That's the phrase that defines our vacation so far!
Remember that I wasn't going to post at all this week? Well, that was because we were flying to Maine and I didn't want the hassle of bringing my laptop. Well, for a couple of days before we left Chris was watching the weather and there was a tropical storm headed straight for Maine around the time of our flights on Saturday. Our flights had already been rescheduled by Delta to the worst possible scenario as the last flight from LaGuardia to Bangor that day. Late Friday we decided that we weren't interested in the chance of spending the night in LaGuardia airport and made the decision to drive.
Well, that changed what I could bring so I added the laptops and sewing machine!
We left about 7 pm Friday night and drove until about 1 am. We stayed overnight in Wilkes-Barre, PA and were back on the road by 7 am Saturday. We made it to Acadia about 5 hours ahead of when we would have arrived on the flight. We even were able to get full refunds on our flights and rental car. Our flight did land on time but we were glad we drove. We had a really good audiobook (another Michael Koryta) that kept us entertained.
We got settled and then the storm really hit and we lost power about 10:30 that night. The house we are in has a generator so we really weren't without power at all, only internet. Wireless coverage here is terrible but we survived that small inconvenience. This neighborhood was probably worst hit from the storm. There were trees and lines down everywhere. It's also a holiday neighborhood so there are very few people here and, rightly, didn't get priority treatment. We were thrilled to come back from hiking today (Monday) to find everything back on. We were grateful for the generator!
I made great progress on the baby blanket Sunday. In the afternoon we decided to go to the sports bar to watch whatever football was showing. I knew that the Eagles weren't playing in this market but we were willing to watch any football. Imagine our surprise when we walked into a bar FULL of Eagles fans with the Eagles game on 5 TVs! They put the Vikings/Chiefs on 1 TV but everything else was all Eagles. What a treat!
Since I had all the blue blocks cut out I brought that project and set to sewing this morning before we went for a hike. When I started making this quilt I thought my brother and JJ would like it so I'm determined to get it done to give to her before Christmas as a celebration of her recovery. Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes. She's not totally out of the woods yet but she is doing better.
Here was our view this morning before we left for our hike. I never tire of this place.
Our hope here was that we would get to see fall leaves. Well, here they are after the storm! It's still a beautiful trail but there aren't a lot of leaves left on the trees. We started at the Wild Gardens to Hemlock Road, to Stratheden Trail to Kebo Mountain and back down Hemlocks Trail and Road. It was about 2.5 miles with some nice climbing up Kebo. It's an easier trail. We're avoiding the advanced trails because they are all so wet. I'm too old to be slipping down granite rocks.
There were a few beautiful maples along the way. It's cool to see how different the trails seem with some of the leaves gone. Usually they are quite dark and shaded but now some light streams through. It's really beautiful.
The park is absolutely packed this weekend so we didn't do the Park Loop road as planned. The backup at the entrance was the worst we've ever seen. We expect that many people probably went home today after the long weekend so we hope for a little less traffic tomorrow.
No more storms are expected!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.