October 17, 2020 – Acadia National Park – Maine

Yesterday Wilma and I Adventured to Acadia National Park in Maine. Acadia National Park is a Park in Northeastern Maine that encompasses half of Mount Desert Island, and also is situated on the Schoodic Peninsula and Isle au Haut. It is 47,000 acres and popular for fall foliage seekers, winter skiing, spring fishing and hiking.

We had a spectacular Adventure to Acadia National Park. I was thrilled line up a day at this gorgeous location. Although I had planned to arise early and head for sunrise, the torrential downpours dampened my plans and we instead headed out in the afternoon. The beginning of our afternoon was rainy, but it eventually cleared up and the sun came out for the sunset. Due to the uncertain weather I decided to explore some of our favorites and more predictable locations versus some new locations of which I originally had planned. Our afternoon included: Thunder Hole, Otter Point, Jordan Pond, Sandy Beach, parts of the Ocean Path and various other stops along the route. My favorite parts of day was the thunderous Fall breeze, the amazing coastal views, seeing a rainbow, and the beautiful Jordan Pond. Wilma’s favorites part of the afternoon were: running on the beach, the smells of the beach, lots of walking, and really every moment of exploring. Acadia National Park is one of the most breathtaking places in New England. I really cannot get enough and hope to return again in the future (Rating: 5).

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Throwback Adventure – Jordan Pond, Maine – August 2015

In remembering our Shadow I decided to re-post some of our favorite Adventures on our “Throwback Adventure” Thursdays.  Shadow had amazing solo Adventures, Adventures with Buster, and Adventures with Wilma.  He was one lucky boy!  The post today was from a trip to Jordan Pond in Acadia Park that Shadow, Buster, and My Mom took back in August 2015.  One of my favorite memories was the journey Shadow, Buster, and I took around the gorgeous Jordan Pond.  There were boardwalks, rocks, bridges, and mountains, breathtaking beauty.  Forever precious memories!  Please see below for my original post including photographs and a video.

 

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday.  These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

In August 2015 My Mom, Shadow, Buster, and I journeyed to Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine.  Sadly Buster has passed away since, but he definitely enjoyed his share of adventures.  He had an amazing zest for life, led by his joyous howl, and happy tail.   We made many memories on adventures, that we fondly treasure.  He will always be missed!!

Jordan Pond was formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet during the last glacial period.  It has mountains to the west and northeast.  The loop trail around the pond is less than four miles long, and is mostly flat.  On arrival I found the area to be quite touristy, but as we began to traverse the trail around the pond we were surrounded by nature, and stunning beauty.  The perfect shaped rocks, gorgeous water, and the mountains, combined to provide a picturesque landscape.  The day of this journey it was a bit foggy, which added a mystical feature to the photos.  As per usual I took numerous photos of the boys on our adventure, and the stunning landscape.  This was definitely a trip I will always treasure.  It was one of the most gorgeous spots we have visited on our many years of adventures (Rating:  5)

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Weekly Video/Photo

If you regularly follow my blog, and the weekly/video photo I would recommend skipping on to paragraph three, specific to this week’s video/photo.  I have decided to add a weekly video/photo section to my blog.  This blog will display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

So if you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.

Today’s feature is a video from our sunset visit to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine.  We had a spectacular Adventure to Cadillac Mountain last April, one of the most beautiful spots in New England.  We actually visited twice on this trip, as I could not resist heading back to catch the sunset at this gorgeous location.  I love this video as it really looks like Shadow and Wilma are watching the sunset, and appreciating the beauty.  Definitely a must-see Mountain for those who Adventure to Maine.  If you want to read more about our Adventures to Cadillac Mountain you can type in “Cadillac Mountain” in the search box to read about our Adventures (there are actually two posts, one on our Adventure with Shadow and Buster – on a very foggy day, and one on our Adventure with Shadow and Wilma – on a clear day).  Enjoy!

 

 

April 28, 2019 – Cadillac Mountain – Maine

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine.  Cadillac Mountain is at an elevation of 1530 feet, making it the highest point along the North Atlantic Seaboard.

We had a stunning Adventure to Cadillac Mountain, enjoying the scenery in the morning, and later heading back for the sunset.  This was the second day we had journeyed to Cadillac Mountain as we had previously visited back in August 2015 with Shadow, Buster, and My Mom.  I decided to blog again about this spectacular location as the first visit, although quite magical and misty, left us absolutely no view.  This time the view was clear as can be, and absolutely breathtaking.  We walked along the path, focusing on the unique landscape, and the glorious views.  The path lead around, providing a perspective from many angles.  At one point the path lead off toward a trail so we followed this trail away from the other guests, and at peace with the world.  We found a place to sit and relish the flawless scenery.  Although I was happy with many of my photographs, I really cannot describe this location in words.  I do not remember ever seeing a more amazing view, and continually found myself commenting about this spot as we strolled around.  I think the highlight of our weekend in Maine was Cadillac Mountain.

So we decided later to head back to Cadillac Mountain for the sunset.  I had been told, and read that it was the best place to see the sunrise and sunset, so why not end the day at this sensational Mountain location.  We spent about an hour at Cadillac Mountain observing this lovely sunset.  We hopped around before finding the ideal rocks away from most other guests, and of course with the perfect view.  I do not remember the last time I watched a sunset, nor the last time I saw something so picturesque.  The sun changed from color to color before officially setting.  One of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen with my two furry friends by my side.  It was the perfect ending to a wonderful day in Mount Desert Island.  I highly recommend you visit Cadillac Mountain, and below you can see too many photographs and videos of these memorable visits (Rating:  5).

(You can read my initial blog on Cadillac Mountain by typing “Cadillac Mountain” in the “search box”.  On a mobile phone you can find this at the very bottom of the page, and on the computer you can find it to the right of the blog.  You might see it in the midst of some outside advertisements.)

