We waited an extra day to leave Mohegan until the remnants of Tropical storm Nicole blew by, and then it was off to Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor, Maine. After making a stop at Camping World in Chichester, NH for a collapsible aluminum ladder (so I could make sure the solar panels were cleared of falling leaves every morning), we arrived at our campsite late Saturday. Deb had been a nervous wreck driving all 30 feet of "The Ark" through the crowded town, but she did great....and it was sure nice to be in the quiet forest.
Wow! We were lucky enough to get a pull-through site, saving us the hassle of backing in and maneuvering. It has a fire ring so we can have some campfires during the cool evenings.
The leaves are just starting to change, and we've been enjoying seeing how much more color each day brings.
The park has so much to enjoy, it's hard to choose where to start. So far, we've walked on the Carriage Roads that wind throughout the park (thanks to John D. Rockefeller), hiked above the Nature Center, driven the spectacularly scenic loop (including the spur up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain), and checked out a fantastic lighthouse in Bass Harbor. We've also had the obligatory popover at the park's only restaurant, Jordan Pond.
We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet the Earthbound folks and embark on this adventure. We would have otherwise told ourselves, "Oh, we'll do that Someday." We're making "Someday" NOW.