Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 16, 17, 18 Saturday July 2 thru Monday July 4th, 2011--Happy 4th of July!

On Saturday, the weather promises to be sunny and the warmest day of the week. I make reservations for us at Jordan Pond House in Acadia NP for lunch. Have you been there? When we go to Acadia, that is a MUST stop for us. I love their Lobster Stew and Popovers! The Popovers are to die for! .. with butter and strawberry jam. We both decide even though they are so easy to make, it would not be a good idea to make them a part of our regular diet. We'd both top 300 lbs pretty quickly!

We have a table on the lawn overlooking the Bubbles--two Mountains and Jordan Pond. Great Spot. It's pretty packed. Everybody had the same idea today. Buddy is able to be with us here. They even bring the dogs their own water bowls. Lots of people have their dogs with them. They are surprisingly well behaved.

While Ed is trying to decide on which activity he wants to do each day, my decisions are easier. I make the trip to the library most days for charging up computers and phones and getting Internet. Cell service is pretty sporadic at best in this area, but Internet is more predictable when there's a library open. Once I've gotten my Internet job done, I head to the supermarket to get daily supplies. Our refrigerator is not that predictable--it freezes as often as it cools so I'd rather buy our dinner fixings each day. Then I come back and read my Book Club selections. So far I have read:
The Post Mistress by Sarah Blake, Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, Left Neglected by Lisa Genova, and I've started reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. I would recommend all of them for all different reasons.

Sunday and Monday are all overcast and threatening days of rain. Even the radio comes on with warning about possible hail and lightning and heavy rains. I don't know how we manage, but the rain never comes to us.

On Monday the 4th of July, we head out to a lake for Ed to kayak and fish and to have a picnic lunch. The fog starts to roll in. Since we are leaving tomorrow, we decide on the way home to take down the screen house, just in case the weather man is right this time. The bugs here are not really bad, but it was nice to have that shaded area to sit in to read.

The campground pretty much empties out by about 5:30 pm on the 4th. Seems like everyone is heading into Bar Harbor for Fire Works at 9:15 pm. It would be a great time to rob all the campers!  It seems like we're the only ones left. I didn't suggest going in for fireworks even though I love them. Ed's not that crazy about them, they make Buddy skittish and I can't imagine them being any good since the fog is starting to get pretty thick.

While we're playing cards, we heard the booms from the fireworks. There were only 4 or 5 that I noticed. I'm glad we didn't go. I'd be disappointed. By the way, Gin Rummy is tied at 14 games apiece!

Tomorrow is moving day. Next stop Coobscook Bay CG near Lubec, Maine.

1 comment:

  1. Not to be confused, or pronounced as Lubbock, TX, as I was once advised by a lobsterman during my last trip to Lubec,Maine.
    Congrats to you both on the last member of your baseball team!