Sunday, April 25, 2010


Patrick and I enjoyed a nice evening in Southwest Harbor (really close to Bar Harbor) yesterday.  I think it was exactly what I needed to get myself focused for the last two weeks of classes.  There's a lot to be done, but I feel ready to conquer it.  Sometimes just laying in bed for a weekend is just what the doctor ordered.  Well, we also did some hiking, some divine eating, and some exploring of the area.

We stayed at the Clark Point Inn, a fabulous bed and breakfast in Southwest Harbor.  Here is our cozy little room:
We stayed here 2 years ago when Patrick was playing a gig with his band.  At that time the current owners of the inn had recently bought the place and we were some of their first guests.  It was nice to go back because it was like visiting friends.  The best part is the breakfast.  It's a 3 course gourmet meal.  This morning we had pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, followed by bananas and kiwi with a vanilla creme sauce.  Finally, we had peanut butter stuffed french toast.  I cannot even tell you how divine that stuff is.  I was too busy eating it to take pictures.

We started out Saturday morning by hiking in Acadia National Park.  I've only been hiking out there once so I thought it best for us to stick to a trail that I knew and had a map of.  It's really more walking than hiking, but you get some nice views for not a very large climb.
Here we are at the top of Conner's Nubble:

And here are some other fun things we found (note: Patrick was having a little too much fun with the camera at this point).  Happy hiking trails:
With a happy hiker:
And a big boulder:
That came from somewhere up there:
For dinner, we headed over to Bar Harbor.  Unfortunately, we were about a weekend too early.  Most of the restaurants were still closed for the season and the place the innkeepers recommended was also closed.  We did manage to find a place that was pretty good.  Here's Patrick enjoying my company:
 But even better than dinner was Ben & Bill's Ice Cream and Candy Shop that we found while exploring the area.  Patrick and I both got chocolate peanut butter cookie dough ice cream.  It was really yummy.  We also got two truffles to eat on the way home.
Check out all these chocolates:
And here's a picture of our ice cream.  Just to tease you:
And here we are with the awesome lobster outside.  Me and this lobster could be best friends with an ice cream cone like that:
All in all, it was a perfect weekend for a little getaway.  Hope everyone else had an equally nice weekend.


  1. the room is so adorable. love little and quaint places :)

    glad you had a great weekend.

  2. We stayed in a little B&B in Bar Harbor for our honeymoon, lo those many years ago ;) We love it up there and go back whenever we can. Glad you had a good weekend!