Saturday, September 27, 2008
Acadia National Park, ME
I had heard of Acadia National Park on the NPS.gov site (see I do research!) and was very anxious to visit. It was a little over three hours north of Portland and being we had arrived in the fall the leaves were putting on quite a show!
The rainy drive north put us both in a reflective mood and we drove north quietly, except for constantly commenting on the amazing show of colors we were seeing and saying BAAA HAAAbah like a true New Englander.
Describing the beauty of nature is much like trying to tell someone the texture of flan. It’s never really going to translate.
We spend the afternoon roaming around the rustic carriage roads, a gift of John Rockefeller Jr. that glides around the park. Construction of the forty-five mile long series of roads, designed for horse drawn carriages, began in 1913 and continued for 17 years. The amazing views and beauty of the scenes of nature were heart-stopping.
We end the afternoon at Jordon Pond House, an institution for 100 years plus, for lunch and popovers. For those unfamiliar with these little pieces of heaven, I will try to explain. Popovers are a roll made from an egg batter similar to a Yorkshire pudding batter. Named after the fact the batter “pops” over the top of the custard cup they are baked in.
I watch as Frank’s eye roll back in his head as he devours his popover.
The beauty of amazing food is much like describing the beauty of nature which is much like trying to tell someone the texture of flan. It’s never really going to translate.