Driving...99 bottles of soda on the wall, 99 bo...

Trip Start Jun 12, 2009
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Trip End Jun 29, 2009


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Unfortunately the original entry was lost in cyber space so the accuracy of todays events may be skewed in favor of the narrator….So the day was filled with sightseeing and adventure. We spent the majority of our time in the hell house other wise known as the van as we drove roughly 600 miles to Bar Harbor, Maine or as we like to refer to it as Bahh Habahhh. 30 minutes into our drive dad noticed a suspended bridge hanging over a death defying gorge. No joke this bridge was not only long and rickety in appearance it was also EXTREMLY HIGH!!! We decided to take a hike so we could cross the amazing bridge the girls passed first, no problem. Colette on the other hand was a different story, she was glued to dad, eyes closed and insisted that the two girls carry her pound water bottle for fear that it would way her down….sure way the kids down…sheeshh what a "great" mom. Anyways we all survived….come to think of it I haven't seen Colette in a while….just kidding! The hike was beautiful and even took us up a look out that Colette once again attempted yet you could literally smell the fear off of her (note to self: by Colette stronger deodorant for Christmas). Really, she braved it like a champ and we all had a blast seeing the sights and posing for cheesy pics. We were then herded back into the van to continue on in our driving. We finally arrived at the cottage like motel at 8:15 pm resulting in the girls rushing around throwing on their swim suits so we could hit thhe pool before closing in 45 minutes. The pool was a large outdoor heated and pool and we all had a blast. Dad watched from the sidelines and occasionally got splashed from Heidi when she pretended she needed a town because she got water in her eyes. It is now 10:30 colette is journaling, Heidi is passed out, Dads picking his wedgie and I'm writing a best-seller….I cant wait till tomorrow, if its anything like today its sure to be a blast.

Heres the original.... Today started off quite early for the girls because Heidi decided that she’d supply us with a 6:30 wake-up call. The girls got ready and headed down stairs for a nice breakfast, Heidi and Jay had a hot breakfast and Colette had a bagel and fruit. The breakfast was not only delicious, but our servers were extremely attentive and helpful. While the girls had some breaky Dad took him time getting ready in the room. After clearing out the hotel room we were once again on the road, destination Bar Harbor Maine. While driving, Dad noticed a suspended bridge hanging over deadly gorge. We decided to go on the hike and were amazed by the beauty and excitement of it all .Heidi and Jayme went over the bridge first and were brave and had a blast. Colette on the other hand was absolutely stricken with fear and clutched Dad the entire way. Jay and Heidi had to carry her water bottle across because Colette feared the 1 pound water bottle would "weigh her down"!!! The hike was called Coaticook and was roughly an hour out of Sherbrooke. The hike not only took us over a surreal bridge, it also took us up a 100 foot lookout tower that Heidi had no problem with. Colette toughened up and came with the girls up the tower but was terrified to go near the edge as we climbed higher. The hike was a hilly 3 and a half kilometer walk that took us from the bridge to the water falls below. All in all, the entire hike was well worth the 2hour detour and was filled with adventure and excitement!! We then climbed back in the car and traveled to the border of Vermont and crossed into the land of the free, a.k.a. The United States of America. We drove rather quickly through Vermont and New Hampshire. Jay slept most of the way and Heidi alternated between movies and activity books. Once in Maine we noticed a “Dollar King” and decided that a good leg stretch was needed. The dollar store was heaven to the girls and everyone left with a useless, piece of junk that they adored, dad left with bug nets, Colette found a great place mat, Jay found two great biographies and Heidi got some Fun Dip lip gloss. Other than the Dollar King, the town we stopped in was run down and crawling with hillbillies. Throughout Maine the scenery was beautiful especially as we came upon the ocean. Finally, after about 6 hours in the van we got to our next home away from home, a cute little cottage like motel in Bar Harbor Maine complete with a pool and hot tub within 5 minutes of the ocean. We arrived at about 8pm and quickly threw on our swim suits so we could try the pool before closing at 9. Heidi, Jay and Mom all swam in the large round outdoor pool as dad watched from the sidelines. The weather was cold and rainy so we rounded out the trip to the pool with a quick soak in the hot tub. At 9pm we rushed back to the hotel and Heidi and Jay hit the showers to wash up before bed. It is now 10:30, Dad is drifting fast, Colette is journaling, Heidi is fast asleep and Jay is watching the NBA finals. The day has been great and fun and we are all very excited to being staying here again so we can avoid long drives for at least one day!! Hopefully the weather is nice tomorrow so we can rent bikes and hit the beach!!
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