Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Finish!

No crafty finishes, just the finish or the end of our vacation. Yesterday everything just got too overwhelming so we packed up and came home last night, I wanted to sleep in my own bed and have a real kitchen to cook in.

I am disappointed and I wasn't expecting the perfect vacation but the good moments were ruined by the musty house and not being able to sit and relax at night, so it tired me out.

We did have some fun adventures and Bean loved the cottage and the beach, he was like a little puppy again. The minute we went outside, he would run to the beach, the tide was usually out in the morning so I let him run on the beach while I went rock hunting.

He seems to have a thing for seaweed. Here, the seaweed washes up on the shore, our seaweed was growing on the rocks. As you can see, he thought it was the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the views.

The first day was rainy and the long ride was tiring, so we checked out some local places to kayak, though we never got to go, it was fun exploring and even in the rain, the views are beautiful.

One day we went to Castine, an old seaport that was occupied by the British so there is a lot of historical homes and beautiful views from the town docks. We visited the lighthouse and then went for a walk at the park and on the beach. Bean loves to explore and the park was empty so he could go on his long lead and get some good exercise. He seems to know when I want him to sit for a photo, he hops on the bench while Bill takes horrid photos of us;)

Thursday we went to Acadia. It as then that I realized we should have stayed there, lots of places to eat and stay and they even had a restaurant that is dog friendly. We went by a back road and I spied this beautiful home with a lighthouse, in Surry.

Then we drove up Cadillac Mountain. Did you know if you are over 62, you can get a pass to go to all the national parks for life, sometimes being old is good and it is a good thing that Bill is old, lol. The views of the harbors and islands is breath taking.

I took this photo while we were driving through Surry. There was just something peaceful about the scene and it made me think of Danielle. Every friday I post on Danielle's Facebook page with a saying and a photo and this one seemed perfect for today. It does not make me sad, it brings me peace, so I leave you with the peace of the beautiful vistas and wishes that you all have a wonderful weekend.


Melody said...

Beautiful photos. I especially love the first one of Bean.

Miccosukee said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos from your vacation. So sorry the house wasn't what you wanted but now you know where not to go next time. Take so time now to recover from your vacation. You deserve it.


Fiona said...

It's a pity about the poor quality place you stayed at... but such lovely pics from your outings... hopefully relaxation at home will be better...

annie said...

Sounds like good & not so good about the trip, but of course there is no place like home to sleep. Life with Bean sounds like an adventure wherever you are! Hugs.

Allie-oops Designs said...

I would have packed up too, Debbie, with the musty house - you'll know better next time, anyway. LOVELY views and I absolutely love that picture with the quote for Danielle.

Rugs and Pugs said...

So sorry the vacation didn't work out as you had hoped for, but you did see some beautiful sights. Your pictures are wonderful and the one of you and Bean is very sweet. It's always good to get back home to your own bed.
Hugs :)

acorn hollow said...

so sorry your vacation was not as planned Bar Harbor is just lovely I haven't been in years but we would go as kids all the time.
It is good to be in your own bed

Lynn Barbadora said...

Sorry your vaca wasn't what you had hoped. I have asthma and allergies , I am always nervous about rentals. We too have had a few bad experiences and had to leave because it got so hard for me to breathe. Glad you got to enjoy the outdoors with Bean!

Dawn said...

What a lovely area to vacation in. At least you have some ideas for the next stay. Take care!

Monique said...

Oh.. nice pictures about your holidays! But i didn't understand ... where you spent your holiday? It seems a wonderful place!