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Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor Maine

The past few days have been a great mixture of work and play. We have been filming at the Bar Harbor campgrounds and really enjoying the beauty of the area.  Here is the video piece we put together for the Bar Harbor camping resorts.  If you watch the video in HD it looks sooo much better!

So, what did you think of the video?  As you can see it was a lot of hard work and we didn’t enjoy a bit of it (yeah right!).

The tides here are sooo amazing to watch. Check out the dramatic difference between low tide and high tide.  These pictures are taken in the same exact spot!

We even made our way into Acadia to check out some of the caves at low tide and there’s all kinds of cool stuff to be discovered!

We spent days in Acadia National Park. It was amazing! It’s been a while since we just spent a whole day hiking, exploring and just enjoying nature. I know that sounds odd considering we travel full time but it’s the truth. We have been in lots of pretty areas but nothing that gives you that same sense of awe as a National Park.

We hiked to the top of at least 3 mountains. That sounds way more intense than it really was. This was leisurely, not too difficult and the views at are different at each peak you reach and every corner you turn.

Now, as you will notice, Jason is carrying all of his camera gear on his back (about 40-50lbs) so it may not have been so leisurely for him.  The funny thing is, when he straped the tripod to his backpack he didn’t notice that the quick release was missing….which means it won’t connect to the camera and is useless…so yep, he carried that tripod for nothin’!

However, he did found his own private pond for a little afternoon dip!  The perfect way to cool off after carrying all that gear.

 

Disclaimer: While we were compensated to film the campground (thanks Encore!)…all of our experiences and opinions are NOT purchased and are still our own.

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (17)

  • Billy

    i love the kittys, personality.

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  • Merlynda

    Hi you two! I learned of your blog on HGTV and am so glad I did.My husband and I have been full rving now for over ten years and have seen so much of the USA.We were in Maine back in 2002 for the whole summer.Iam from Maine.In fact you had to go through my hometown to get to Bar Harbor.I will tell you,I just watched your video on the island and I got quite misty.You did a great job of presenting Mount Desert Island.By way,sure hope you got to have that yummy lobster stew and popovers at the Jordan Pond House:)Keep up the great job and enjoy every minute you two are on the road.I will be checking in to see your next adventure.Enjoy!

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    • Merlynda, thanks for finding us! We loved Acadia and the Bar Harbor area and you better believe we ate every bit of the lobster at Jordan Pond! So yummy!

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  • hello you two! we love bar harbor and acadia national park! we spent a week there a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it! great photos…. xo, t.

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  • kittykat

    Are those blueberries? Or something weird?

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  • I have to tell you, I LOVE your site!! You both are a hoot to watch and reading your site always makes me smile and fills me with inspiration to visit all of the wonderful places you visit 🙂 xoxo Thank you so much for keeping it real!

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    • Thanks Monica! We love just5moreminutes.com except when we are hungry. I have learned not to go to your site around lunch time!

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  • We are in Bar Harbor right now! Plan to stay another 10 days. Amazing place, did you have the lobster stew at Jordan Pond House…and the popovers??? We will go back there for more before we leave. Weather is gorgeous too. Love the free bus service in the area too. Where will you head after Maine? We are heading north! Nova Scotia and PEI…enjoy your blog and wish you safe journey.

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    • Hey Cathy, glad you are loving Bar Harbor as much as we did! We didn’t eat at Jordan Pond, but we did love the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound. We are in Lake George NY now and headed to the Jersey Shore next. Have fun!

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  • Dave MacKenzie

    Great pictures. Jan and I have spent a lot of time roaming around the parks in the area. We missed our sunset pictures this time around, but we will make sure to get a few pics the next time. The tides in this area are amazing but a great site for high tides is….. http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca – – – We spent 15 years on the Bay Of Fundy and the tides were always amazing to see. Hopewell rocks is an absolute visit for people when they come to the Canadian Maritimes. So much beauty, so little time. LOL. Keep posting your pictures please, I love seeing how others view the world through their photos. Safe travels guys.

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  • Cassie Blake

    Whoops, misspelled blog.

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  • Cassie Blake

    Love your blot, as a fellow River. If you think the Acadia tidal difference is cool………go, when you can, to the Bay of Fundy, north of you in coastal New Brunswick. Fascinating sight. If you haven’t been there, it’s sure worth the trip. You can check it out online easily. Happy travels!
    Cassie

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  • Just loving following your adventures. Wish I had started when I was your age … just never had the free spirit and the will at that time in my life I guess. Enjoy!!

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  • mary van

    Looking at the photographs again and they REALLY are beautiful! You are 2 lucky people. I know how much work it is for you both to capture these adventures for us. I realize you are having the time of your life but I also know you pour your time into making this life look like so much fun!

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  • mary van

    Kind of reminds me of Alaska tides. Remember that fun night/morning?! The photos are beautiful! Wish I was there!

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