Mt. Washington Resort

Tucked away in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is this beautiful place-

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This is the Mt. Washington Resort: pretty spectacular right!?

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While we were exploring the hotel and grounds I couldn't help but day dream about a future vacation to this place. I think a 3-4 day get away would be just perfect to enjoy this over 100 year hotel. It would be lovely to go in the fall to see the leaves change, in the winter to ski or in the summer to enjoy cool mountain days.

Here's the view from the back of the hotel looking up the mountain to the Cog Railway-

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The big porch wraps around the whole hotel and would be great for spending a morning drinking coffee and chatting or an afternoon reading and playing checkers!

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There's also a pretty pool with a nice view of your surroundings-

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A pretty river runs through the resort separating the hotel from the golf course-

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The hotel is also the place where the IMF was created-

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If you make here for vacation before I do, please send me a postcard. In addition to the pretty views, golf course, nearby skiing, and pool there's also antiquing, fly fishing, canoeing, tennis, horseback riding, biking and hiking trails!


Southern New Hampshire and the Lakes Region

After leaving Maine we headed inland to another New England state, New Hampshire. Our first night in NH we spent at a berry farm and orchard. Those are the White Mountains in the background there.

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As far as we could tell, New Hampshire doesn't have any big cities which is neat to experience. This is the Concord, NH Courthouse-

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NH is famous for covered bridges, they are so quaint!

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This is Lake Winnipesaukee! It's a huge lake and a very pretty with clear water and beautiful forest surrounding the lake. 

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After the Lakes region we move on to the White Mountains!


Wells, Maine

After an amazing trip to Acadia National Park we stopped at the Moody Beach Thousand Trails Campground in Wells, Maine. This is one of the best locations for a Thousand Trails Park! I was able to ride my bike to the beach everyday and spend lots of time on the huge beaches of Wells!

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The weather was a mixture of warm sunny days and rainy days that were still pretty-

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Of course we ate more lobster because when in Maine, eat Lobster!

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The town is fun to walk around with lots of shops to browse-

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One of the funny things people that own the beach front homes do is block off part of the beach in front of their house with seaweed that's washed up so the commoners know not to get inside their private area!

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After Wells we say goodbye to the ocean for a while and head inland to New Hampshire then Vermont!


Tahoe Tuesday

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Did y'all see the whale watching post on the blog yesterday? Usually I think my Tahoe Tuesday posts are the best thing about this blog but, that video is pretty neat. I didn't know my humans saw such neat things when they leave the trailer for the day.

I'm having a good week here in the Airstream.

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I hope you have a good week too!


Whale Watching!

The most amazing part of our trip to Acadia was going on a whale watching tour! We got an amazing show from the whales! Check out the below video-

As you can tell, everyone on the boat was extremely excited by the whales!


Acadia Carriage Ride

Acadia National Park is pieced together with land donated from people who owned homes on Mt Desert Island back in the early 1900's. One person who owned a large chunk of land that is now in the park was John Rockefeller. Rockefeller built a system of roads through his property so he would have a private place to ride his carriages since the automobile was taking over roads everywhere else.

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Rockefeller loved driving his carriages and wanted a place that cars weren't allowed so he could ride as much as he wanted.

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Now days the rest of us can use Rockefeller's carriage roads and take a ride along the same roads.

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It was a nice peaceful way to see the interior of the park!

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Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor is a great little tourist town right outside of Acadia National Park. One of the great things about Acadia is that you can immerse yourself in so much beautiful nature but there is also lots of shopping and restaurants right outside of the park.

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There was a cruise ship in Bar Harbor one of the days we were there along with many yachts and sail boats.

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We strolled around Bar Harbor twice and really enjoyed the shops they had to offer. They seemed to have some more unique things than other tourist shops which is always fun.

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Lobster Fishing in Maine

While on the Maine coast we ate a lot of Lobster. We're talking Lobster everyday because this is where it comes from! Not only does steamed lobster taste amazing but, the price for lobster on the Maine coast is pretty exciting. We saw lobster for as little as $4.50 per pound!

One night we ate at a local family run restaurant called The Galley in Sullivan, ME. My dad asked the waitress if her dad, who is a lobster fisherman, ever took people out on his lobster boat with him. To our surprise she said, yeah, he'd totally take you out on his boat! So, the next day John the lobster fisherman called and we went aboard his boat to go lobster fishing for the afternoon.

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Here comes the boat!
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Ready to board
John was extremely nice to take our family out! He went around to about 40-50 of his traps showing us how the lobster fishing business works.

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He got one!

John would grab the bouy with a pole and stick the rope in a wench. He'd quickly pull the trap up. Most of the time there was a lot of kelp that had to be cut off the rope. John would immediately start pulling lobsters out of the trap while his wench man reloaded the bait bag which was full of nasty dead fish.

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Most of the traps had a few lobsters in them! There was also often crabs and other exotic creatures in the traps such as sea cucumbers and snails!

John was a great tour guide teaching us all kinds of things as he worked to empty his traps for the day.

At the end of our trip we asked if we could buy some lobsters and took 6 home with us that evening. We had so much fun seeing the lobster fishing process then taking those same lobsters home, cooking them and eating them all within a few hours!

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Our dinner for the next 2 nights

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Cleaning lobsters


Acadia National Park

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We have explored another amazingly beautiful national park. Acadia National Park in Maine is where the mountains meet the ocean. In the morning you can explore Cadillac Mountain and pick wild blue berries then spend the afternoon sitting on a sandy beach looking out at sail boats traveling through the water.

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Almost everyday a beautiful layer of fog came in off the ocean. Acadia offers many beautiful places to fish, hike or just sit and enjoy.

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My parents joined us for the week in Acadia and we had so much fun eating lobstah, exploring Acadia, went on a whale watching tour, went lobster fishing and went on a carriage ride through Acadia!

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Maine is beautiful and Acadia along with the surrounding areas is a rugged breathtaking place! We had an amazing time here!