Steve and I took the mailboat to the islands. They called it a ferry boat but it was a smaller boat and didn't hold cars. This is where we left from.
The picture below is us leaving little Cranberry Island.
We ate at little Cranberry Island. It's a BLT and the bacon was at least a 1/2 inch thick. Very yummy!! There's not a lot to do on the islands.....a little more on the small island than Big Cranberry. I loved the ferry ride though!!!
When we first got to Maine we asked the owners of the B&B we stayed at where we need to go while we were here. They said we had to hike around Jordan Pond and then stop at the restaurant there and have a popover. The hike was 3 1/2 miles around. It was a nice strolling hike and we did get rained on towards the end. It was beautiful!!
Having a popover at the restaurant there was magical. We got a table outside. All the tables had there own umbrellas and there were flowers everywhere. It was like I was in a watercolor painting. A warm popover with fresh squeezed lemonade with Steve. It just couldn't get any better!
One of my goals in Maine was to have lobster at least once a day.
I don't think Steve thought it was going to be his.......it just happened that way. Sunday night after we arrived we went to the West Street restaurant and had our first lobster of the trip.
The next night I had a lobster casserole thing that was so good!! Steve ordered a clam bake. The surprise on his face when the clam bake came with a lobster!! :)
Lobster rolls...lobsters in everything. Steve is eating lobster stew with some mussels.
Our last dinner there had to be the best meal we had. It was on the water front and we sat outside. It was Steve's birthday so we wanted to order something good. Good just doesn't describe it well at all. The lobster was wood fired grilled and the steak is perfect!!! I can handle 4 days of lobster. :)
Lobster fishing is huge in Maine. On one of our tours the guide said that the fisherman have their own places where they catch lobster. If anyone gets in their space to catch lobsters it can get pretty heated. He said last year 2 boats were burned from other fisherman getting in their space.
This is the trip we took on the mail ferry to big and little Cranberry Island. In the picture you can see that floaty thing. It's a lobster trap and the ocean is littered with them. They're different colors depending on the fisherman catching them.
They island is full of stacked lobster traps everywhere.
This is one of the lobster boats. We had lunch on the dock and most of the time we just watched them sort out the lobsters. The ones they kept they put in a bigger container but the ones that they couldn't they would throw over back in the ocean. It was so fun to watch.
The internet at the bed and breakfast we are staying at is really bad so for now I'm really limited as to the pictures I can put up and the time I've got to write......bummer.
Monday morning we decided to visit Acadia National Park. We went to the visitors center and saw that they had a bus that went around it and we could get off at different stops. The first stop was the Cadillac mountain train. We were told it was 2.4 miles and a moderate hike. What the heck....we'll do it. It was up hill all the way. And not just uphill but over some pretty big boulders. We were sweating like crazy......heat, humidity and how hard it was.
After an hour and a half of this we made it to the top. The view was incredible!!! Now we had to go back down. I was a little worried cuz of some of the rocks we'd have to climb down and knowing us (mainly Steve :) ) we could easily slip and fall. In the distance we saw a tour trolley. We went to the tour guide/driver and asked him if he could take us down the mountain. He could for $5 a piece. It was so worth it! I'm so glad we did this but I'm not sure we'd do it again.
I have tons more pics. but I may have to wait til we get home. We'll see how the connection is tomorrow night. :)
Yesterday Emily and I went to the bank with my bucket of change to cash in. One of the banks change machines was broken and the other one didn't have one. So we thought we'd try putting it in rolls. We tried the grocery store but they wanted 10 cents on the dollar. I wanted all the money......and the machine at the bank was free.....if it was fixed.
Jaron, Emily and I started putting it in rolls. We had $100 just in quarters. It took us a while but when we were done we had $176. Steve and I are going to use the money on our trip to Maine. I've been saving the change since January. I'm going to do this again and see how much change I can save up in a year. :)
These pics are from the last half of the day. The first half of the day pics. are on a different computer.....crazy. Emily wanted steak for her birthday dinner. Steve did some great grilling of some tri-tips for all of us.
We all crammed around our table. It all tasted great!
Emily got a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake (cookies and cream) and I bought sparkler candles for her to blow out.
They were hard to light......so Christopher helped.
And they were hard to blow out. But she finally got them all out.