Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Photos from the Northeast

I wish I had time to offer great stories for each of these pictures, and there are some fun ones.  Alas, I'll just resort to brief captions.  I've long surrendered the battle with Blogger when it comes to getting pictures in a certain order, so here they are in their scattered glory...

Near Thunder Hole, Acadia  (I think I've had a case of thunder hole a few
times, after eating spicy delights from other nations).

A nice panoramic shot taken by my friend Heidi.

Me in a weird hair moment, but having fun with phone
at the ready.  It was funny that I happened to wear my
Ireland jacket, as I saw some sights at Acadia that were
not unlike ones that I saw from the Ring of Kerry.

I love autumn--it's my favorite!

All of these shots from on high and looking over the Atlantic are from
atop Cadillac Mountain, the first spot in the U.S. to get sunlight in the
morning (not the farthest east point of the U.S., but the highest point peaking
over Nova Scotia).

This was taken by my friend Heidi.  Those words captured in the sand were
torn from a moving, poetic, and deeply meaningful letter, from one love to another.  Ha ha,
just kidding.  Actually, they were from a hotel check in/check out instruction sheet. 
It's still a really cool shot of sand and words, though.

Way down there is Bar Harbor (Bah Hahbah), and a cruise ship that was docked there.

And here is the Jewel of the Sea up close!  Thanks for getting one right, Blogger!

Flags at Bah Hahbah.

Boats at...well, you know.

I love shots of signs like this, and yes, we did go to the
crazy awesome chocolate shop run by lovely accented
Irish folk, who where jamming to a great Irish station on
satellite radio.  There was a lady and a fella, and the lady
noticed my Ireland jacket right away.  She hails from
mighty Dublin.

Yes, I sampled this there!  Not bad, but I went with the Chocolate Chunk.

I love, love, love Birches...

... So you have to look at more of them.

Photo bomb!  My gracious hostess whilst in Maine.

At the not so creatively named Sand Beach at beautiful Acadia.

Excellent friends.  I was maid of honor in their wedding mumble mumble years ago.

Sorry--you didn't ask to see my feet.  The weather was warm that day--64F-ish.
Well, warm for Maine in October, and days before Hurricane Sandy.

All for now.  Maybe more later, and also I'll post some of our Zombie Walk pictures!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lame, Quicky Post

I had a great vacation in the Northeast over two weeks, during which Hurricane Sandy made its appearance.  My family and friends who I visited were not affected.  My trip was only adjusted in that I stayed in Maine for an extra day, and rolled into my sister's driveway in Pennsylvania during trick-or-treating instead of the night before.  I feel horrible for those who have had everything from inconvenience to real suffering, and am hoping the best for needs to be met and communication to be back up.  Along with casting my vote this week, I think it's my duty to do a few things that will benefit those in that corner of the U.S.  We all should--no?  I will do what I can.

In the mean time, here are a couple of pictures from my trip.  These were taken at Acadia National Park--a very beautiful place all around. 

Cheers, and more is to come.