Suffice to say my suspicions were confirmed when we pulled up to what looked like someone’s backyard. The campsites were bare with no trees around. It was teeny tiny, all RVs and to top it off at the back where all the tent campsites were, there was a brown fence that on the other side literally bordered someone’s backyard. I made Finnley turn right around and even though he was pissed about it, he knew that was not what we were looking for.
After an hour of this and finding the cuteness that is Bar Harbor, we gave in and got a nice hotel right on the ocean. Which turned out to be just what the doctor ordered because a shower and a heated room never felt so good. We felt like different people after that, like normal society people and it was refreshing. We booked it for two nights opposed to the week we were supposed to spend there, but it was enough time.
The next morning we woke up and had our complimentary continental breakfast. Then we headed off to Acadia National Park, which literally just opened from the shutdown the previous day. It was a rainy morning, so we decided to drive Park Loop Road, which is exactly what it sounds like: a road that takes you through most of the park. I also purchased my National Park Annual Pass there so from now on we can get into all the parks for free.
By nightfall we went back to the hotel and ordered some room service. I ended up spending the rest of the night blogging and trying to find a place to go next. We settled on a State Park in upstate New York called Allegany State Park. The next morning we woke up, had our breakfast, and were on the road once again.