Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This morning I made a reservation for the next two nights at the
Acadia Sunrise Motel in Trenton, Maine, near Acadia National Park.
The guy on the phone had a great accent. He probably thought I had
a great accent too. We could barely communicate. It's like visiting
a foreign country!
Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Trenton, Maine
We left the hotel in Portsmouth at 9:00 a.m. in pretty dreary
weather, overcast with intermittent rain. No matter – It was just
as I imagined New England would be. It wasn't cold, but it looked
it. It stayed in the low to mid 60s all day.
We stopped for a few minutes at York Beach, then headed north along
the coast of Maine, through little New England towns with fine
names like Biddeford and Kennebunk. There was a lot of repair
ongoing on the terrible roads. There's not a lot of months up here
with good enough weather for road work.
Notre Dame East,
In Brunswick we had lunch at an Amato's Italian Sandwich. It had
all the ambiance of a gas station. I ordered a lobster roll, a
favorite around these parts. I'd never had one before. It was
lobster salad, like tuna salad only with lobster, served on a hot
dog bun with some lettuce. Big whoop. Tom had a microscopic Cuban
panini. Anyway, it will tide us over till dinnertime.
Our plan was to go up into the observation tower of the Penobscot
Narrows Bridge, outside Bucksport, this afternoon, but it was
cloudy, foggy, and misting, with almost zero visibility, so we
skipped it. Disappointing! Maybe we'll get another crack at it when
leaving the area in a couple of days.
At 4:15 we arrived at the Acadia Sunrise Motel in Trenton, an
old-style motor hotel like from the '70s - It even had a metal key
for the door. Unlike the '70s, there's free wifi. Our room had a
queen bed, microwave, fridge, and a full-size coffee maker. They
gave us a room in back, away from noisy Highway 3 that connects
Ellsworth to Bar Harbor – Trenton is 10 miles from each.
Our motel, Trenton,
View from our
A little while later, we drove to Bar Harbor (pronounced "Bah Hahbah") and walked around the
quaint little village till dusk, then ate at Rosalie's Pizza. We
had pizza with tons of toppings and Sam Adams Octoberfest.
Excellent! We returned to our hotel, drank some Cabernet, and
planned our next couple of days.
Sign our guestbook