Well, even after testing to make sure I could post in Maine, I never did...sooooo...now it's make up time!
Maine was wonderful. I mean, so wonderful that we made a business plan for when we move up there! Here's all we did...
The first day, we drove to New Hampshire and rode a steam powered train to the top of Mt. Washington. The engine pushes the passenger car instead of being in front. It was crazy...and a little nerve racking! Once we were to the top, the views were great!
The next couple of days we spent time in Boothbay Harbor, and we went on a sight seeing cruise and whale watching. The first boat ride was pretty good...good weather, not too bumpy, and tons of sights to be seen. We saw several light houses, a baby bald eagle, and even the black pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean! The second ride, however, was a little less great. We did see a couple of whales, but the ride made both of us sick. If you've ever been motion sick, you understand how miserable this can be :(
We also went up close to a couple of lighthouses. One was at Pemaquid Point. It's the light house on the Maine state quarter! We climbed up to the top, and we climbed on the rocks at the shore while we were there. It's was so much fun!
The most fun we had was going to Schoodic Point. It was a long drive, but it was totally worth it. It's part of Archadia National Park...lots of long rocky cliffs to climb on. They make me nervous, but the boys loved it. It did make for some beautiful pictures. You could look out and see Cadillac Mountain. When we left the shore, we drove to the top of that mountain and looked down to see where we had just been. It was amazing! I get nervous driving up mountains, but Tim is an excellent driver so it wasn't too bad. I don't know which was better, the top of the mountain or on the rocks!
Over the rest of the trip, we did more sight seeing and visiting other towns around Boothbay Harbor. It really was the best vacation!
There are tons more to write about...the trip and since then. Maybe I'll blog more this week! Until then, here are lots of pics from Maine...