Friday evening in Acadia


What better way to spend a Friday evening than in Acadia National Park. It was Sam who suggested that we shoot down to Mount Desert Island after work for some pizza, and to be honest there wasn’t a lot of opposition in this household. We had been eagerly anticipating the re-opening of Rosalie’s Pizza in Bar Harbor after the winter, and this was the perfect opportunity to pay them a visit. Rosalie’s is good… and let me just say… we understand our pizza. We spend a lot of time in New York and Boston, and every chance we get we sample the local fare. Anyway… trust me, the thin crust of Rosalie’s is as good as you are likely to find anywhere north of Boston, and after the long winter break, tonight’s pie(s) tasted as good as ever!

With bellies filled, Jack and I dropped Sam and Lori off at the bottom of the North Ridge Trail to Cadillac, and we made plans to meet at the summit in about an hour. While Sam and Lori enjoyed their hike, Jack and I explored the somewhat quieter than normal Loop Road. It was a beautiful early summer evening, and as the sun got lower in the sky, we spent some time hopping around on the rocks at Otter Point – always a favorite place to visit. We couldn’t stay too long, since we wanted to time our arrival at the top of Cadillac with when our two favorite hikers made it to the top.

When we arrived at the top of Cadillac there was a cool breeze blowing across the top of the mountain, and with the stunningly clear air we could literally see for miles and miles. The sun was setting in the west, and the shadows scattered across the cap of Cadillac were starting to lengthen. Sam and Lori weren’t quite finished their hike yet, so Jack and I wandered around the summit enjoying the magnificent views of Bar Harbor and Frenchman Bay. Two invigorated and happy hikers soon appeared at the top of the trail, and after pausing for a while to let them catch their breath and soak in the view, we drove down into Bar Harbor for the customary visit to enjoy some ice cream at Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium. What a great way to start the weekend!


3 thoughts on “Friday evening in Acadia

  1. lilybug1960

    I have never been to Maine during the early summer but your description of the air and light make me want to pack up and start driving. Well done.

    • David Patterson

      Thanks David… The air was clear and the typical summer crowds hadn’t descended yet, though I don’t think there is a bad time to visit Acadia 🙂

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