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Monday, August 5, 2013

Acadia National Park–Jordan Pond–The Bubbles and Bubble Rock

What a wonderful, fabulous day we had having lunch at Jordan Pond House. . .
here’s how ya do it. . .as our next door neighbor explained it to us. . .
Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond and The Bubbles (1)
first off, you arrive early. . .by at least 10:30
so you can park in the front parking lot. . .
you will need to be in line to be seated by 11:15
so you will have a few minutes to check out
Jordan Pond (looks more like a lake) and the
North and South Bubbles in the background. . .
Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond Restaurant, Popovers
this is how the line looks by the time seating starts. . .
but don’t worry. . .they have plenty of space for eating. . .
Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond, Parking
it’s the parking you gotta worry about. . .by arriving at 10:30 we parked in the front parking lot. . .
this is how the parking looked by the time we finished lunch. . .
down the side of the road all the way to the turn off. . .
Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond Restaurant, Popovers (1)
you can choose inside, porch, or outside dining. . .
since it was breezy and cool, we chose the porch. . .
still a great view, but protected from the wind. . .
Jordan Pond House Popovers
the thing Jordan Pond House is famous for of course. . .popovers
but we also had Lobster Stew. . . (almost a chow da. . .but no potatoes)
a bowl doesn’t sound like much, does it?
it was a lot. . .I didn’t think I was going to finish a bowl of stew and two popovers. . .
I was ready to POP for sure. . .
Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond and The Bubbles (3)
having seen “The Bubbles” I needed to see “Bubble Rock”. . .
a rock that seems to be balanced precariously on South Bubble. . .
I had read that it could be viewed from The Bubbles Parking Lot,
so after lunch, we turned left, and headed that direction. . .
Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond, Bubble Rock (1)
Bubble Rock was very visible from the road. . .so we parked the Jeep,
and walked back down the side of the road to a suitable viewing spot. . .
Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond, Bubble Rock (3)
I feel absolutely no need to hike up there and touch it. . .
but I surely do appreciate these folks for doing so. . .
makes a great pic. . .don’t’cha think?

If you are visiting Acadia. . .we certainly hope you’ll enjoy lunch at Jordan Pond House.
a little pricey. . .but a great experience. . .

‘til next time,
Janice and Dave

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