Ah! It's been forever since i've posted on here but I've been incredibly busy these past few months. Hence, this super late post about my trip with Kyle back in August. Kyle and I went on our first (long) vacation together! It was about 10 days and we split it between Boston, Portland, and Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor was our last spot, but had to be our favorite out of the three. Everything about this area was beautiful. We stayed at another AirBnB home and our hosts were the best we've had so far. They had this cozy house that they completely renovated to follow a nautical theme, and it just reminded me of home. We spent most of our time in Acadia National Park and eating a lot of food and lobsters. Acadia was my first National Park that I had been to and by the looks of it, it surely won't be my last. Kyle's lifetime goal is to hike all the National Parks and this was his 13th. Way more to go! However, I did have a scary first hike up Acadia. That day we were suppose to check out a few trails, walk to the beach, and look at a few scenic lookouts, so Kyle said I didn't have to wear any sneaks or activewear yet. So naturally, I wore flip-flops and we ended up hiking up an extremely difficult trail. I found myself holding onto thick metal rungs in order to climb up rocks or walk across a VERY narrow edge. I remember when I came across the first one, I was panicking and telling Kyle we had to go back down. There was a family right behind us catching up so I felt all the pressure behind me, got super anxious, almost cried, and decided to just go for it the rest of the way. There were times when I just took my flip flops off and threw them over the ledge and climbed the metal with just my feet because my feet would sweat from all the nervousness leading to a few slippery, scary situations. :/ BUT.. no matter how scary it was going up, the view was just absolutely breathtaking. I had to take a minute to catch my breath (literally) and take in all the beauty. Not sure if I would say it was worth it... but I would definitely do it again (with sneakers).
And of course, here's a little video compilation of our trip here :)