(Holden, ME) Hi 81 Lo 61 – We started out mid-morning to Bar Harbor, after checking the weather and seeing that storms may be coming in by late afternoon. It’s a one hour drive to Bar Harbor, and I wanted to do some shopping. When we got to downtown Bar Harbor we barely found a parking place. The traffic was bad, and there were so many people crossing the street it was good having another pair of eyes (Jim) to help with the maneuvering.
We don’t normally do a lot of shopping in tourist areas. When we arrived at the campground I saw a t-shirt they were selling that had a lobster on it and the word Maine. They didn’t have one in my size, so I was on a mission to see if any of the stores in Bar Harbor had one. We looked through a few fancy stores, with no luck. Jim said we have to look for a "tackier" souvenir shop. We did that, and sure enough we found a shop that had what I was looking for. It was even on the clearance table! It’s great finding something you have your heart set on getting. Now I have pajamas and a T-shirt from Maine.
We spent a couple of hours looking around and basically playing tourist.
Looking up main street. See the Moose on top of the building? (Click on photo to enlarge it.)
Here's a closer look at the Moose, from the other side of the building.
Looking down Main street toward the harbor.
We walked to the harbor and took some shots.
Seemed strange seeing a shrimp trawler anchored in the harbor.
We found a little pizza joint that had a good selection of sandwiches, so we had some lunch. We got home in plenty of time before the storms came in.
I'll be taking Jim to the Bangor airport early tomorrow morning for a 6:30am flight to North Carolina. His uncle passed away this week and he's going home for the funeral. He’ll be back Sunday evening. I'll have three days alone to do something around the area, but I plan to stay away from the crowded tourist places. If I’m in the chatroom longer over the weekend, it’s because I’m lonely. :)