Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Back to Acadia

Yep, that will be us again, except this time we'll be taking the new Subaru. We'll be staying in the same cabins up in Southwest Harbor (in Acadia National Park), Maine.

I've been thinking about luscious lobster rolls, honest-to-goodness New England clam chowder and clean fresh air for weeks. It's been a while since we've taken a vacation other than visiting John's lovely family in Utah (and enjoying the great skiing there). But we leave in two days, so there's a bit more packing to do for the road trip.

We take a cooler with us in the car, packed with cabin and road food. Although the rule is "No eating in the new car," so we'll be stopping a bit here and there to snack. I've packed up 10 days of high fiber hot cereal laced with protein powder, two boxes of Nectar bars. John has different requirements: microwavable soup, crackers, sandwich supplies and assorted items.

We're budgeting to eat one meal out per day and the others either from our backpacks while we're out hiking/biking/sightseeing or from our stash in the cabin. It's a pretty inexpensive vacation (other than the gas for the car). Since we're going in the "shoulder" season (between summer and leaf-peeping time), the weekly rate for our cushy cabin is very reasonable. There are laundry and Internet facilities, but we're going computer-free (and most likely cel-free, as there isn't much reception up there).

So, enjoy your week. I'm looking forward to sharing this year's photos and stories with you here.


Martha said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip! (I'm macknitter, from Serious Eats.) We'll be up there in a couple of weeks!

Deb Schiff said...

Hey Martha!
Thanks a bunch for stopping by. We had a great trip, and I'll be updating the site later this week with some photos and stories. Hope you have a relaxing trip as well. The leaves were just starting, so you should be seeing the highlights!