Monday, September 3, 2007

Maine Beautiful

What an awesome creation. . .

What can I say? Maine is one of the most beautiful states I've ever visited...and our summer '07 trip didn't let us down. We went through Baxter State park in scenic Aroostook County and saw awesome sights of the mountains including the BIGGIE.... Mt. Kathadin!

Baxter State Park is a 42 mile journey by car. And we did the WHOLE thing. Took 3 hours! We stopped for a picnic lunch along the way. The field of wildflowers to the left was our view! Amazing stuff.

Here it is. . . Mt. Kathadin . . .

I really enjoy taking photos as a hobby and this is one of my favorites. A small set of wildflowers in the foreground while the mountain stands strong in the background. I like the contrasting images...and the statement the photo makes.

And who knew the Appalachian Trail ended in Maine???? That's a lot of hiking!
Our idea of the Appalachian Trail was yard saling from southern Maine all the way down to Vermont. The neat stuff we found! Anything from vintage candy containers to old pie birds to sparkling vintage costume jewelry. Now that's our idea of FUN. Call us crazy!

Earlier in the week we also went hunting for antiques along coastal route 1 waaaaayyyy up in the Northern end of the state on our way to check out Presque Isle. We found a couple of treasures along the way at This n That Antiques and Weathervane Antiques...but I didn't take photos because it was a complete downpour! But we made the best of it and went to the Irish Setter Pub in Presque Isle for dinner.

And what trip to Maine would be complete without a moose sighting. This was as close as we got... a moose track along Stump Pond in Baxter State park. We usually see at least one each summer but this time, no luck!
On our way up to visit Dad's place we stopped at the York Beach area and took pictures of the Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick. I'll post those pictures next...

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