Friday, July 19, 2013

Boston/Bar Harbor Trip - Wrap Up

Alrighty - time to wrap up this update =)

Our last day in Bar Harbor started preeeetty early.  As I mentioned before, part of what we were excited to do on this trip was go on a whale watching tour.  Actually...I'm not even going to sugar coat was the primary reason I booked this trip.  I had done a ton of research on the area and Bar Harbor, Maine is one of the prime locations for whale watching in the country.  And this time of year was the prime time to see migrating pods and newly born calves.  So, yeah, maybe I got my hopes up a bit, but I was definitely expecting to do some whale watching while we were there =)

On Sunday, we woke up super duper early to check on the status of the excursions.  If we couldn't go whale watching, we were at least hoping to go on a lobstering trip or the nature cruise...but, as it turns out, ALL boating adventures were cancelled for the day.  Marc and I are troopers, though, so we opted to grab a hearty breakfast, go back to the b&b for a nap, then do something athletic for the day.

We ended up renting bikes and taking a biking tour of the carriage roads around Acadia National Park.
Awkward Invisalign smile...
Our trusty steeds...
This was the view for the majority of the bike ride, but at least it wasn't raining!
It actually wasn't too shabby of a day!  We biked a total of 22 miles (Marc was an excellent navigator), and then stopped by a local spot for some lunch.  The sun even poked his head out for a while!
Well deserved blueberry beer.
Lobster roll and tots - these were some of the best tots I've ever had in my life...they had to have been triple fried or something.  Super crunchy!
After that, we relaxed a little more at the b&b, got ready for dinner, and had our second lobster dinner feast =)  I was really on a lobster kick after my first experience the night before.

We turned in early that night since we had to wake up early to head back to Boston the next day.  We were able to do the "scenic" route on the way back, so naturally I wanted to stop at a beach and take some pictures.
Stopping by a beach in Maine on the way home.
 After we got back to Boston, we had dinner at a fantastic place in the North End called Nico's Ristorante.  It was a fantastic food finale to our trip =)

And that wraps up our Northeastern Summer Adventure!  I've been giving a few picture highlights along the way, but see below if you'd like to check out the full album:

Boston/Bar Harbor 2013

Hope you've had a wonderful summer!

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