Friday, May 8, 2015
Sometimes the best days are the ones with the fewest pictures - probably because you're living in the moment instead of trying to record it. Monday, September 8th, 2014 was like that. After Larry and I fell in love with biking in Wyoming, we knew we had to rent bikes in Acadia, especially since the park has a network of 57 miles of carriage roads financed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr in the first half of the 20th century. Just like our ride in the Tetons, I chose not to bring my camera along for the ride and instead focused on enjoying the experience. My photos are limited to a handful of poor quality point-and-shoot and iPhone photos, but I think my words from that day say it all:
From my travel journal postcard of September 8:
"Today was the BEST day. Spent the morning snuggling in bed. Drove into Southwest Harbor for pizza at Little Notch Bakery and to rent bikes. We took the bikes to the north end of Eagle Lake to ride on the carriage roads. The beginning of the ride was a little tough - low grade long climb on wonky rental bikes on a gravel road, but we persevered. We rode past Eagle Lake, Bubble Pond, and Jordan Pond and stopped at Jordan Pond House for a break and a reward of their famous popovers (so delicious), veggie stew, and blueberry crisp. Great place with an amazing view of the pond and mountains."
"The ride back was great - although chilly! I think I had gooseflesh the whole way. There was a tough climb, but the rest of the return was downhill and we flew along the path as the sun went down, casting long shadows and illuminating the lake. We ended up riding 16 miles and I am so proud of us! After we returned the bikes, we went back to the cabin for the evening and Larry lit a fire in the fireplace. Brr! It's cold here in the evenings, but cozy in the cabin. At midnight, we walked down to the lake to see the full moon reflecting on the mirror-like lake."