On the move again
Yesterday morning, we said goodbye to our Eastport hosts, hopped on Route 1 and headed south and west for Bar Harbor. My Uncle Bert (my mom's brother) and his wife Suzi have a summer home there. Since the audio book we've been listening to had expired while we were away from the Internet and unable to renew it, we switched over to Bossypants by Tina Fey. I doubt she'll be in the race for a Pulitzer, but she is one funny gal.
Remember those wealthy tourists that Campobello Island was trying to attract? Well, Bar Harbor was trying to do the same, but whereas Campbello landed only the Roosevelts, Bar Harbor was able to land the likes of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Morgans, Fords, Carnegies and Astors. With that kind of financial firepower, Bar Harbor became a haven for the ultra-wealthy while Campobello quickly petered out. These ultra-wealthy became known as rusticators, affluent people who wanted to "commune with nature" within the comfort of their 18-bedroom "cottages" and tended to by a dozen servants.
We took just a single picture yesterday (below), of Uncle Bert, Aunt Suzi and Alison.
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