Acadia National Park just outside of Bar Harbor, Maine is a stunningly beautiful area. But let’s be frank (and I don’t mean hot dogs), you can only hike so much before your feet are ready to fall off. So, we made the reasonable decision to give our feet a break and send our adventurous soles for an exploration of Acadia from above!We are always on the hunt for something unique, trilling and sometimes slightly dangerous. And this was definitely a unique experience! Our pilots were incredibly friendly and we had some very cool planes to choose from. I like having options, especially when it comes to my feet leaving the ground!
July 11-14 2012 Heading out of MaineAs we head out of the Bar Harbor area and towards New Hampshire we come to a sign that says, “Fort Knox”. We looked at each other very confused and say, “I didn’t think Fort Knox was in Maine?” So, we turned in and decided we should go check it out. After all, what’s a road trip good for if you don’t discover something new along the way! First thing we notice is how open it is…not exactly locked down like Fort Knox. Come to find out, this is the first Fort Knox but not the one with all of the gold….dang; we could have tried out our Bonnie and Clyde skills! The Fort Knox with the gold is in Kentucky. This Fort Knox is on the Penobscot River in Prospect, Maine and is known for its architectural features and its history with cannon batteries.[gallery layout="lightbox" columns="2" ids="3184,3181"]
July 1, 2012 – Campfire and conversationThis morning we got up early to capture some footage and shots of our campground from the water. Jason loves to shoot by kayak these days. I can’t say I blame him. He gets to sit and look for pretty shots while I paddle him around. All the fun of kayaking without any of the work! Not that I am bitter, jealous is a better word. We had to be out of the water by 9:30am. With the dramatic tides here in Maine, if you don’t make it back to shore before low tide you will be slopping back in the mud.[gallery layout="lightbox" ids="3137,3138,3139"]