In our days of closed borders, enforced quarantines, and mask-up regulations, road trips to manageable-distance destinations become the primary refuge to somebody starved for travel. Over the last few days, we took one such trip to the great state of Maine, which we never managed to visit in the past.
We had a pretty ambitious itinerary for what was basically a 5-day trip, with stops at half a dozen towns, as many lighthouses, a few scenic drives, and a full day on Mount Desert Island centered on the Acadia National Park. The ratio of driving versus sightseeing was somewhat tilted towards the former – influenced by outright closures or limited access procedures that eliminated practically every single one of museum-type sights from our plans. On the flip side, we gathered a pretty good impression of several coastal clusters from York to Bar Harbor even though we did not linger anywhere for more than a couple of hours.
Plenty of impressions, a couple of fun experiences, good family time together, and tons of pictures for the memories. The latter forthcoming as always, after I go through processing workflow with them.