Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Over 1000 Miles...

The trailer is back safe and sound at our storage area. It is sad to leave it! On the drive home from Maine the trailer has passed the 1000 mile mark!

Airstream Log: This trip 496 miles and 4 nights . Lifetime 1022 miles and 6 nights

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Time for a movie

After our hike and walk around town we noticed the little old fashion movie theater in town was showing an interesting movie, we made note of this and went home to cook dinner.

We really didn't plan any specific activities for this trip, partly because we are still just learning the ins and outs of the trailer and campgrounds etc. But actually I really like to travel this way. Having too many things planned can make a trip a lot less fun.

I think this is one of the reasons I really like the idea of the trailer, having a real home away from home with you all the time instead of a generic hotel room (with check-in and check-out time) is very freeing. You can do as much or as little as you want.

In this spirit we decided to head back into town to checkout the movie we had stumbled up earlier.

The movie was filmed inside Chauvet Cave, which is pretty much completely closed to prevent people from destroying the precious and amazing cave paintings. It took a lot of work to get permission and was filmed under amazing restrictions on equipment, man-power and time in the cave. The cave painting are really incredible, checkout the trailer below.

Airstream Log: This trip 248 miles and 3 nights . Lifetime 774 miles and 6 nights

Mt Mansell (More Hiking)

As it turned out a friend from Boston was also up in Acadia. His family has a house up there and he knows the island like the back of his hand.

We let him pick a hike and he picked Mt Mansell. It was a good hike right along Long Pond.
It was a pretty clear day and you could see down to various harbors around the island. There were some low clouds but they really added to the view.

For July it wasn't really very hot or humid making it a very comfortable day for hiking.

I spotted a snake attempting to eat a frog which was puffing up and fighting for its life. I'll spare you the blurry pictures...

As and added bonus Long Pond was a great place to go swimming. And after a hike to the peak and back we needed a little cooling off.

We had a snack and swam from a big rock, not the one in this picture, this was actually across the pond from where we swam. The water was kind of freezing but you got used to it.

No hike would be complete without some ice cream after. We hit our favorite Ice Cream place in town for the third time! We also walked around town a bit but after two long hikes in a row our legs were a bit tired.

Airstream Log: This trip 248 miles and 3 nights . Lifetime 774 miles and 6 nights

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Time for a hike!

After making some coffee and breakfast we took a longer walk around the entire campground and down to the water as well.

These rocks looked really cool with the mountains behind them. Later today we'd be hiking one of those mountains!

Waking up in the trailer is so much better than a hotel!

This campground has a lot of spots for big rigs, this was a "friend" Maxwell made on the walk. Actually there were a lot of other dogs around the campground.

Campground people seem to be very friendly and nice, maybe it is because they are all on vacation.

Max is tool old for the hike we will be taking but he seem to feel at home in the trailer.

We hiked Acadia mountain, it isn't the biggest peak here, but it was a beautiful hike.

On a trip years ago (tent camping) we stayed in the National Park and climbed Cadillac Mountain the highest and most popular peak.

The views were stunning, and we enjoy lunch at the peak.

We aren't really roughing it much this trip, we have full hookups and are eating out almost once a day.

After some downtime we set off to town for some dinner.

Airstream Log: This trip 248 miles and 2 nights . Lifetime 774 miles and 5 nights

Friday, July 1, 2011

Maine day 2

Aaah nothing like waking on a beautiful day and taking the dog for a walk around a campground. Specially a campground right on the ocean with views like this.

Maxwell my dog seems to really like campgrounds, no mystery it is probably the smell of hundreds of people's meals.

Fridays are my work at home day and since I was low on vacation days I didn't take it off. The campground had WiFi but it proved to be horrible slow and at times I believe hacked into. As a second resort I signed up for tethering and used my iPhone and AT&T 3G for the internet. It actually faster and a lot more reliable than the WiFi at the campground.

It hardly seemed like working sitting outside under the trailers awning typing away.

After a half day of work we went into Bar Harbor for some lunch and a walk. We've been here before so we hit some of the places we liked before and checked out some new places.

Then is was back to work for a little while.

Airstream Log:  This trip 248 miles and 1 nights .  Lifetime 774 miles and 4 nights