Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Emma!

This past weekend I drove up to Henry County to celebrate my niece Emma's third birthday.  We had a luau and the food was so delicious!  My sister did a great job!  Here are some pictures from my sister's phone.
Emma blowing out her candles
Me and sweet Mae, my other niece
My parents and our friend Tracy!
Love this picture of Mae, with my grandparents holding her.
Planning on posting some more Maine pictures tomorrow, so check back!  Hope ya'lls week is off to a great start!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Maine: Bodies of Water

This is my second post about our Maine trip, if you missed the first post, you can find it here!
In this post I'm going to share some pictures of all the bodies of water we saw!  We were on an island most of the time, so that resulted in a lot of water pics. :)
Here's a little map of where we stayed, to give you some context.
Map courtesy of
Our cottage was in Somesville, so these first few pictures were taken at Somes Sound!
Next was Hadlock Pond, which was right down the road.  
They had these logs placed all around the lake.  
There were some giant tadpoles in this pond!
Then we went to a little inlet.  There were a bunch of these little overlooks all over the island.  
I was an island after all...
Our first full day there, it was about 75ish degree when you were at the water.  Right outside of Acadia National Park there was a "beach" area that had some coarse rocky sand.  There were people laying out in bathing suits and swimming in the really cold water.  
Later that day we went into Acadia National Park on the island 
(it's all of the green area on the map).  These pictures were at Jordan Pond, which was absolutely beautiful with the mountains in the background.
There were a bunch of minnows in the water, which sort of freaked me out considering it's the main water source for that part of the island.
But other than that, the water was very clear!
Next we went to Bubble Pond, which was also in the park.  It was very windy at this pond, 
due to the wind coming through the two Bubble Mountains.  It felt about 15 degrees cooler at this pond, and there were whitecaps on the water.
Next we drove up the mountain and saw Bubble Pond from above!
It was windy up there too!
The next day we had a picnic at another part of the park, Bass Harbor (far south end of the map).  There were a bunch of picnic tables facing the water.  It was pretty chilly this day.
This picture is from right up the road, at Manset.  This part of town had a lot of boat repair shops.
Later in the week we went back to the mainland and farther east over to 
Schoodic Peninsula, which is also part of Acadia National Park.  
Thought that was kind of strange since the rest of the park is on an island.
Next we went over to Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada.
The water was so clear everywhere, and so very cold!
After making our way back to the States, we stopped in Lubec, Maine, 
which is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States.  
The next couple of pictures are from my iPhone and were taken at Bar Harbor.  We spent most of our nights in Bar Harbor, and sadly I didn't get any pictures from there on my nice camera.  
That's it for the bodies of water pictures!!  Check back in a couple of days for the Maine: Lighthouses pictures!  (Promise it'll be a shorter post)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Maine: The Food

Two weeks ago, the first week of June, Husband and I took an amazing trip up to Maine! We stayed on Mount Desert Island (pronounced like "to desert the Army"), in the north of Maine.  We flew out of Atlanta and landed in Bangor, Maine, which was about an hour west of the island.  We stayed in a small cottage in the small city of Somesville on the island.  The next few posts will be pictures of the trip, but we'll start with the most important aspect of the trip: the food!!!  When asked what he was most excited about leading up to the trip, Timothy consistently said "lobster"!  And lobster he had.

And now, for your enjoyment...the food of Maine trip 2013!

Our first night we ate in Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island at Geddy's.  
This was spinach, goat cheese, artichoke dip.  
Timothy's first (of many) lobster of the trip (at Geddy's)!!
I had a fried Haddock sandwich (at Geddy's)
The second night for dinner we had lobster rolls at the Dog and Pony Tavern in Bar Harbor.  
I was not too fond of the lobster, but I gave it a try!
The following morning we got some coffee and a fresh bagel at a local coffee shop!  
We did this several other times during the trip.
The third night we got pizza at the Reel Pizza Cinerama in Bar Harbor, 
a movie place where you could order pizza while you watched a movie (obviously).
Husband is looking a liiiiiittle creepy in this picture.  Haha!
To let you know your pizza was ready they lit up your order number on a big Bingo sign.  
I legit thought they played Bingo in there. 
For lunch the next day we went to the Side Street Cafe in Bar Harbor where I met the best macaroni and cheese in the world.  It had ham, black beans, onions, and jalapenos in it.  Soooo delicious!
That night we went to Blaze in Bar Harbor, where Timothy got his next lobster.
I had Halibut tacos.  Very fresh tasting!
On Wednesday we went to Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound guessed it...lobster!  He picked this one out while it was still alive.  I felt so bad for it.
Don't worry though, it got its revenge. (See the cut on the middle of his hand)
I had clam chowder.  It had full clams in it.  Kiiiinda freaked me out.  Oh, and blueberry pie.  
(There are a lot of blueberries in Maine)
That day we also discovered Moxie, a local soda. 
 It tasted like a green gumdrop.  I wasn't a huge fan.  
That night we went to Casa Mexican Restaurant in Bar Harbor.  
The owner of the cottage we rented owned this restaurant as well and very generously 
gave us a credit to use.  It had the best, most authentic Mexican food I have ever had.
Timothy's scallop dish at Casa.  We liked this restaurant so much 
that we went back again at the end of the week. 
Thursday afternoon we went up to Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada 
and ate at a little diner on the island.  Timothy had friend shrimp!  
(Are you picking up on the seafood only theme for Husband?)
That night we got pizza at Roalie's Pizza back in Bar Harbor, Maine.
The final day was a day of repeats.  We went back for more mac and cheese and had 
Mexican again for dinner (didn't get a pic of that).  Timothy's mac and cheese
 had lobsters (surprise!), mushrooms, and bacon.
So there you have it!  The Maine Trip 2013 food!  I think we both gained about 15 pounds that week, but the food was so delicious, and fresh!  In the next few days I'll be sharing some pictures of the bodies of water we encountered in Maine!  Hope ya'll are having a good week!