 

 

 

 

April 28, 2019 – Jordan Pond – Maine

Yesterday we Adventured to Jordan Pond located in the Acadia National Park in Maine.  Jordan Pond was formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet during the last glacial period.  It has mountains to the west and northeast.  The loop trail around the pond is less than four miles long, and is mostly flat.  Jordan Pond is also known for the Jordan Pond House Restaurant that is open in-season, and includes outdoor seating on the lawn.

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Jordan Pond.  This was our second Adventure to Jordan Pond as we had been there previously with Shadow, Buster, and My Mom.  I debated on this blog as I usually do not post twice on a place I have blogged about previously.  However, my previous Adventure was one of the most amazing ones we have experienced, and definitely rated 5!  So I thought in this case I would add a short little blog and share some photographs from yesterday.

We had a shorter visit to Jordan Pond yesterday, as we did not traverse the GORGEOUS trail around the Pond.  We enjoyed strolling around the trails, and the appreciating the beauty of the Pond in complete silence.  It was fun to see Jordan pond empty from visitors, and in a different time of year.  The early spring season has created brown grass, which added some unique color to the landscape.  The Pond is spectacular framed with the Bubble Mountains, so round and perfect.  My dark cell phone photographs do not even almost give this area the credit it deserves, but still wanted to share a magnificent spot to visit in Acadia National Park.  Definitely a must see stop (Rating:  5).

(You can read my initial blog on Jordan Pond by typing “Jordan Pond” in the “search box”.  On a mobile phone you can find this at the very bottom of the page, and on the computer you can find it to the right of the blog.  You might see it in the midst of some outside advertisements.)

 

ly shaped.  We 100% will be back to visit and to hike around the Pond again (Rating:  5)

 

 

 

April 28, 2019 – Thunder Hole – Maine

Yesterday we Adventured to Thunder Hole in Bar Harbor, part of the Acadia National Park in Maine.  Thunder Hole is a popular location where the ocean waters crash into the rocky shore.  The Hole is an inlet that occurred naturally, causing the water to sometimes shoot up to forty feet in the air.  There is a small cavern under the water that intensifies the experience.  A Thunder sound is often heard, leading to the name.  A fenced viewing zone is in place, creating an up close experience.

Yesterday we had a thundering Adventure to Thunder Hole in Maine.  This was our second visit to Thunder Hole as Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I had visited previously.  On our first visit it was warmer, greener, and foggy, while today bright, cool, and sunny.  We were pleased to see less visitors to this spot today, although still an overly popular area.  Upon arrival we noticed that the area directly next to the “Hole” was closed due to unsafe conditions.  This was a little disappointing, although we were still able to get pretty close to listen to the loud thundering sound and watch the waves.  On some days the water splashed high above and into the viewing area, however it appeared a bit calmer today.  We found a spot a little above the “Hole” to watch, before walking along the rocks.  Due to the recent torrents of rain some of the rocks appeared to be little brooks, flashing me back to our mountain Adventures.  Shadow and Wilma sure did enjoy this added bonus with fresh water drinks.  We wandered through these streams before finding a quiet area with a little cool cave and shade to sit and relax.  Shadow enjoyed the comfort of the cave, and laying in the sun, while Wilma stood watching every movement of all things short and small.  The shore view was gorgeous, the water perfectly blue, and the waves crashing in sound.  The rocks in this area tend to be more square in shape then circular, and brown in color, creating unique tones to this spot.  It was nice to feel the sun on this spring day, almost too sunny for great photographs.  We relaxed for a some time before heading off to our next Adventure.  I will include some photographs from both of our visits, and two videos from our visit yesterday.  And although I do not prefer tourist types of natural attractions, Thunder Hole is definitely worth your visit (Rating:  3).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27, 2019 – Echo Lake Beach – Maine

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Echo Lake Beach in Acadia National Park in Maine.  Echo Lake Park is a fresh water swimming lake, with depths of up to 66 feet.  It is framed by views of the Beech Cliffs.

We had a rainy Adventure to Echo Lake Beach on a dark Maine afternoon.  We were thrilled to find the Beach all to ourselves.  There was a boardwalk area that guided guests to the sand, some closed for the season buildings along the way.  There were lovely mountains on either side of the lake, and some boulders in the shallow water.  We walked around for a bit making sure not to miss anything about the Beach.  There were some sticks for chewing, water for sips, and of course lots of sand for digging.  There was also a picnic table in the sand ready for some guests.  It was actually almost a little spooky being dark, empty, and not even a chance of any cell service.  We did not stay long but were pleased to visit the Echo Lake Beach in Acadia National Park (Rating:  3).

 

Throwback Adventure – Jordan Pond, Maine – August 2015

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday.  These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

In August 2015 My Mom, Shadow, Buster, and I journeyed to Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine.  Sadly Buster has passed away since, but he definitely enjoyed his share of adventures.  He had an amazing zest for life, led by his joyous howl, and happy tail.   We made many memories on adventures, that we fondly treasure.  He will always be missed!!

Jordan Pond was formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheet during the last glacial period.  It has mountains to the west and northeast.  The loop trail around the pond is less than four miles long, and is mostly flat.  On arrival I found the area to be quite touristy, but as we began to traverse the trail around the pond we were surrounded by nature, and stunning beauty.  The perfect shaped rocks, gorgeous water, and the mountains, combined to provide a picturesque landscape.  The day of this journey it was a bit foggy, which added a mystical feature to the photos.  As per usual I took numerous photos of the boys on our adventure, and the stunning landscape.  This was definitely a trip I will always treasure.  It was one of the most gorgeous spots we have visited on our many years of adventures (Rating:  5)

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