Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Acadia National Park

Since we moved to Maine we have been wanting to make a trip to Acadia National Park. So in honor of me turning 30 we spent a long weekend camping on Mount Desert Island. I was so excited and so so anxious about taking a 1 year old and 3 year old camping. I will say, it was not easy and also super exhausting, but totally worth it. Acadia and Bar Harbor lived up to the hype.

We stayed in a KOA and our campsite was on the water. It was ridiculously beautiful and real full of mosquitoes. 
Our first night there we set up camp, cooked some dinner and watched the sunset. It all felt really magical. 
It was so relaxing until we tried to go to bed. It was so so hard to get Coco to sleep in the tent, it was cold, and when she woke up screaming in the middle of the night multiple times I was rethinking this whole thing. 

We survived the first night and put on our hiking shoes for a full day ahead. Our first stop was Bass Harbor Light House.  It was a quaint lighthouse with the prettiest little hike.
This girl loves hiking and getting dirty.
We hit a point on our second hike where the girls were done. Everyone was feeling the effects from the night before.

I thought these trees were so spooky looking. Probably because I am watching Once Upon A Time right now but it reminded my of a dark part in a fairytale. 
We drove around the southwest side of the Island while the girls napped and then retired to our campground around dinner time. Our little ginger has the most mischievous face. She is always up to no good.
Our second night went much better and we woke up much more refreshed and ready for another day of hiking. We headed to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. You guys, it was insanely pretty. Everything looked like a postcard. The combination of dark green trees, deep blue ocean, and rock mountains is so beautiful. I can only imagine in a few weeks when the leaves change. It would be worth a drive up again for sure.
I seriously did not edit these pictures! I have been to a lot of beautiful places but I think Maine might be my favorite.
I am really excited for when the girls are a little older and we can take full advantage of Mount Dessert Island. It is an ideal spot for adventure. I can't wait to hike, bike, and kayak all over this mountain.
The top of Cadillac Mountain.

In the meantime we spent a lot of time exploring the island via car due to some seriously exhausted kids. The never lasted more than ten minutes before falling asleep, the mark of a good vacation.
Our last night we finally figured out how to keep everyone warm. We also went to sleep at 8pm which was pretty awesome. We got up with the sun and had the most Maine view ever. A lobster boat sunrise in the harbor.
While I can see why people don't take their one year old camping, I am so glad we did. We had such a good time and I can't wait to go back. Also if you are ever in Maine, Acadia is a must see.

Happy Tuesday!

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