Acadia National Park – Data and Statistics

Acadia presented the option for lots of data. It was the first extended vacation I have taken planned by me, with only me in attendance. Costs I wanted to camp for several reasons. First, because camping is fun and I enjoy it. There’s something special about sleeping outside under the stars and cooking over theContinue reading “Acadia National Park – Data and Statistics”

Acadia National Park – Day 3

Tuesday’s morning plan was to drive the loop road to hit Monument Cover and Boulder Beach for sunrise. The weather did not cooperate so I just went to Otter Cliffs and saw no sunrise. By the time I got back to the campsite it was misting and I had no faith my fire would startContinue reading “Acadia National Park – Day 3”

Acadia National Park – Day 2

Day 2 saw some actual planning on my part. I woke up at 5:30 to drive up Cadillac Mountain for sunrise (at 6:30). There was no parking at the top. I was lucky and found a roadside spot on my way down. This was frustrating because, again, I did not realize how crowded this parkContinue reading “Acadia National Park – Day 2”

Acadia National Park – Day 1

Day 0 was a driving day. I started in Ashburn, VA, and ended up in Freeport, ME 12 hours later.   On to Day 1, I woke up in Freeport and did my pilgrimage to the LL Bean flagship store. The giant Bean Boot out front is really cool, as are the interlocked moose inContinue reading “Acadia National Park – Day 1”

50th Anniversary – Apollo 11

The 50th anniversary of the moon landings – Apollo 11 – was a few weeks ago. The Smithsonian hosted a special event where the Washington Monument was used as a projection screen for the Saturn V launch and moon landing. It was spectacular. The sound during the rocket launch caused the ground I was sittingContinue reading “50th Anniversary – Apollo 11”