Bar Harbor, Maine – September 2, 2013


It rained over night and continued to rain today.  We consulted the radar and it looked like we might have a small break in the rain in the early afternoon.  We decided to load the bikes up and drive to the Jordon Pond area in the Acadia National Park and ride a 10 mile loop on the carriage roads.  When we arrived it was still pouring down rain.  So we moved on to plan B and decided to eat lunch at the Jordon Pond House.  The Jordan Pond House was founded as a restaurant in the early 1870’s.  The original building was destroyed by fire in 1979 and has since been rebuilt.  Dormitory housing is provided for the staff that works at the restaurant during the season.  The Jordon Pond House “Popovers” are a signature item that was well worth the calories.  It is a light, fluffy pastry that they bake in muffin tins.  They serve them with butter and strawberry jam.  Loaine and I enjoyed our popovers with an incredible lobster stew (with butter floating on top).  Deb had crab cakes with her popovers.  We vowed to come back later in the week when the weather improved and have tea and popovers outdoors on the lawn that overlooks Jordon Pond.  The rain slacked off to a drizzle and we decided to go ahead and bike.  We unloaded the bikes and by the time we set off, it was pouring again.  We rode downhill on a carriage road until we came to a sign that said “No Bikes Allowed”.  We turned around and rode back up the hill.  Deb didn’t bring her own pedals and she was having a hard time keeping her feet on the platform pedals since they were wet and slick.  We rode back to the car and loaded the bikes again in the pouring rain.  We went back to the house and got warmed up and dry.  We drove back toIt rained over night and continued to rain today.  We consulted the radar and it looked like we might have a small break in the rain in the early afternoon.  We decided to load the bikes up and drive to the Jordon Pond area in the Acadia National Park and ride a 10 mile loop on the carriage roads.  When we arrived it was still pouring down rain.  So we moved on to plan B and decided to eat lunch at the Jordon Pond House.  The Jordan Pond House was founded as a restaurant in the early 1870’s.  The original building was destroyed by fire in 1979 and has since been rebuilt.  Dormitory housing is provided for the staff that works at the restaurant during the season.  The Jordon Pond House “Popovers” are a signature item that was well worth the calories.  It is a light, fluffy pastry that they bake in muffin tins.  They serve them with butter and strawberry jam.  Lorraine and I enjoyed our popovers with an incredible lobster stew (with butter floating on top).  Deb had crab cakes with her popovers.  We vowed to come back later in the week when the weather improved and have tea and popovers outd Bar Harbor in the evening and did a little shopping and then ate dinner at the Side Street Cafe.  I tried a Bar Harber Brewery “True Blue” beer……..it had blueberries floating in it.  We shared three appetizers among us…….lobster quesadillas, crab cakes and lobster mac n’ cheese with mushrooms and fresh spinach.  We devoured a piece of warm blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream.

 

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