Postcards from Maine

Acadia National Park resides on Mount Desert Island; so named for the barren, rocky mountain tops that populate the area — like Cadillac Mountain where I took this photo.

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View atop Cadillac Mountain

The mountain got its name from a French explorer who went on to found Detroit and ultimately have GM bestow his name on their luxury car. Not bad having a mountain and a car named after you.

Acadia National Park is picture-postcard-perfect. It is a paradise for climbers, hikers, bikers and paddlers. John and I clambered over the rocks on the Great Head trail our first full day here and feasted on one magnificent vista after another.
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Our campsite was full last night as several neighbors came to visit bearing gifts of fire wood and Smores. We’ve enjoyed getting to know Stefan and Doris, a German couple touring New England in a rented RV. Anton, a recent graduate of Georgia Tech from my hometown of Marietta, and three other young people — a nurse, a Wall Street IT guy and a neuroscience researcher — also joined us ’round the campfire last night.

Rain is rolling in today which curtailed another hike I wanted to do in Acadia National Park. We leave tomorrow for Canada. I take with me wonderful memories of companionship shared huddled close to a campfire and magnificent views of the Creation.

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