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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Birding Acadia National Park, 2

One of the prettiest areas in Acadia National Park is Jordan Pond which looks out over "The Bubbles" twin mountains.

Acadia is very dog friendly and you may walk the hiking trails with your dog on a leash. We decided to walk the trail next to Jordan Pond with our Corgi, Phoebe.

After the trail we sat in the Adirondack Chairs looking at the spectacular view.

then we had lunch at Jordan Pond House which has an outdoor seating area overlooking the view. We had our binoculars with us and scanned the sky and mountains for birds.

We saw lots of Cedar Waxwings flying over our heads,

and, big yum, ate creamy lobster stew filled with big chunks of lobster and THE BEST popovers. Jordan Pond House is famous for their popovers and they serve thousands a week.
Eating some of our favorite foods and birding at the same time, now that's our idea of a good time!

Phoebe, who was very well behaved, sat next to our table

and noticed another Corgi named Olive at a nearby table. Olive was a sweet, one year old Corgi with longer fur.

Note from Blogger Phoebe:
"Hi, I had fun with Lillian and Don in the park and gots lots of petting from people who thought I was cute (that's cuz I'm perfect). I liked sitting under the table at lunch, especially since Lillian gave me a taste of her popover. Here I am with my new friend Olive, who was a very nice Corgi. She's a "fluffy" which sometimes happens with Corgis. They are exactly the same as we short-haired Corgis they just have longer fur."
Signing off,


Patrick B. said...

Oh man, I LOOOOVE Jordan Pond House. Those popovers and lobster stew are amazing.

Andy said...

My wife and I spent our honeymoon on Mount Desert Island. We too loved the Jordan Pond House (and I had a great time doing some incidental birding - picked up about 10 life birds!).

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Good birds. Good food. Good scenery. Good company. Doesn't get any better than that!

John Theberge said...

It's been a few years since I've been to Acadia but looking at your wonderful photos makes me want to go back real soon. That lobster stew picture made me hungry.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Phoebe from your beloved brother Polo It looks like you had lots of fun in Maine!!!

Lillian Stokes said...

Happy Birthday to Polo also. Remember last year when we went out together on our birthday and ate ice cream!
Love and woofs,

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Love the pics, glad to see that Phoebe made a friend, too! Have a lovely weekend, Corgishly, Cathy ^..^

Anonymous said...

Hi to Blogger Phoebe. It's Betony here. Tomorrow I'm going with my people to Maine for a whole week, and my mom (editor Cindy) was very happy to learn that I won't have to stay in the cabin when the humans go to Acadia for the day. I'm hoping they'll let me have a taste of those famous popovers!