We were up bright and early to enjoying our hotel buffet breakfast before heading out on a drive bound for Acadia National Park.
It was a bit of a drive to Acadia – 2+ hours, plus we got sidetracked by the MASSIVE Penobscot Bridge and viewing tower. We totally went up there.
We also got steered slightly wrong by the GPS, but we eventually made it to Acadia. It was huge and really beautiful there. Unfortunately it was also raining, so we mostly drove around it, with a bit of wandering around in between. We drove up Cadillac Mountain which as large and scary and we saw a snake and some thing else (possibly a ground hog) in the forest. Petty amazing place.
After a few hours in the park, we started to get hungry and decided lunch was in order. We bid farewell to Acadia and headed to nearby Bar Harbor. It was really busy there and quite touristy, but still a cute little town. We found a lobster pound by the water and went straight in. Steve ordered a clam chowder and I got (just for something a little different) a lobster roll with a side of lobster bisque.
The food was good, particularly the bisque, but the roll wasn’t the best I’ve had. Overall, I’d give it a 6.5 out of 10. Harsh, I know.
A bit more of a wander around Bar Harbor, before hitting the road again and heading back to Rockland.
For dinner, we briefly toyed with the idea of going to fancy pants Primo for dinner, before deciding that the only sensible thing to do was to go back to Claws for another Lobster dinner. We both had lobsters tonight. And some scallops. OMG SO GOOD!!!!!
I love that place! Why can’t there be a Claws in Perth? We have lobster. We have ocean views. It’s just not fair I tell you!