First I woke up and our family drove to Ogunquit. There I ate ice cream at Ben and Jerrys. Then I went to the beach and went on the Lazy River. The Lazy River is a river that pulls you along. You can ride on a float without moving and you will come to the end of the river. We slept at Juniper Hill Motel which was very nice because it had its own path to the beach. On the next day we walked along Marginal Way and floated on lazy river. Then we drove to Bar Harbor! In Bar Harbor we stayed at the Sunny Side Motel.
On the first day in Acadia, we went on the Beach Cliffs trail. It was really fun! I loved climbing the iron ladders! At night we went to the town of Southwest Harbor for a walk. We ate at Beals which was very good. We also went to a ranger station. A ranger is the forest policemen who educates people about nature and trails. The ranger gave me a booklet to fill out so I could become a junior ranger.
Later, I filled my ranger booklet out and brought it to the ranger station. Then I got my badge. Do you know that if you have a junior ranger badge you get a free ice-cream at Udder Heaven Ice Cream place?! If you go there, try their wild blueberry ice cream.
Next day we woke up 4:40 a.m. and drove to Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise. Cadillac Mountain is the tallest point of the shoreline of the North American continent and the first place in U.S. to see sunrise (only part of the year though). It was very cold there so I wrapped myself in my swim team blanket. If you decide to do it, make sure to dress very very warmly. The sunrise was majestic. Then we went to the town of Bar Harbor for breakfast. We ate at the café called “Everyday Joe’s”. Later we went for a walk around Bar Harbor. It was very nice there. We found a sand path to Bar Island. There was sea on either side of the path. On my way I was collecting sea snails. My brother uses them for fishing. That way we came to Bar Island. On our way back we encountered something unexpected. It turned out that the high tide was swallowing our sand path! So, we ran as fast as we could. Unfortunately, the part of the path that we were running on was being rapidly swept up by the water. So we had to sit on a rock and take our shoes off because we had sneakers. Then we had to roll our pants up because the water was coming up higher and higher. Finally we came to the shore. We saw a red jellyfish. We also met someone who was shouting to his wife; “Maher!”, which means “faster” in Hebrew! We wiped feet and put on our socks and shoes. Then we saw an apple tree. The apples on it are called crab apples because they do not taste like real apples. They were bitter. Then we had Mountain Dessert Ice Cream for lunch. It was delicious! Then we went to a nice park with lots of grass and I practiced my walkovers. Later, we went back to Acadia to visit Thunder Hole. We were supposed to hear thunder noise produced by water coming into the cliff cave at high tide. It works the best an hour before the high tide when there is wind. There was no real wind that day so instead of thunder we heard loud grumbling. We climbed the cliffs for a little while and then went to Echo Lake to see baby fish. There were very cute. I played with my brother there. Echo Lake is very clear and great for swimming. Then we went on a climbing hike on St. Sauveur Mountain. On the way to the top, it was fun, but on the way back it got very dark and there were rocks and sticks everywhere. It was easy to trip and fall. Thankfully no one fell and everyone got home safely.
First we went on the Beehive trail. It turned out that Beehive is the second scariest hike of all 90 trails in Acadia. The scariest is the one called The Precipice. The ranger told my mom that it was going to be hard and creepy but my mom didn’t listen and still went. She got very frightened during the steep climb, but I loved the Beehive trail the most. From Beehive trail we went to the Bowl trail around a small round lake. There, my brother took a slow motion video of a frog catching a dragonfly. Later we went to the restaurant called “Jordan’s pond” for the greatest popovers ever. Then I and my brother went frog catching and fishing at Jordan pond while our parents went on Jordan Pond trail. It was very nice!
Next morning we went on the Great Head Trail. There we climbed huge boulders to get to tide pools. We saw an interesting cave and climbed inside. It was very cool! Then I watched my brother jump from one boulder to another with tide pools in between. Then we had a snack on the boulders. After that we went back on the trail and walked down while singing camp songs. My brother found a squirrel skull, which was cool and yucky at the same time. We also saw a lot of mushrooms on the way. Inside the forest my brother scared a squirrel so it danced and made music in order to scare us. For lunch we went to Peekytoe Provisions and then walked around Bar Harbor Shore path.
Early in the morning, we drove my brother Jacob to the boat fishing trip. Meanwhile I and my parents went hiking on The Flying Mountain. We then visited Seawall campground and ate strawberry which we purchased at Farmers Stand on the way in Southwest Harbor. We also went on a Wonderland trail. I did not like it because it was flat with no boulders or ladders to climb. Then we went to pick my brother. He was very happy because he caught lots of fish. He also saw harbor seals and he and his fellow fishermen fed them fish that they caught. Later that day we went on a hike to Acadia mountain trail and ate barbeque at Mainly Meat. We did not like it.
On the last day, we packed and drove to Ogunquit. On the way we stopped to buy fresh eggs and delicious jams. We also bought a lobster pen and a package of Ba-ha-ha wicked good mints. In 3 hours we got to Ogunquit where we swam at the beach and floated in lazy river. I also surfed in huge waves which was a lot of fun. Then we ate delicious burgers at Wild Willy Burger and drove to New York for 4 more hours.