New England 2006
Part One ...

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 Trip Log

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After several days on the road, we finally took a picture: This is our view of Mt. Lafayette in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains from our table in Polly's Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill, NH. Less obvious is the tail end of Trot-Trot, the wooden horse.

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This is the view from Mt. Lafayette in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains toward our table in Polly's Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill, NH, and a more flattering view of Trot-Trot, the wooden horse.

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A closer view of the clouds lingering atop the Presidential Range of the White Mountains.

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And poof, we are on Mount Desert Island, traveling along Sargent Drive along Somes Sound, a fjord that nearly divides the island into two bulbous parts that remind us of a certain part of the male anatomy.

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We were suffering from a severe case of "if you don't like the weather, wait a minute". One minute in one direction, clouds and gray skies. The next minute, in another direction, clear blue skies. Which do you prefer?

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View of the Atlantic Ocean from Seawall picnic area in Acadia National Park, with and without Bog's feet. Which do you prefer?

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Upper Hadlock Pond, about 2 minutes of biking from Parkman Mtn. Parking area in Acadia National Park. 

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View of some gorgeous body of water about 20 minutes of biking from Parkman Mtn. Parking area in Acadia National Park. It hardly matters where we were or what we looked at, it was gorgeous.

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Janie calls her masterpiece "Still Life is a Beech"

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Janie has a saying about biking: "you can buy the gear, but you have to earn the legs. The first time we biked in Acadia, we attempted to climb to the top of Day Mountain and didn't make it. Many years later, we had purchased better gear AND apparently earned better legs, so the climb didn't faze us! In fact, we were ready for more, especially after we saw not 1, not 2, but 3 peregrine falcons fly past us.

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Janie fixes salami sandwiches as a reward for making it to the top of Day Mountain.

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Another reward at the top of Day Mountain - yet another gorgeous view of a gorgeous body of water, AND blue skies AND some fall foliage AND the coping stones called Rockefeller's teeth.

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Gorgeous water on a smaller scale can be seen from one of the many bridges Rockefeller built along the carriage roads in Acadia. Ahhhhh.

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These hornets must be expecting a mild winter. They were busily coming and going into this nest which is only a few inches above the carriage road.

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Gorgeous water, gorgeous blue skies, gorgeous clouds, gorgeous fall foliage. Deja view all over and over and over again.

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Red Sky at morning, sailor take warning. Good thing we aren't sailors. 

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This sunrise on the shore is as close as we get to the water. However, we do like sailing along on our bikes on Acadia's carriage roads.

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So after the sun was up, we set out to do just that: Let's ride bikes!

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We can't decide which is prettier: the gorgeous red and yellow of the sunrise or the gorgeous red and yellow of the maple trees.

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We can't decide which is prettier: the gorgeous maple leaves up close,

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or from a distance,

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up close, sunlit, with red engulfing the green, 

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or up close, sunlit, with red edging the green, 

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up close, in the shade, with red edging the green, 

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or far away and sunlit, 

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far away, sunlit, and framed by evergreens,

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even farther away, sunlit, framed by evergreens, 

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or really far away, sunlit, framed by evergreens, with morning mist spilling over from above.

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