June 14-21, 2014
I came to Maine with my husband, mother and daughter to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday along with my daughter's graduate degree in math education. We loved the layout of Aerie and appreciated the thought Betsy put into making our stay perfect.
During our stay, we hiked the trails at Quoddy Head State Park and had lunch at Cohill's Inn on the Lubec Narrows. We didn't take the time to visit Campobello Island on this trip, but missed the experience. We did ride our bikes on the carriage trails at Acadia, drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain and had lunch on the water at Bar Harbor.
We made good use of Betsy's beach ladder finding starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins and many other treasures! We had several visits from a Bald Eagle, watched deer in the yard, spied a seal just below the house and scared out a turkey. We were also entertained by a mother grouse that fanned her tail to protect her young.
We biked around the point and met some wonderful neighbors like Eunice and Tyler H. Thompson. Mr. Thompson is somewhat of a local legend with an interesting history. His father, a diplomat, and mother were taken prisoner by Germans during World War ll.
On clear nights we star-gazed from the upper deck, spotting many meteors and satellites. We loved playing games at the dining room table with the fire crackling….. Just follow Betsy's instructions to open the damper or you will become quickly acquainted with Hancock's EMS personnel!