Clean Underwear, Lobster & Ice Cream!

Bar Harbor Lobster Pound

Bar Harbor Lobster Pound

Day 62     August 10

August 10th was a slow day. We did laundry, hung out at the pool while waiting for our laundry, sorted laundry and put laundry away. We also walked the dogs and cooked lunch. Like I said, it was a slow day.

Mark's magical lunch concoction

Mark’s magical lunch concoction

Soaking in the sun while waiting for our laundry

Soaking in the sun while waiting for our laundry

August 10th was also a delightful day for food. We hung low and cooked up a nice lunch for ourselves at our campsite. But dinner time was another story. We walked across the street to the Bar Harbor Lobster Pound and got us a feast!

Bar Harbor Lobster Pound

Bar Harbor Lobster Pound

Them lobsters are in there somewheres!

Them lobsters are in there somewheres!

Lobster roll, crab cakes, corn on the cob, cole slaw, and two pieces of blueberry pie! And then for dessert (gasp!!), we walked down the street and got us a couple of ginormous ice ream cones, each with double scoops.

Too full to do anything else this evening, we relaxed around our campfire and played music. A perfect lazy day!

Our beautiful campfire

Our beautiful campfire

Dogs, A Lobster Shack, and A Brewery!! Woohooo!!

Dax, hanging out @ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company. Belfast, Maine

Dax, hanging out @ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company. Belfast, Maine

Day 58   August 6    Part 1

On our way north we couldn’t help but notice how so many of the houses had such beautiful garages and barns. Often they were nicer than the houses themselves. I wondered if they were all man-caves.

Made a short stop in Lincolnville to load up on caffeine at Green Tea Coffee. They roast their own coffee, and their selection of loose teas rivaled any big city tea shop I’ve ever seen. And, they had two very cute doggies hanging out inside the shop.

Green Tea Coffee

Green Tea Coffee

Coffee shop mascot

Coffee shop mascot

Hyped on caffeine, we continued north, and accidentally stumbled upon Camden State Park, and Mt Battie. Except for that it was a bit foggy, we were treated to some pretty freakin’ nice views. Dax and Trixie liked it up there, and were nice enough to pose for a bunch of portraits.

Observation tower @ Mt Battie

Observation tower @ Mt Battie

The view of Mark taking in the View from Mt Battie

The view of Mark taking in the View from Mt Battie

View from Mt Battie

View from Mt Battie

View from Mt Battie

View from Mt Battie

Trixie looking quite regal @ Mt Battie

Trixie looking quite regal @ Mt Battie

Dax, looking quite regal @ Mt Battie

Dax, looking quite regal @ Mt Battie

Mark & Dax @ Mt Battie

Mark & Dax @ Mt Battie

Mark & Dax @ Mt Battie

Mark & Dax @ Mt Battie

And then, onward, to Belfast we went. Belfast was a cool little city-town. It was hip enough that I thought maybe I could find a decent hairstylist to cut my hair. My two month-old hair cut was starting to look scraggly.

Belfast

Belfast

Dax, looking quite regal @ Mt Battie

Belfast

Dax, looking quite regal @ Mt Battie

Belfast

Well, hairstylist shopping was a bust, but what we did find was a little lobster shack, and a brewery. First stop was the food truck. Lobster rolls. I’d had better, but they were decent, and hit the spot.

Lobster shack

Lobster shack

Lunch break in Belfast

Waiting for our lobster rolls

Second stop, was the brewery. Marshall Wharf Brewing Company. We’d intended to take a great big walk around the waterfront area, but one of the first things we saw was the brewery, and that’s as far as we got.

Score!!!

Score!!!

@ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company

@ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company

@ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company

@ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company

Dax, hanging out @ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company

Dax, hanging out @ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company

Dax, hanging out @ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company

Dax, hanging out @ Marshall Wharf Brewing Company

Life was sweet….hanging out on the patio of the brewery, sipping beers, talking to people. All of a sudden, the wind picked up and the sky started getting dark. Uh-oh!! We chugged our beers, and high-tailed it back to the Space Shuttle!!

It started sprinkling on us when we were about a block away from Fiona. And then we heard thunder. And I swear, 15 seconds after we all climbed inside Fiona, the skies just opened up and it poured rain.

It was too dastardly to drive, so we just sat there for 20 minutes, until the storm subsided just as quickly as it had come on. With just a lite drizzle coming down, we continued our drive to Bar Harbor, where we checked into our campground for the night.

On the way to Bar Harbor

On the way to Bar Harbor

Tucked in @ Bar Harbor Campground

Tucked in @ Bar Harbor Campground

 @ Bar Harbor Campground

@ Bar Harbor Campground