Acadia… Happy Trails

Last night was a wee bit warm to sleep without air conditioning, but we survive. Jeff wakes me up early to his slurping noises. He made coffee with his new percolator and it was hot but very weak. I think he needs to perk longer. At 8:00 we turn on the generator, plug in our electronic devices to charge and make coffee. We head out with the dogs to the 2 nearby trail heads. Wonder Land leads us to a magnificent rocky inlet with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the low tide tidal pools. We take a side trail and discover that we are surrounded on all sides now by water. The dogs enjoy themselves and are happy for a drink of water at the end.

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The next trail, Ship Harbor, is more back country terrain. We experience the beautiful seascape of the ocean pushing into the calm and serene harbor.

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The dogs are so tired after our hike that they plop into the back of the car and wait to hydrate until we get back to the RV. Jeff snacks and I prepare my power oatmeal to eat for lunch. By 1:00 we are in relaxation mode. Jeff reads and I continue writing the destination factoids for my online journal. I finally connect my hot spot Wi-Fi to my laptop, only to discover that my Verizon juice is too limited to connect. Jeff’s Cricket android serviced by AT&T, however, connects to the internet every time!

This is our first lazy day. I word process outside of the RV while Jeff goes to the grocery store to get 2 cans of beans for our 3rd make-ahead and freeze dinner, chili. He returns with charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid, fat wood lighter sticks, a bucket for the leaking grey water, some more firewood, the local newspaper, and the 2 cans of kidney beans. Jeff prepares a big pot of chili for dinner with grass fed ground beef and ground bison. We reserve a quarter pound of each to make burgers for tomorrow. The freezer has 2, 2 serving portions ready for other busy day meals.

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