Hello all ~ Just a quick check-in, at the halfway point of our vacation. I can't tell you how great it's been, and if I thought I loved New England before, I love it even more now.
I am writing to you at the moment from our room in the B&B we found in Bar Harbor, Maine. We are in a lovely room just a short drive (and only slightly longer walk) from the main part of town. The place we are staying (The Cleftstone Manor) is on the National Register of Historic Places - how cool is that? In a little bit we will be heading to breakfast, and then off to Acadia National Park for a hike.
The weather has been perfect (high today is expected to be 65 degrees!), and our adventures have been fun. I can reassure you that fall is on the way - the leaves are starting to change up here, and it's been pleasantly cool and crisp. The people we've run into have said it's taken a little longer for the leaves to start changing, and apparently the summer was hot enough and without as much rain, so many towns have water bans in place (however, everyone's garden's still look lovely - what is the secret!?).
We have eaten delicious food, had amazing local beers, and easily walked 8-10 miles every day. (Which is good, considering the first part of that sentence.)
I've taken LOTS of photos, and will share them when I'm home and can get organized. But suffice it to say, this trip is a huge success. I mean, how could it not be, when you see things like this every single day?
Have a good rest of the week!