Monday, June 4, 2012

We're back

Please indulge me in a bit of a vacation-photo slide show. We're just back from a week in Bar Harbor, Maine.

It wasn't perfect.  Everyone wants you to come back and say "it was great!," but to be honest, there was hardship and sadness on this trip.

But there was beauty and joy, too, and sunny days amidst the fog.

Here are a few glimpses of the parts I want to remember:
Low-tide treasure hunts. Lucy is enamored of rockweed, which she treats like bubble-wrap: pop!

The view from "our" cottage on a gorgeous day.

Lots of delicious meals and treats.

A slow morning exploring "the bar."

Exploring water flow and erosion at Sand Beach.

A gorgeous hike with our brave, strong hiker.
(and these weren't even the most-beautiful parts of the hike; those came after the camera battery died)

Lots of gliding down big hills on Lucy's balance bike.

Watching boats and marveling at the juxtapositions: big and small, old-fashioned and modern, luxury and working.

Time on nearly-empty beaches with gorgeous views.

Spectacular treat choices for our dairy-free girl (blueberry-basil, here).

Taking time to check out the view from the tippy-top of this bridge's tower on the way home.