Baa-Ha-Baa (otherwise known as Bar Harbor, ME)

So the Hubster and I took our last weekend in Maine to have some alone time (+ Baby) and head to Bar Harbor, ME. Leaving the glories of Whitefield and boys behind with the grandparents (wahoo!) we took off towards the coast. Can I just say, God is so good to me, it was the first sunny day in a week and we took off under blue, blue, blue skies and a cheery sun.

Our first stop was when I screeched “STOOOOOP!!!” and Shawn careened to a halt in front of this amazing renovated barn that begged me to take pictures of it. I knocked on the door and out came Paul Barton, 87 year young former WWII pilot who had always wanted to live in a barn. So at the age of 65, he made his dream come true by moving his wife and cat to Liberty, Maine and transforming an old barn overlooking some mountains into THE COOLEST home I’ve seen in a very long time. I asked Paul if I could post pics of him online and he said that was fine, “just don’t doctor things up, I like to keep it real.”


Paul recommended us visiting this store, the Liberty Tool Co. Acres of vintage tools (ok, so it seemed like acres to me) and lots of men with pot-bellies and flannel congregating over barrels of nails and handsaws. A cultural experience to be sure.

The Penobscot Bay Observatory. Pretty.

Met Norman and Mary who were visiting from Massachusetts and were super friendly.

Our corner hotel room in Bar Harbor overlooking Frenchmans Bay. Aaahh.

Lunch and dinner at seafood digs.
I had the most delicious haddock and was surprised to discover that fresh fish doesn’t taste at all fishy! Go figure.

Raenbird and Shawn lounge at the Stewman’s Lobster Pound

Day 2 took us to Acadia National Park and Jordan Pond. The weather was dreary but still lovely for some trail walking.

All in all, an amazing and rejuvenating trip. Next up, FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Facebook comments:

August 9, 2009 - 2:28 am

Life on The Rowland Ranch - Nice sweater Raenah! Yep, that's from your Aunt Jane. I love you so very much precious girl!
Has anyone told you lately that you have THE GREATEST Mommy in the whole world??!! And your Daddy is a pretty cool guy too! :)

August 9, 2009 - 2:30 am

Life on The Rowland Ranch - Matthew said to tell Shawn that he looks like Rick Warren.

August 10, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Haley - Love all of the pictures, Shipra! Looks like you had a lovely last weekend here in Maine. We miss you a ton!!

August 11, 2009 - 1:16 pm

LoopyJ - Ahh Shipra – I just love looking at the world through your lens! So much beauty. Thank you for sharing!

August 12, 2009 - 3:26 pm

The Keilers - Love love love these images. Love love love them! Sweet Raenah is going to think all mommies live with cameras in front of their faces ;).

August 12, 2009 - 10:04 pm

Amy - Mrs. Sarnicky misses you :-( Love the pics, but what's new about that??

keep'em coming….

August 19, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Freak Knitter - Loved ALLLLL the photos and it makes me miss you even more!!! Although you weren't in any, I kept picturing you clicking away at all the wonderful sights (my favorite being Mr. Barton!!!! (well, of course Raenah first hehe…but OOOH I loved the pix of him in his incredible home!!!) Heck, I even miss wild and crazy Mr. Shawn! Cannot WAIT until you are online again and chatty!!

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