Why I Drove 9.5-Hours (500-miles) For 8.5-Hours At ‘Acadia National Park’, Maine.
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What we did during our 8.5-hours there.
I had it worked out in my head —
and, for a change, all went according to plan.
Teischan (14) & I were both having ‘Acadia‘ withdrawal pangs. For the last 6-years we had always spent 3-5 days in Acadia at the end of June. We would typically also go for another stay, 3-4 days in September. Between 2013 & 2019 we had visited (& stayed) 12 — possibly 13 — times.
Not going in June, because of COVID was a blow.
We are still doing some degree of social distancing. We have not gone to a restaurant or got takeout since March 22. I miss that terribly! I like eating out & getting takeout. Well, if restaurants were out, in kind of followed that hotels would be too. Yes, we could have managed something, but it did not seem worth the hassle.
Then Teischan suggested a DAY TRIP!
I calculated the driving effort. In my old age I had usually limited myself to about 6-hours of driving a day. Deanna couldn’t go. Such a long drive would not be conducive to her back. So, I would have to do all the driving. I thought about. I insisted that I need to be allowed a 30-minute nap before the drive back.
It worked out. We left at 7:19 am on Wednesday, & arrived back home at 1:20 am Thursday. I did NOT arrange for the time to be so convenient. Just worked out. It was a LOT of driving. About my limit. Took the Jaguar XJ8. That made a difference. That is a TRULY European touring car. It does eat the miles without taxing your body too much.
We had a BALL. Did a fair amount of hiking, climbing (mainly her) & walking. We bought food at a supermarket in Ellsworth before we got there.
All worked out.
It was CROWDED. But, we had fun.
We know the ropes.