Friday, June 20, 2008

May 24th – 27th- 1st Anniversary trip to Bar Harbor, ME

We received gift certificates to from the best men Nick and Chris for our wedding last year, and decided that getting away for our first wedding anniversary would be a great opportunity to use this great gift. We chose the Primrose Inn in Bar Harbor, ME as our destination. On Saturday we stated our drive, stopping in Freeport, ME to go to the LL Bean Store

where we purchased a new camping tent (lot more space than Greg’s old tent), and had lunch before finishing up the long drive up to Bar Harbor. It was a littlie cloudy and we drove though a few showers and spotted a few rainbows.

GPS guiding the way

Our room at the Primrose Inn was perfect.

The Inn had added this room just the year before, it had it own private entrance,

air jet tub, and small gas fireplace, and as it turned out a brand new king mattress only a week old. It was decorated simply with NO fugly floral wallpaper and lacy curtains it felt more like a nice hotel room and less like a stuffy B&B, perfect!

Dinner on Saturday was at the Chart House. Greg got the backed stuffed lobster, which was great, my scallops left much to be desired

(Cousin Robert has ruined me for good I will only eat your scallops from now on). The view more than made up for my dinner not being the best.

Sunday we headed to Arcida National Park for a bike ride. We missed a turn early that would get us lost and messed up later on, on what we would later describe as a too ambitious bike ride for our first time out this year. Greg would wind up heading back to the car on his own and coming back to pick me up (fail). We did see a lot of beautiful sites along the way (including one wide turkey). We drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain and could see all of Fisherman Bay and Bar Harbor down below, before heading back to the Inn.

View from top of Cadillac Mountain
Dinner Sunday night was at a Cuban restaurant “Havana’s”. Rated Bar Harbor’s best restaurant it did not disappoint! We had the mussles for an appetizer and could not get over how great they tasted! I had the pan seared tuna, and Greg had strip steak for dinner, both meals were awesome! It was a fitting way to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary (since we got married on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

On Monday we packed up the car and headed back to Arcida to see all we missed when we missed that important turn on our bike ride on Sunday. We stopped at Sand Beach,

and Thunder Hole (missed the right time to come and see Thunder Hole thunder)

where we ate lunch on the rocks, then we continued on the long drive back home.

Tuesday May 27th our actual anniversary Greg made a yummy dinner

after work and we drank a bottle of champagne. Our cake vendor, Cakes for Occasions, gave us a free cake

for our 1st anniversary, and we decided to take it down the street to Nicole and Phil’s new home, they had closed on the house that morning, so we could celebrate together.

I have had a lot of people ask how the first year of marriage was, and the answer was the same each time: “Great! It went by so fast!” Our wedding day was everything we dreamed and hoped it would be, and marriage has been a great adventure. In the past year we went on a wonderful Honeymoon to Jamaica, I found a new job, we renovated our kitchen almost completely on our own, added a second kitten to our family, and said I love you to each other at least once each day! We love being married to each other, and it just can’t get any better than that!

May 27th 2007

Photo credit: Karl Blaser Photography

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