Exploring Bar Harbor

Posted by Francesca

On Martha’s blog today, she posted a lot of beautiful photos of planting the giant urns on the Skylands terrace.  When the work was complete, Uncle Carlos suggested a drive to Bar Harbor so that Ryan could see some of the local flavor.  It’s always a fun town to visit.

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Uncle Carlos!  What a fabulous idea!  Let's go on an adventure in Bar Harbor.

1 Uncle Carlos! What a fabulous idea! Let's go on an adventure in Bar Harbor.

I'll sit up front with Ryan and Sharkey and GK can take the back.

2 I'll sit up front with Ryan and Sharkey and GK can take the back.

Ryan, since you're from Los Angeles, I'll tell you that Bar Harbor is about a 20 minute drive from Skylands and it's a famous summer colony in the Down East region of Maine.

3 Ryan, since you're from Los Angeles, I'll tell you that Bar Harbor is about a 20 minute drive from Skylands and it's a famous summer colony in the Down East region of Maine.

We're driving along Otter Creek Road and the views are very scenic, even in this fog.  That pond is called The Tarn.

4 We're driving along Otter Creek Road and the views are very scenic, even in this fog. That pond is called The Tarn.

Here we are in Bar Harbor.  It's a really fun place to explore.  There are plenty of restaurants and shops.

5 Here we are in Bar Harbor. It's a really fun place to explore. There are plenty of restaurants and shops.

Now what in the world are all of these things?

6 Now what in the world are all of these things?

Hmmm, they look like cages or traps of some sort.

7 Hmmm, they look like cages or traps of some sort.

Francesca, be careful!  Those traps are big enough to catch Frenchies!

8 Francesca, be careful! Those traps are big enough to catch Frenchies!

Silly Sharkey, remember the lobsters Pierre cooked last night?  Well, these cages smell just like those crustaceans.  This is Stewman's Lobster Pound and these are lobster traps.

9 Silly Sharkey, remember the lobsters Pierre cooked last night? Well, these cages smell just like those crustaceans. This is Stewman's Lobster Pound and these are lobster traps.

Stewman's Lobster Pound is decorated with colorful lobster trap markers.  I've seen them bobbing in the ocean when we are out in Martha's Picnic Boat.

10 Stewman's Lobster Pound is decorated with colorful lobster trap markers. I've seen them bobbing in the ocean when we are out in Martha's Picnic Boat.

GK, what are you doing?

11 GK, what are you doing?

It looks like the table has turned and it's you who's been eaten by a giant a lobster!!!

12 It looks like the table has turned and it's you who's been eaten by a giant a lobster!!!

Let's move on and do a little window shopping.

13 Let's move on and do a little window shopping.

Would you just look at all of those frogs?  Somebody is sure frog crazy!

14 Would you just look at all of those frogs? Somebody is sure frog crazy!

Come on, Sharkey.  I think I remember seeing a really interesting shop this way.

15 Come on, Sharkey. I think I remember seeing a really interesting shop this way.

You're right, Franny.  It's a pet store.  However, I don't think that Martha would approve of what this dog is wearing.  After all, Martha is a Yankees fan.

16 You're right, Franny. It's a pet store. However, I don't think that Martha would approve of what this dog is wearing. After all, Martha is a Yankees fan.

Comments (9)

  • F & S you should have purchased the RedSox shirt or how about I send you both a Phillies shirt ;)

    My mom wants to visit Bar Harbor this fall it's on what she calls her bucket list - go figure a list in a bucket??

    We've had a tough weekend my mom's uncle died Friday so she was making funeral arrangements and all the other stuff that goes with it. He was a sick man, mom said he is at peace now. I'm hoping my mom will find some peace she hasn't been home much since he got sick 5 months ago. I gave her extra kisses this weekend to make her happy, she just loves me :)

    Well I'm off to eat my breakfast - enjoy your day.

    Zoe

  • First of all, my sympathy to Zoe and her family. Extra kisses are a very good idea.
    Bar Harbor is beautiful. I went to Maine several times for shows and I loved it there. My mom went there on vacation because she just thought that the pictures Martha shows of Skylands are so beautiful that she wanted to see that area and she had a blast. She went whale watching, went on a big sail ship and took some cruises on the ocean and she also went on the plane rides that go all around the area and she saw Skylands from the air.
    Franny, Sharkey and GK, you are certainly having fun in Maine. And that was extra nice of Uncle Carlos to take you shopping. GK, if your head wasn't so big you could have gotten the girls into the lobster picture also. hehehehe

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Well the weekend is over and now it’s back to, ah, ah, ah; what ever you do during the week. I just chase the squirrels and nap most of the time. I guess “I have it made” as they say. Oh, I do earn my keep whenever the doorbell rings. Some of the people at the door move back down the steps when I start my barking. But really, my bark is worse than my bite; haven’t bitten anyone yet. So sorry to hear the bad news Zoe. I’ll put my paws together for your family.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Franny, Sharkey, and GK, you three look so happy hanging out with Uncle Carlos and Ryan. It looks like another fun adventure. GK you better be careful or someone might mistake you for lobster Chow. Get it lobster Chow? Yuck, yuck, yuck!!! :lol:

    Zoe, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's Uncle's passing. She did such a tireless job of making his remaining time as comfortable as possible.

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., You sure had a delightful time in Maine last weekend, didn't you?! How great that you got to see the planting project on Martha's beautiful terrace at Skylands and then got to go to Bar Harbor with Uncle Carlos and Ryan!! Even though it was rather foggy, just like it gets here, you got to see lots of great stuff-sure wish I was with all of you! I certainly agree that Martha wouldn't like that shirt on that dog in that store-my Mom is and always has been a Yankees Fan just like Martha is! Sure hope everyone has a great day today! So sorry to hear about your Mother's Uncle, Zoe-our prayers are with you. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • To Zoe's Mom,
    My Mimi's Mom passed away a couple of months ago. It was hard. She had been sick, too and Mimi says Mom is now at peace, but we still really miss her. She liked to give me big hugs and kisses when Mimi took me to visit. It will get better as time passes.
    My Mimi says White Sox shirts are really neat. She says we are southsiders, whatever that means.
    Hey G.K. Liked the lobster pic.
    Adios,
    Senor Rebel

  • Uncle Carlos, o que um grande cara que você é....
    Great photos and love the one of GK in the lobster, how funny is that! great shops as well, looks like a day of fun for all of you.

  • Thanks for the tour I really enjoyed seeing all the sites. I specially liked seeing GK as a lobster!

    woos, Tessa

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    I am very late today checking in--due to all my health issues with breathing and snoting. Mom calls me a big bugger nose right now. I have to carry a hankie around my neck. Yuk! I have to go in to the doc's tomorrow for my regular blood work and he will give me the once over Mom says. Maine sure does look like a beautiful place. Uncle Carlos is the best isn't he? Taking you all over and G.K. in the funny lobster--such great photos. Are you all going to make any more of your web shows like last year? Maybe this year could have your travels on it, with Big, Little Brother. Zoe, please keep giving your Mom extra kisses and no toilet paper incidents. Please give her our love and licks also. Better get back to a nap.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

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