All good things must come to an end, of course. Thursday morning was our day to pack it up and head towards home.
First, a picture from Wednesday that I forgot to insert… the classic “pose for a picture with the National park sign” shot. 🙂
We drove by these signs repeatedly during the week but never stopped. Finally on our last night I got my chance- AND they were dressed nice for dinner! Bonus. 🙂
We all agreed we would try to be ready to leave by around 8:30 a.m on Thursday morning.
It was another beautiful morning, so I went down for some tea and tried to make sure to snap some pictures of our hotel. I sometimes forget to do that, but I like looking back on those smaller details.
I sat for a little bit and just tried to enjoy the view one more time.
The pool area:
Main office building:
Our building was on the far left. It’s a small motel- just these two buildings. Never felt crowded with people at all! Some places around Bar Harbor looked very large and busy.
For this type of trip, I wouldn’t have liked that. I really enjoyed the peace, quiet and natural setting here a lot. Still just a 5 minute drive from the shops/restaurants (and also not far from the actual National park/hiking trails), but out a ways in a quiet area.
* For anyone interested, our motel was called Acadia Ocean View Motel.
We made it to Scranton, Pennsylvania (where we had a hotel reserved). We drove about 8 1/2- 9 hours, which is plenty for us for one day.
We are not really “drive til you drop” road trippers. It is more enjoyable to take it at a moderate pace, even if it means it takes a little longer. Definitely not interested in “driving straight through” on a 22 hour drive.
Finally made it to our hotel. Felt good to get out of the van. Relaxed a bit, got dinner, and called it a night.
Daily gratitude: I am grateful for a safe drive through that heavy rain.