October 3, 2013

Camping in Acadia National Park

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed all the pictures I was posting of Maine. We took a week and camped in the gorgeous Acadia National Park. It was perfect timing too considering all the national parks are closed right now. It just breaks my heart to think of all the families planning trips to enjoy the Fall colors and now they won't be able to.

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.

It's true I've been holding out on y'all. I guess I get nervous laying it all out there. Those awful fears that aren't based on reality creep in... I've been designing my own photography site Key Images. It all started when I began working for a real estate agent taking property images, then it all sort of grew from there. I actually put a link up in the side bar but I've since realized I need to take ownership for this. Yes I am proud of myself and It's okay to share that. I've recently partnered with a printing company and now my photography is even easier to view and purchase. There are so many options too like sizes and frames. I take more than real estate photos I also take photos for businesses to help market their products and of course I take photos for fun which has brought joy to many people over the years. I find that my photography transports people and brings a smile to their face. So now I've opened up shop to share that with everyone. Many of the photos you've seen on this very blog are available for printing. So if you've been a fan check out the GALLERY. I've removed my link from the side bar and added info about my photography in a tab at the top. I'm going to OWN this and use the gifts God has given me.

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!

1 comment:

  1. I can see why you're proud of your photography. I've always wanted to visit Maine. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has suffered from jetlag recently though I'm slowly getting used to the time change


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