The Magnificent Cousin Hy
Photos: Day 8
On Day 8 of our trip, we spent the afternoon hiking with Cousin Hy and his wife, Wonderful Roz. This gave us the opportunity to catch up with them both and learn about what their twin children, Diana and Phil, are up to nowadays.
Photos: Day 9
On Day 9, Alison drove to Bangor to pick up Ian at the airport. They then drove the 2-3 hours to Eastport, Maine to spend a few days with the relatives on his dad's side of the family. As for me and what I did on Day 9, I'm drawing a complete blank.
Photos: Day 10
Day 10 featured more hiking in and around the Eastport area. Whatever I did, I apparently did without a camera, as there is no photographic evidence.
Photos: Day 11
On Day 11, Alison, Ian, Cam and Nancy all returned to Bar Harbor to begin the weekend's wedding festivities. The highlight of the day was a 2-hour cruise aboard the Margaret Todd, a four-masted schooner that offers sightseeing trips in the Mount Desert Island area.
The Father of Acadia
Photos: Day 5
Day 5 featured a trip to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point in both Acadia National Park and the surrounding area. It was named after Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer and relentless self-promoter.
Photos: Day 6
Day 6 featured a trip to Thunder Hole, offering some impressive crashing waves at high tide; dinner at Jordan Pond House, offering decent food and a spectacular view; and sunset over Eagle Lake, as viewed from Acadia's Park Loop Road.
Day 7 featured multiple long walks: an early morning walk for Alison and Liesl, a mid-morning walk along the coastal path for me, and a hike for Alison, John and Becca. Oddly enough, no photos were taken today. Sorry about that.
Tomorrow, however, the group will start to expand as the first guests arrive in advance of Friday's wedding celebration. I expect that many photo opportunities will present themselves.
Photos: Day 2
Day 2 featured a hike that Alison did with two girlfriends, acquaintances of my Uncle Bert, that she met last summer. Here are some pictures from the day.
Photos: Day 3
Day 3 started with breakfast at Jordan's Restaurant, a local favorite. They feature "all things blueberry," which provide plenty of terrific breakfast options. Later in the day, Alison and I were joined by my niece Becca for a stroll along one of the carriage paths in Acadia. These carriage paths, a very popular destination at Acadia, were built between 1919 and 1931 and funded by John D. Rockefeller Jr. They represent his (very impressive) intent of keeping Mount Desert Island free from motorized vehicles. It's amazing what one can do with virtually unlimited funds.
Photos: Day 4
My stroll along the carriage path the previous day turned out much longer than I anticipated (I'll spare you that embarrassing story) and so my own Day 4 was spent entirely at our rental home, reading, resting, napping and recuperating. There are worse ways to spend a day of vacation! While I did that, Alison, Liesl and Becca went for another hike, this one with some more elevation to it and offering a significantly better view from the top. You'll find some pictures below.
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