October 27, 2009

Dear Faithful Reader,
I know you are surely tired of my vacation pictures, but, since this is my blog, I get to bore you reflect for one more day. Acadia National Park has to be one of the most beautiful places on God's green earth. Unfortunately, the first day of our visit it was more gray than green. Gray as in pouring rain and foggy. The previous night, we knew rain was in the forecast, so before we went to bed, we prayed as a family that the rain would hold off until morning so that we wouldn't have to break down camp and sleep in the car for the rest of the night. Our prayers were answered. It began raining at 6:15 am. We decided to go ahead and make a day of it and visit the park. Hubby and I enjoyed the drive, but unfortunately, we had promised the kids a hike.
But it was 45 degrees, raining and gusty. So we let the kids out of the car and told them to take a hike. Literally. They spent about 10 minutes battling the elements and we called it a day. I wasn't really complaining because I knew what was in store for the night: HOTEL

Twelve years later, and it is still one of our favorite spots in the world.
On our way home, we made a few more stops:

Nubble Lighthouse was our last stop in Maine.

Since it takes over 2 days of straight driving to get home, we decided to make one more "small" stop. Haha! I know, it was like a mini vacation within our vacation, but we like to make the most of it.
We visited 3 of the Smithsonian museums, and thanks to this burnished galaxy man, we took home a very happy little boy.
It was truly one of the best weeks of my life. Our family grew, laughed, bonded and peed in a bucket together. Would I trade it for a week of luxury? Not on your life. My memories are priceless.


Sandy said...

I'm so glad you had the opportunity to make a wonderful memory! What a special time for all of you!

Janet said...

I've loved all of your vacation pictures! What special memories to cherish!

The Chubby Dove said...

Aaah, peeing in a bucket. You can't put a price on THAT memory. :-)

Love your pictures!

Amber said...

Sounds amazing. Those kinds of vacations are my favorite!!!! I love trips packed with all the little things.

Pictures are gorgeous.

Carpool Queen said...

I want to go to Maine just to see the lighthouse and get blown away by the elements.

Fun times, friend. It's one for the memory books.

Anonymous said...

We never get tired of going on your adventures with you! Thanks for sharing.

Joy for the Seasons said...

I would take all of that any day...without the peeing in the bucket part! Your pictures are beautiful. My 3 girls, believe it or not, would be so envious if they saw the photo of your little guy with C3PO!

Gretchen said...

Well, I wasn't bored at all. :)

Great scenery, and I'm so glad the rain waited till morning for you. My son would so drool over the C3PO at the Smithsonian. We took him there about 5 years ago. It's time to go back.

K2 (incognito) :) said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation adventures with us! It is very inspiring to hear about your trip. Those are the best memory-making times, I remember many from my own childhood, and I cherish them. I may have to start planning one for my family now!
Great meeting you Sat. night!

Amy said...

Who could be bored seeing the world? Not me! Glad it was such a fun experience for your sweet family!

Kellie said...

I need to take you with me on all my vacations to take pictures!

I loved looking at your photos!

Dawn said...

i love acadia park... it has been a million years since i have been! still as pretty as ever! what a great trip! (and i htought i was the only one who toted a pee bucket!)