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Acadia National Park

June 17th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Acadia was the first National Park east of the Mississippi. It’s on an island just off the coast of Maine, and contains the highest mountain on the east coast, Cadillac Mountain, at 1563 feet tall. They claim that at certain times of the year Cadillac Mountain is the first point in the US to see the sunrise.

We went on a hike through the Acadian forest.


After the park, we enjoyed another lobster dinner.


It seems that every corner in every village has a restaurant or two selling lobster dinners, or lobster sandwiches, or lobster tacos, etc. They really aren’t much cheaper here than in Phoenix, but they are very fresh.

On the way back to the B&B, we came by these cows grazing in a field. At first glance I thought they were Holsteins, but when I looked closer it was clear they were not. I seem to remember seeing this kind of cow before, but I don’t remember where.


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  • 1 Richard // Jun 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    It was winter time when we visited Acadia. The road over the island was even closed, but we were able to drive all the way around. It looks like a much more enjoyable place in the summer time.

    Those are Beltway Galloway cows, otherwise knows as Oreo cookie cows. Dianna’s cousin in Montana had some of them. They’re good for milk and for eating.

  • 2 Don // Jun 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Aren’t all cows good for eating?

    I would love to go to the northeast sometime. I’ve been to the other extremes of CoNUS but never north of NY. I would love to see where most of King’s books took place.

  • 3 Donna // Jun 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    When Glenda and I we’re in Maine, we stopped at a small coastal shack famous for their lobster rolls (or so we had heard on Food Network). We ate them, but decided one time was enough. We’d rather have beef. Like those Oreo cows, for example.

  • 4 Daryl // Jun 18, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I had lobster tacos the other day and was disappointed. Lots of claw tips and not much tail meat. I imagine the lobster rolls are similar. You need a good lobster tail to really appreciate it.

  • 5 Donna // Jun 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    These were large clean chunks of white meat in a mayo sauce on soft rolls. Very good. I just don’t like seafood very much, and I especially don’t like cold seafood. Hot lobster in butter is pretty good though.