Tuesday, July 15, 2008
For our summer vacation we went to Bar Harbor, Maine. My brother and Fiance Christina, along with Kurt's kids, Michael, Mikayla, Tyler and Trevor and good friends Barb and Eric Suebert and their son Nathen and our family all rented a house on Branch Lake. The house was perfect being right on the water so the kids went swimming all the time. Bar Harbor was beautiful as was Acadia National Park and if you ever have an opportunity to visit this area of the country, the lobster alone makes it worth the trip. In fact, when we crossed the state line into Maine, the first thing Willa said was, "Where's all the lobsters?"
The kids stayed up late every night. Willa usually was the first to conk out. There was much preparation by Willa who was convinced she would need to stomp loudly in Maine to keep the crabs and lobsters away. And when we did go to the Ocean, she cried when the 50 degree waves touched her feet. So in the end, there was very little need for loud stomping, but it never hurts to be prepared. Denver had such a blast trying to keep up with all the older kids.You could really see her come out of her shell and enjoy everyone so much more than in the past. By the end, I'm sure Christinas' ears were worn out because the last 4 days of vacation were filled with, "Aunt Tia, Aunt Tia!!!"
We went to the Oceanarium and learned a lot about lobsters(very interesting). And took a boat out to Baker Island, where one of the earliest lighthouses was built. There, we spent too little time on Storm Beach watching the larger waves come in. So many fun fun times. I can't wait to go back! These are some pictures but I'll post more later.