Acadia National Park
Of the small list of things that might’ve convinced me to stay in Boston permanently, Acadia National Park being a 5 hour drive away -aka a weekend trip - is number one; followed closely by Heroes at TT the Bears.
great hikes, of which we only got to do three (impressive for only having about 36 hours in the area)
Nova Scotia vibe.
Holly and Akshay were great travel and hiking companions.
some memories of the trip:
Polish owner of our cottage being one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. We reminisced about Europe
Akshay recruiting Holly to gulliblize me
frustration and laughs during 20 Questions and Contact eg, ”Are you some type of onomatopoeia? Are you ‘CLOMP’?”
best muffins/ bagels ever at a small cafe in Ellsworth
me getting Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin” stuck in my head until I actually tripped, drew blood, and nearly continued “rollin” off some rocks.
the most perfect scene behind the Jordan Pond House of the valley between two mountains and a lake. Me deciding I want my fictional future wedding to take place there.
poppovers - rolls native to Maine, Im assuming - a cross between a biscuit and a rolle, great with jam!
Cadillac mountain head - beautiful views.
the ocean path trail from Sand Beach mostly consisting of us climbing over rocks along the shore until we found the Thunder Hole, a small cave which swells with water quickly and the waves crash to make a thundering sound - many a queef joke was made here. We also saw a double rainbow move across the sky with storm clouds. a beautiful sight.
Sand Beach at sunset and a game of frisbee.
more than 12 hours the first day spent exploring Acadia.
slept in til 8, headed to Schoodic Point and did a massive hike unintentionally because we had no trail information about it, Stopped in Bar Harbor to pick up food for the beach, back to Sand Beach where we thought we would get in, but the ice cold temperatures didn’t see me in beyond my knees unlike Akshay’s badass self.