Our road trip through the Northern states continues!
THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17th, 2018
Good Morning, New Hampshire!
We almost didn’t want to leave our campsite but we were itching for a good hike. We decided on the Welch-Dickey Trail in the White Mountains. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and the hike was one of the most incredible climbs I’ve ever been on.
The first summit was a total treat. We stopped to soak in the view and have a few snacks.
Time to climb! The trail ascended two more summits and despite my aching legs, I could not get over how amazing the 360 degree views were for the entire hike.
I was so happy that I could push through and finish the trail. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help and encouragement of these two lovely creatures.
After an epic day hiking, we headed back to our campsite for well earned food and drinks by the cozy fire.
As always, we were a little sad to leave our campsite. The fog was rolling in as we were heading out.
I loved watching the clouds cover the skies as we drove through the White Mountains.
Our first road trip break was in Bangor, Maine where we admired the stunning historic homes including Stephen King’s House!
We made our way closer to our final destination where our lobster dinner at Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound was waiting.
The harbor views were making it pretty easy to fall in love with Maine.
After we set up our tent, we explored around the area’s rocky beaches.
The colors along the misty shoreline are so beautiful.
That is one happy pup!
We finished up exploring and headed back to our tent. The night ended with blueberry pie by the fire and my heart felt so full.
Woke up bright & early with the help of some S’morey Time coffee from Bones Coffee. And PANCAKES!
The day was spent at the wonderful Acadia National Park! Acadia is one of the most dog friendly National Parks out there so we were all looking forward to exploring.
The park is filled with staggering beauty. We first walked around Jordan Pond and soaked in the sights.
Midway through the Pond trail we veered off into the woods to hike to the top of Bubble Rock. It’s easy to see why this is such a popular destination in the park.
After descending the rock and finishing the rest of the Jordan Pond loop we made our way over to Cadillac Mountain – Acadia’s #1 spot for sweeping views of the park and the Atlantic Ocean.
Next on our list was a visit to Thunder Hole – the area was a little busy but such a cool spot to check out the waves crashing into the rocky shores.
The last stop on our way to dinner was the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse – super cool but I would have preferred seeing the structure from a different vantage point (some of the magic is lost when seeing it so close up)
We decided after we first arrived in Southwest Harbor that we wanted to grab dinner at Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound – a chill spot that was in walking distance from our campsite.
Jason and I cozied up by the outside fire and indulged in fried clams and chowder while Ellie was getting a lot of “good girl” pets from the patrons.
We finally made it back to our tent where we started up the fire, ate more blueberry pie and tried out some regional brews.
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