Damon and I first visited Bar Harbor 4 years ago on a river cruise (mini-man was technically there, too, but he was very small 😜), and loved it. It’s an amazing little town and we couldn’t wait to show it to the boys.
The morning started very early – the boys were up at 4a. After a leisurely breakfast, we slid everything in and hit the road by 7.
The one advantage to an early drive is an early arrival. We parked around one o’clock and were floored by our spot, which we booked as a water view. Turns out, the camp only has a few of these prime spots and they’re so popular that they boom up two years in advance! I guess someone dropped their reservation as we were booking and managed to snag it first. Woohoo!
The next day was absolutely gorgeous, so we headed straight for Bar Harbor. What we didn’t know was there was a marathon happening that day! Luckily, it was over before we got there, but it meant the town was pretty busy.
We found a parking spot and started walking around the small downtown. Damon and I were reminiscing about our first visit there – pointing out various places we remembered from 4 years prior. We even went back to the same place for lunch. It was fun to take the boys, who enjoyed eating outside and enjoying the weather.
After lunch, we tried to walk some more but the boys were wearing down, so we headed back to the car.
On our way home, we drive through Acadia National Park, a beautiful area where we got to see a lot of trees changing color. Damon and I love drives like this as we get to see stuff while the boys are comfortable in the back.
Our last day showed rain in the after, so we took the boys to a playground in Bar Harbor to get some energy. Mini-man, in true three year old fashion, took his pants off before playing, as he hates pants and doesn’t car that it’s cold outside. Both the boys had lots of fun.
Next to the playground was a cute restaurant that offered local cuisine, so we stopped for a bite. The food was good but the service was lacking. The hard part was trying to calm the boys down while we waited for the food to arrive.
The rain hit as we headed back to the RV, so we spent the rest of the day preparing for our long drive to Boston!