Posts tagged: Outside Our Bubble

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

By , September 24, 2010 9:50 am

Acadia National Park is where the mountains meet the sea. The beach at Sandy Beach is a brisk 55 degrees in the summer time. Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the continental east coast at 1,532 feet. It’s a great place to catch both sunset and sunrise.

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We hiked from Sandy Beach to Thunder Hole with David and Brenda.

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It is amazing that Acadia National Park came about because of the generosity of a few private citizens. Thank you Mister Rockefeller. Thank you Mister Dorr.

The Berkshires and Zip Lining

By , September 14, 2010 8:46 am

We left Rochester, NY area and are making our way to Maine. David and Brenda from OutsideOurBubble.com has been such good hosts and traveling buddies. They took us to see our second Great Lakes, Lake Ontario at the Port of Rochester. And I got to taste three different flavors of milkshakes (from Jonathan, David and Brenda) even though I didn’t order any milkshake. :) 

 

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Our first stop was in Verona, NY at the Turning Point Campground. That night we went out to a churrascaria restaurant. After dinner, Brenda and I wanted to take some pictures of the guys but they kept making faces. We all had a laughing fit; our stomachs hurt from too much food and too much laughing. We ended the night by enjoying a movie at David and Brenda’s RV Home Theater called Runaway Vacation or RV starring Robin Williams which we had never seen before, go figure! It was a hoot!

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Our second stop was in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. We traveled on the Mohawk Trail. There was one hair pin turn, some twisty roads and good scenery. It was too early for fall foliage. We look forward to seeing fall foliage at Bar Harbor.

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We camped at Country Aire Campground in Charlemont for two nights so that we can go zip lining. Zoar Outdoor Canopy Tours did a great job! We all had a blast! Later on that afternoon, we went into the town of Shelburne Falls for a nice stroll on the Flower Bridge. We also dined at Goulds Sugar-House Restuarant the morning before we checked out. The pancakes were good!

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Bar Harbor here we come!

Geneva and Geneva-On-The-Lake

By , September 7, 2010 1:17 pm

We miscalculated when we would arrive at our friend’s home (Brenda & David from Outside Our  Bubble) in upstate NY. We had told them IMG_3293we’d be there on Wednesday but on Monday afternoon we realized at our rate of driving we would be there on Tuesday! (We are going to be caravanning with them to Bar Harbor later this week. This will be our first caravanning trip, we are excited about it!) Because we didn’t want to disrupt any plans they may possibly have, we decided to stay at Geneva State Park in Geneva, Ohio for two nights. Our final destination that night was supposed to be in Conneaut, Ohio.

What a nice park! I had used the words “what a great little park” to one of our neighbor in the campground and he said “little?!?”, that is when I realized it wasn’t so little. The park is located on 698 acres on the shores of  Lake Erie,  the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes. The average depth of Lake Erie is 62’. Even though it’s the smallest lake, you still can’t see the opposite side!

campsiteThe park has 89 electric sites and only 4 full hookups. It is surrounded by  mature trees and the sites are widely spaced out (some sites are more shaded than others). We are a 38’ RV and our neighbor has a 40’ RV and he managed to park his tow vehicle on the same pad. The state park offers a lot of activities including fishing, hiking/biking, boating and hunting.

The state park is located just minutes away from a great little village called Geneva-On-The-Lake. The village calls itself  “Ohio’s first summer resort”. The village seems seasonal and comes alive at night during the high season. The village offers restaurants/bars, wine tasting, arcade style video games and fishing.

Another attraction in the region is the Lake Erie wineries and icewine. The region has “15 award-winning wineries”. One of the wineries right in Geneva-on-the-Lake is the Old Firehouse Winery. We ordered a sample tray of their sweet wines. The sample tray includes 10 – one ounce samples of sweet or dry wine and it includes a souvenir glass. We ordered a sample of the sweet wines. We both liked “Frosty Peach”. Frosty Peach is described as “full-bodied, semi-sweet 100% fruity wine with the aroma and taste of fresh peaches”.

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Not bad for a miscalculation!

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