! and have visited some of those lighthouses. :)

Heather said...

Great pics! I love your baby timeline. I always loved to read what each week brought in development.


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