Since we've been home I feel like I could sleep for an entire year. Why is it that vacations are so exhausting? I've probably been pushing myself a little too hard lately but there is so much to be done, to be enjoyed, to be experienced. You can only imagine the laundry and clean up necessary after camping for a week. Not to mention I have so much to catch up on in Blog land. I enjoy seeing what everyone is writing about and sharing. I've also been working on a side project for quite sometime.
This new venture has been on my mind lately so I had to get it out there. Now back to our Vacation. The skies in Maine are never ending and always changing. The sky meets the sea in a way I've never seen before. What I wanted to do more than anything while in Maine was see the Sunrise on top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the eastern seaboard and also the first place where the sun hits this time of year.
Most of our vacations involve camping. Our dogs love it and we love being able to enjoy places with them. It's a cost effective way of traveling. You don't spend nearly as much on places to stay; sometimes we pay a small fee for a campsite or sometimes when we back-country camp it's free. I also find that when I camp I squeeze so much more into a day. We find ourselves waking up and going to bed with the sun.
We spent time hiking, exploring lighthouses and even did a little fly fishing. I just recently started learning how to fly fish and was very excited about the possibility of catching a landlocked salmon. Unfortunately it didn't happen. Possibly because I'm still learning and because I've never fly fished on a lake before. If you're still stuck on the fact that I'm fly fishing no worries I have a story to share ;) I'll explain more about why I took up the sport of fly fishing another day.
Another reason why we choose to camp is we save money on food. When you haven't showered in a few days and decide to eat out you look for the dives (places that don't mind your stink). These places are always delicious and less expensive; often they have outdoor seating only and in Maine that's what you're looking for anyway. Some of the meals when we camp are made from things we pack in a cooler or buy at the local market. A meal made and enjoyed by the fire doesn't get much better. We ate some spectacular food while we were in Maine.
I actually was never really a fan of lobster I guess it's because I never had the good stuff. During our trip I couldn't get enough of it. I had lobster in salads, stews and eggs; at least one of the days I had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Before we left on our trip I sewed up something in a hurry. Something I've been needing for traveling.
It worked wonderfully and I can't wait to share more about it next time!