Maine has been on my vision boards and added to my "Bucket List" for 3 years after photographing a bride's wedding in 2017 in which posted some photos on INSTA of her hiking in Acadia National Park. I was amazing by the beautiful view and how far you could see from the Summit Trails Cadillac Mountain. While the Park Loop Road was closed during this trip so I couldn't hike there, I still really enjoyed my get away during the off season.
We left to drive from PA to Maine on March 11th around 1:00pm and arrived on March 12th around 4:30am. I didn't realize how crazy the Covid epidemic was about the hit the States before we left, luckily, most of our adventures there really hardly had anyone around at all.
We drove through NYC across the Manhattan Bridge, (the view was pretty but man did it give me anxiety!) I was so excited once we finally arrived into the bottom of Maine that I tried to take a picture of a water mountain with my Polaroid since it had some Maine maps above it. The security guy at the rest stop scared the heck out of me by lifting the gate and asking what I was doing. Needless to say, I put my Polaroid down and scurried along.
March was a pretty rainy and incredibly windy time of year to visit, so we checked out some antiques at A1 Relics. I didn't want to spend all of my money in one place but I can think of so many cool things I wish I would have grabbed!
Daniel was kind enough to let us stay in his beautiful home that was also filled with some beautiful antiques, something I really appreciate. He made us coffee in the morning as we discussed politics, religion and the current pandemic as it arose. It was truly crazy how much changed within 5 days of me leaving to getting home.
I saw the sunset by a lighthouse at Acadia, tried Lobster Mac & Cheese, had dinner by a harbor, and drove around checking out all the pretty sites we could from my car. Someday I hope to go back and possibly go whale watching or see a seal! I do recommend this place! I can look back onto these images and the memories of these moments for some much needed peace right now.