Back to Green Bay, WI (home)
Day – 73 thru Day 75 August 12 – 14 – Bar Harbor ME – 0 miles (total miles 4362.5, miles to go 0)
We thoroughly enjoyed our three days in Bar Harbor, it is a really neat city. We also went to Acadia National Park and spent an afternoon exploring this beautiful park. We picked up our rental car on August 12th and then went to Acadia to drive the Park Loop – very nice although we would love to check out more of the park off the beat and path a bit. There were many people in the park and traffic was quite heavy. We saw many bicyclists biking up Cadillac Mountain and were glad we had climbed our last mountain a few days before.
Of course we had to have a traditional Lobster dinner and drove over to Trenton, ME as recommended by the gentleman from our rental car company. We had lobster dinner with the required bib!!. (yes you do need the bib) It was delicious and we enjoyed the challenge of getting at the lobster. It was definitely worth the work.
While in Bar Harbor we also got a massage, haircut for Peter, pedicure and manicure for Tracy, naps and shopping and eating out. It was a fun way to end the trip.
Days 75 – 77 August 14 – 16, 2014 Bar Harbor ME to Green Bay, WI (by car)
It took us three days to travel by car what it took us about a month to bicycle across. It was cool driving back and seeing names of communities we traveled thru or seeing roads we traveled on.
All to soon we needed to start our trip home – August 14th we left Bar Harbor in our rental car. It was very strange to be in a car again. We drove as far as Syracuse, New York – spent the night and got up early the next day to continue our trip. We made it to Milwaukee, WI the next night and spent it at Tracy’s mom and dad’s house. Mom made soup which was delicious – it was nice to have some homemade food.
The trip to Green Bay was uneventful and two hours later we were home to an empty home – we forgot to let our youngest daughter know we were almost home. She was out and about and saw us driving over to the airport to return our car – she was like thanks for letting me know you were home and met us at home with big hugs!!!
It is really nice to be home but at the same time strange – I am sure it will take us a bit of time to settle back in. But we will have some great memories to keep us going and lots of new friends to keep in touch with.
We will be creating a presentation about our adventure over the next few months. If you know of a group that would be interested in or benefit from our story please let us know.
Thanks for following us – we are not sure what our next adventure will be – but are sure we will take on another challenge. We will keep you posted.