Monday, June 14, 2010

Bar Harbor Maine

Our first full day in Bar harbor it was, yes, raining!  We thought it would be a good day for a drive through Arcadia National Park and some of the harbor villages.   The park was pretty. Quite a mix of the mountain scenery and the ocean lifestyle next to each other.  Arcadia was owned at one time by the Rockefeller’s.  They also had a house on one of the coves.  He donated the land as a national park upon his death.  Apparently he did not want the automobile to tear up the roads and vegetation, so it was stipulated in his will that fifty miles of the roads were to be travelled only by foot, horse or bicycle.  Also at his death, the house on the cove was to be burned.  A bit bazaar.  The Rockefeller family still summers in Bar harbor, they own an island!

On our drive we stopped at the Jordan Pond Restaurant for a popover…Kind of looks like a muffin but made from pastry and it is hollow inside.  You fill it with butter and jam!  Yummy with a mug of wicked wild blue blueberry coffee!  Jordan Pond was more like a lake and it was fresh water, not part of the harbor or bay.  There was another large lake on the other side of the ridge.  It supplies Bar Harbor with fresh water.

Seal Harbor

When I mentioned all the beautiful homes we had seen, we were told they were “cottages,”  mostly summer homes.

One of the local inhabitants!

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