Bar Harbor, Travel, Birthdays, and Giveaways
Yeah, that is a lot of topics in that post title! This is post has ended up being a bit of a modge-podge of things. First up, it's my birthday today! Yay! I love my birthday, though I get older, who cares, birthdays are an excuse to have fun and to be spoiled! When you are the mother of four, you take all the spoiling you can get, and my husband is always good about spoiling me. We are headed into Salem, Massachusetts to spend my birthday because it's one of my favorite places, and I don't care if anyone else in the family is sick of that place or not because it's my day! That's what spoiling is all about. I'm also hoping that red velvet cake, chocolate, and cheese fries happen to make an appearance today. And, of course, presents. I already know what my presents are, though, because I was the one who bought them. That's just how my husband and I roll for our birthdays!
Today is also the day I pick a winner for my book giveaway of The Burn Palace. And the winner is Hansonpatch! Congratulations! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and I will send you your new book!
And in other exciting news, I've recently booked a couple of vacations coming up and it's getting me excited for spring and summer! At the end of May, a good friend and I are traveling to England for a couple of weeks! I'm beyond thrilled! I used to live there as a teenager and I miss it dearly. Excited to finally go back. We will be exploring England and Scotland mainly, but also plan on heading into France as well. And in August, we have booked a family vacation in Cape Cod. I love the cape! Truly one of the gems of New England.
With all this exciting travel coming up, my mind went reeling back to last summer, thinking about our family vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine. It was a beautiful week! We filled our time with so much activity that it was exhausting, but thrilling. And so I thought I'd share just some photos of our time there since I wasn't posting on a blog last summer.
Fishing boat in the harbor.
My family on a small cliff overlooking the ocean during a hike.
Bass Harbor lighthouse
A closer look at Bass Harbor lighthouse.
In the harbor at sunset.
Another shot in the harbor at sunset.
Seals in bass harbor.
A view from the top of a mountain of sand beach and the ocean on the left and Beehive mountain on the right.
Sun setting while we were out at sea.
On top of Cadillac Mountain, looking out to sea.
Sunset on top of Cadillac Mountain, looking toward Bar Harbor.
My two oldest kids on top of Cadillac Mountain at sunset.
A lobster boat in Bass Harbor.
Family on a hike.
Some creepy roots I encountered on a hike.
Downtown Bar Harbor at night.
So, you see why I'm so excited to get on these trips? I love winter, as I've said many times before, but tomorrow is March and I'm ready for winter to be over and to get out and explore!
Posted by Alyson (New England Living) at 11:30 AM