This past Sunday I had the brilliant idea to go to Bar Harbor for a Valentine’s date. According to my guide book, many wonderful restaurants were open year-around, despite the foul weather.
My guide book lied. It flat-out lied.
What the guide book did not tell me was that most of Bar Harbor closes down for the winter. In fact the only two places open were a bar and a bookstore which stubbornly insist upon remaining open for the locals.
Despite this disappointment, Christopher and I had a good time. It was refreshing to be able to drive out of town and smell the ocean. I have the tendency of finding bookstores wherever we go. If there is only one bookstore in an entire city, I will magically find it. It’s a gift.
We browsed through the bookstore and purchased a book we hope will be useful in planning our honeymoon. We would love to do a Martha’s Vineyard’s/Cape Cod adventure. The book we bought tells us about all the wonderful historical locations and inns.
We also ate at Geddy’s, the only place that was open. I was pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. We enjoyed searching for our home-state’s license plate. The food was good and the beer was even better. I highly recommend the Bar Harbor Ale. It was rather dark, but very smooth. There was also coloring. Who can say no to coloring? We certainly can’t