Monday, August 26, 2013

Postcards from Maine: Cadillac Mountain & Jordan Pond

We took a drive through the park one evening to see the sunset from the top of Cadillac Mountain. It's often cold and windy up there even in August, but for once it was a mild evening. We enjoyed the panoramic water views in every direction.

Looking towards Bar Harbor and the Porcupine Islands in Frenchman Bay. 

Lichen-covered rocks and ledges form a pathway around the top of the mountain.

The parking lot wasn't full, but there were plenty of people there to see the sunset. 
Some brought picnics, others had cameras on tripods.

After the sunset, we drove to the Jordan Pond House for dinner. 

A full moon was rising over the lawn and restaurant. We ate inside, away from the mosquitoes. And we were delighted to learn that we could have unlimited popovers with our dinner — a different policy from lunch or tea time where you have to pay for extras. Now we can't wait to go back. We  ate so many popovers with our chicken and mashed potatoes that we had to split dessert: another popover with two scoops of homemade ice cream and chocolate sauce.

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