Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mr & Mrs Davis in Maine - Day 2, Part 6

Our last stop at Acadia was the beach.

With water temps in the 50's, it was a short stop. :)

Mr & Mrs Davis in Maine - Day 2, Part 5

And this is the view from the summit.

At 1530 feet high, Cadillac Mountain is the highest point along the North American Atlantic seaboard, and is the first location in the United States to receive the light of dawn most days of the year.

Mount Desert Island was named by French explorer Samuel Champlain in the early 1600s. He gave it that moniker because of the flat, rocky summit of the mountain, which does actually resemble a desert landscape.

You'd almost be able to convince yourself you were in a dessert, if it wasn't for all that ocean around you. :)

Mr & Mrs Davis in Maine - Day 2, Part 4

After seeing all the sights along the Park Loop Road overlooking the ocean, we headed for the interior of Mt Desert Island.

As the name implies, there is a mountain on the island. Here are the views along the way to the summit.

I'm not sure if the water we were seeing was ocean inlets or lakes...there are indeed lakes on the island. Can you believe that? Lakes on an island!

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Maine? :)

Mr & Mrs Davis in Maine - Day 2, Part 3

After rescuing Jed from the clutches of the crustacean and being treated to the best lunch ever in the history of lunches, we headed down the park loop road to see the sights of Acadia National Park.

I know the angle on this shot might appear to be a little weird, but I wanted to include a little perspective of the cliff Brad and Jenn were perched on, which was hard to do with a zoom lens. Hence the weird angle. I foolishly left the regular lens at home.

I'm in desperate need of an assistant. Any takers? :)

Mr & Mrs Davis in Maine - Day 2, Part 2

Our first stop on Mt Desert Island was Bar Harbor.

Where Jed was promptly consumed by a mutant lobster.

The End.

Mr & Mrs Davis in Maine - Day 2, Part 1

If I haven't already mentioned that my son and his wife are talented artists and photographers, let me just mention it now.

{if I have, please forgive a mother for a little bragging}

We headed to Mt Desert Island for Day 2 of Brad and Jennifer's visit to Maine.

The ride there is just as beautiful as the destination, especially when Jennifer is behind the lens of the camera.

She took these pictures while we were driving down the road, folks.

That's talent.

Just wait till you see some of the other pictures she took.

But you'll have to.

Wait, that is.

Cause even my mom has a limit to how many pictures she can take in one post.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Multigenerational Toys

The house we moved into been beautifully renovated, but one item that wasn't addressed was the closet situation.

Which means we have a 21st century kitchen amidst 18th century storage. Which just means I've been continuing to pass along our excess stuff.

Some of that stuff was boxes of Brad's old toys. Since he just bought a house, this seemed like a good time to get him reacquainted with his childhood. :)

Included in one of the boxes was a storage container full of Legos. I think Brad was pretty excited to see that. They must have still been on his mind when he went shopping for a gift to bring to Jed.

You can probably guess where this is going. :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mr & Mrs Davis in Maine - Day 1, Part 3

Brad and Jenn had never been kayaking, so we made sure to squeeze that new adventure in for them.

The look on Jenn's face is priceless. She really was not too sure about the whole thing. And I don't think she and Brad will be buying any kayaks any time soon. :)

It really is a bit nerve-wracking to be shoved out into the water.

All set!

Brad almost fell in. It was a miracle he was able to right himself.

This was a good chance to try out my zoom lens -

and good gracious, do I love it!

Off to explore.

Brad took this picture as they were heading to the bend in the pond that leads to the stream.

Jenn took this picture on the way back to the house.

I love the ripples in the water.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mr & Mrs Davis in Maine - Day 1, Part 2

Next stop on our grand tour of the day was the Rockland Breakwater. Since I wrote about our recent visit there in this post, I'll spare you any additional commentary and leave you to enjoy the pictures.

Oh, let me mention that we ran into some friends from church at the end of the breakwater! I love it when that happens. :)

Marty is from Virginia, and Claudia is from Germany, and they have the sweetest kids. Plus Claudia's brother and his wife were visiting from Germany, which is why they were there...apparently it's a given that Mainers will take visitors to our fair state to the breakwater. :)