Happy Monday! I realized it’s probably time to share our trip to Maine. Let me just start by saying if you have never been there, GO! It is absolutely beautiful!
October 10th, we flew into Portland, Maine and headed north to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. As it was raining and already dark, we decided to find somewhere to eat, get some sleep, and wake up early ready to go. We woke up the next morning to more rain. Determined to make the most of it, we trekked through Acadia National Park scoping out where we wanted to go the following day in which we were promised sun. After a hike in the rain that lead to a view of fog and a few fall colors, we decided the park wasn’t in our plans for the rest of the day.
We awoke day two in Maine to a little sun, but no rain. Hooray! Photographer happy dance! We went to breakfast and it was off to Acadia! Within five minutes of the guard shack we came across this.
As a girl who grew up with little fall, I was instantly in awe! After playing around here for a bit, we went a little further, passed Sand Beach, and landed at this beautiful rocky coast.
I don’t know about you, but this is what I imagine heaven to be like. We spent quite a bit of time not only taking pictures, but just sitting out on these rocks listening to the waves crash below. From here, we continued on Park Loop Road, with the occasional stop for a picture or two, until we reached Jordan Pond. By the time we reached Jordan Pond, the wind had picked up and the breeze was a little chilly. However, it was totally worth it for this view.
We were just about to call it a day when we decided to scope out a place where the Milky Way might be visible (forever star-gazing remember?). We decided to venture up Cadillac Mountain when we hit this spot.
Having found our spot, we ventured back into Bar Harbor to explore the little shops. After the sun went down, we decided to order a pizza from a local restaurant with amazing reviews and headed out to see the Milky Way. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint!
The next morning we left Bar Harbor and drove down the coast on Route 1 to head back to Portland. While in Portland, we ate delicious food, shopped in Old Port, visited breweries, and saw many lighthouses. Our first night in Portland, we drove five minutes from where we were staying to Bug Light at sunset.
This little park was so cute and peaceful with not many people. While we visited Bug Light a few other times, we also spent two sunrises at the Portland Head Light. We spent each morning on a different side of the lighthouse, both of which were perfect.
If I could spend the first moments of my morning here every day, I would be a very happy girl. I don’t care how cold I was, it was one hundred percent worth it. Our last night in Portland, we decided to go to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and while the path out to the lighthouse was interesting, it was still amazing to walk all the way out to it.
Maine will forever hold a special place in my heart, and whether Dan likes it or not we WILL live there at some point in our lives.
Hopefully you enjoy the photos… and my rambling!