Sunday, October 11, 2009

TNEE Part 2

Acadia National Park was beautiful. All National Parks are beautiful, but this one was unique because of the rocky coast and the beautiful leaves at this time of year. Cadillac Mountain had great views and it was super cold.

We hit Jordan's Pond Restaurant right at opening time and got to enjoy a few popovers with strawberry preserves and butter. Our meal was delicious. I had a spinach quiche and Jeremy had crabcakes. Popovers are their specialty and they are amazing. It isn't a biscuit or a danish, but amazing. It is hollow inside and the outside it cooked almost too dark, but it is delicious.

Maine's Rocky Coast

Picture of buoys in Maine for my mom

Fall leaves in Maine

Fall foliage in Vermont. It was beautiful. There were a lot of evergreens in Maine, but some of the mountains in Vermont were glowing and it was cloudy. I can't imagine how beautiful it would have been in the sun. Every turn we took it just got prettier. This area of the country is a photographer's dream. Most towns have rivers running along side the main road and farm houses are perched along the water. Just dreamy.

Cabot Cheese Factory. This tour surprised us. It was fabulous. We learned all about how Cabot makes the best cheese and the best part was the tasting room. Yum!

More fall foliage

Ben and Jerry's Factory. It was cool to see how ice cream is made, but the design of the factory made the biggest impact. It is very colorful and there are lots of huge murals of cows and ice cream. We tasted Oatmeal Cinnamon something and Haven got a her first lick. It really only touched her lips and she didn't seem to like it.

New Haven, Vermont

We had to get a picture of Haven in New Haven. This was a cute nursery that had lots of fall flowers and pumpkins. She loved the hay.

Sweet girl
The weather was incredible. We enjoy cold weather and Haven seemed to like it as well. We got her this cute hat in Target in NH. It seemed that they had much warmer clothes there than our stores do.

Jeremy and Haven went through the museum to learn all about maple syrup and I shopped. For those of you that don't know me well, I have this stupid fear of taxodermy animals. Plus, this museum had lots of mannequins. I get hot and nervous and just couldn't make myself walk through it. I felt like a nerd, but Jeremy said Haven enjoyed it. The tasting room was also a highlight at this museum.

Yankee Candle Company Village

This place is magical. Not only can you find any Yankee Candle that you could ever dream of, but there are 100 other things you can do there. The complex is full of seasonal decorations, child friendly activities, a Christmas land with Santa, toy store, candy store, and a delicious restaurant. I think the whole family would enjoy visiting the village.


  1. great pics! you should put the one with haven and the pumpkins in the baby gizmo pumpkin patch photo contest! so cute!

  2. Wow, those leaves are fantastic! I also like Haven trying to jump off the ice cream thing. I hope I am getting some yankee candles for Christmas.