My adventures continue during my vacation to Maine with my three sisters. I’m writing this post from the comfortable living room of our cottage on an overcast and windy morning. We’ve just enjoyed a wonderful breakfast made by Charlotte and are planning our day. Yesterday we took a carriage ride on the carriage roads at Acadia National Park. I know it’s a touristy thing to do, but I’ve always wanted to do it. And . . . dogs are permitted on the ride. I really don’t like leaving George out of things.
I do have one piece of advice if you are planning on taking photos during a carriage ride, though. And that advice is to sit up front. Unfortunately, my seat was in the middle and I didn’t get many good shots. But it was a wonderful ride, nonetheless.
I took this with one hand, raising it as high above my head as I could. For safety purposes, you are not permitted to stand during a carriage ride.
I chose the “Mr. Rockefeller’s Bridges” tour, which is a two-hour jaunt on both park and privately-owned land where we were treated to a history of the bridges and carriage roads. I’d already read up a little about it over the years and have hiked some of the carriages roads with my husband in the past.
In the middle of the tour, the ride pauses and passengers are welcomed to get off to take photos of one of the bridges.
I snapped a photo of our trusty pair of Belgian Drafts. That’s Toby on the left and Rex on the right.
My sister, Char, descended the trail to snap a photo for me because I’m lame. No, seriously. I am lame because I sprained my ankle on Sunday. I can’t believe I came all the way up here with all these beautiful hiking trails and am not able to do any of it. But I’m not crying into my clam chowder. The ankle is doing much better now but I really need to stay off of it as much as I can. Stupid me . . . I had just stepped off the porch to head to the fire pit on Sunday evening and the next thing I knew I was down on the ground and in a lot of pain.
Sisters to the rescue, though.
This is Ginny. I hope she doesn’t kick my ass for posting this photo.
I figure I’m safe, though. She rarely reads this blog. Ha!!
Here we are heading to the gate at Jordan Gate House.
I asked our driver’s permission to stand in order to get this photo.
Toby and Rex ~ perfect together.
After the ride, we had planned to head over to Jordan Pond House for lunch but it was so incredibly crowded that we left after driving around in vain looking for a parking spot. They have tons of seating indoors and out (and they take pets) but they were working on a road that leads to another parking area so there were cars lined up for about a half mile down the park loop road.
Aw, heck. They’re all waiting on me again. So I’d better get a move on. And . . . the sun just came out!
More photos to come ~ thanks for stopping by today.