Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 28th, 2012 - Pedaling The Great River Route

Hi there,
If anyone is interested in reading another blog that I have set up you can go to  John and I will leave on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 from our home to the Gulf Coast in Louisiana! 

Life is good!

Kathi & John

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 2nd, 2011 - Ticonderoga, NY to Breezewood, PA

We left Ticonderoga at 6:15 this morning and drove a good share of the day as our plans were to spend some time in Hershey, PA.  We were about 45 minutes from Hershey, PA when we got a flat tire on our rental car.  How about that - we bicycled over 2000 miles and the only flat tire we got this year was on our trailer and then we get a rental car that has less than 10,000 miles on it and we get a flat tire.  The car had a good spare so John replaced it and while he was doing that I spent the time trying to get a hold of Hertz to see where we could pick up another spare tire.  Well, after pressing, 1, 2, etc, etc. I finally got someone on the line and they said we couldn't get a spare tire we would have to go to the nearest Hertz office and pick up a different rental car.  So we ended up driving another 2 hours to the Hertz office and spent about 1-1/2 hours there just exchanging the car and unloading our bike and everything else and repacking it in another car.  By then it was really to late and we were already passed Hershey so we just continued on and got a hotel in Breezewood, PA. 

We went to Subway for dinner and then to the laundromat to wash clothes.  Tomorrow morning we are going to go to 10:00AM mass and then take our time driving to Pickerington, Ohio to spend two nights with Marilyn and Gary Solomon! 

Won't be long now and we will be home!

July 1st, 2011 - Bar Harbor, Maine to Ticonderoga, NY

We left Bar Harbor around 5:30 and followed the Adventure Cycling Map back to North Woodstock, NH.  When we had bicycled up the Kancamagus Pass we were not able to get any decent pictures due to the rain and fog so we had decided that we wanted to go back that way in hopes the weather would be better.  I will try to post some pictures in the next couple of days.

June 30th, 2011 - Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine

The alarm went off at 4:00AM this morning as we planned on going down to the Bar Harbor Pier and watch the sun come up.  Unfortunately it was so foggy you couldn't see much of anything.  However, we still went down to the pier and it was so interesting as the fisherman were loading up there boats to go out lobster fishing.  We spoke with several of them and it was quite fascinating to talk with them and see all the lobster cages and items that they use when they go out to set there traps.

Afterwards we decided to drive around the entire island and stopped at one of the beaches and walked along the shore line and picked up some shells and rocks.  Around 10:00AM we went back to the hotel and showered and cleaned up and then we hopped in the car and took a tour of Acadia National Park.  Wow, it is such a beautiful area and the shore line is breathtaking. I am enclosing pictures that we took today and hope you enjoy them as much as we did taking them.  If you have never been to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park I would strongly recommend that you put it on your bucket list of things to do!  Beautiful area!
Here is the link to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
It was still dark when we got down to the pier - this is John walking around!

A fishing boat coming towards the pier to load up there gear!

The first boat loading up there gear - they bring it to the pier in there truck and then scoot it down the aisle to the dock below and then load everything on the boat.

Here they are putting the gear on the boat!  They said that currently they are going about 26 to 30 miles out to sea to set there lobster traps!  The traps stay out there for 3 to 4 days before they go back and get them and hope that they are full of lobsters. 

This was one of the pickup trucks with buoys and ropes on that were taken down and put on the boat!

This fisherman was going to go out and set traps today!  The back of his boat were just full of them.  I think he said he had about 300 traps that he was going to put out today!

Loading the buoys and ropes!

Getting ready to leave to head out to sea!

There they go!

Views of the harbor!

We drove around the island and then walked along this beach and picked up rocks and shells!

The fog has lifted and now we can see the beautiful islands and the Atlantic Ocean!


We just got haircuts - yes, mine is really short!

Eagle Lake on the way to Cadillac Mountain

More views on the way to the top of Cadillac Mountain!

More views!

Views from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park!

More views!

Every where you looked you saw amazing views!

Life is good (even with a short hair cut) lol

We went down to Sand  Beach in Acadia National Park!  The shoreline here is absolutely breathtaking!

Shoreline along Sand Beach!

Shoreline by Sand Beach!

Beautiful sandy beach!

I could listen to the sounds of waves all day long!

The water was cold but very refreshing and clear!

What a great place to spend time together!

Shoreline in Acadia National Park

Everyone was having fun running into the waves (but they didn't stay in long because the water was very cold) - it was a beautiful sandy beach!


View from the beach when the tide is out!

More shoreline!


Once again John has to go to the very edge to look over!

There were several artist set up and painting as people strolled all around the rocks and shoreline!

My Captain!

All along the coast there are such beautiful views!

You can go on a dinner cruise on this sailboat!