Acadia National Park and Bradbury Mountain State Park) as we try to get some use out of our travel trailer. This trip was to Georgetown Island, sort of near Bath.
We didn't have a specific agenda in mind, and didn't even bring the mountain bikes! Our main plan was to hang out with our friends James & Jessica and just enjoy the Maine coast line.
As is almost always the case, we didn't get on the road as early as we had hoped on Friday morning but go to our destination without incident.
Our campground, Sagadahoc Bay Campground won't make it to my list of favorite destinations. We had a good site, with a view of the bay (well, it would have been a better view if the sites were flipped 180 so that the window in the travel trailers--which are almost always in the rear--was facing the ocean). The sites were flat too, with good water and electrical hook-ups too, The sites were a bit crowded between the Billy Squier blasting from the pick-up radio on one side, and the non-stop dog barking on another side, it wasn't the tranquil experience we were hoping for. And who brings an office chair to a campsite?
Anyway, the layout of the campground was a bit challenging for us because James & Jess were camping there too, but their site was way down the road. With no cell signal, communication was a challenge. There were NO bathroom or shower facilities for the RV campers to use (although, grudgingly I was told we could use a port-o-let if we wanted), and the bathroom for the tent campers was weird. I should have gotten a pic. Imagine a small house, with two large rooms. One room has a urinal against one wall, a toilet against another wall and a tiny shower stall and another room has a weird shower that just reminded me of a murder room. Creepy vibe indeed.
The real downer was the insect population. I really don't know how anyone spent any time at all outside. We were swarmed and bitten by so many flies during the day and mosquitos at night that we spent more time in the camper than out.
Despite all that, it was, as always, great to get away and we had fun times with our friends and some awesome food. Five Islands Lobster Co had a great Jenny Special Sandwich; a grilled haddock sandwich with a crab cake on top... mmmmmm. Richard's Restaurant in Brunswick served some delicious German food and beer and Jean and Jess whipped up a killer lobster meal.
We ate well, had lots of laughs, and then packed up to head back to reality.
Before I leave you with lots of random photos, I do have to mention the storm we had Friday night... We're having quite the drought at home in MA and we'd love any rain at all. In Maine, we had an awesome thunderstorm, the likes of which I haven't seen in a while. It didn't suck to watch it all from the comfort of an air-conditioned, dry camper!