Almost every year, for our anniversary, My Babe and I go to Bar Harbor for the weekend. We have our favorite room (with a balcony) in our favorite B+B (Primrose Inn) and we take picnic lunches and tour the pretty gardens on the island together ; )
I put together this little booklet of what we do, where we stay, etc. It’s a great reference from year to year. We find new restaurants we like best, the gardens change and grow, and the other activities vary: scenic harbor boat ride, walking on the carriage trails in Acadia, kayaking in the bay, a horse drawn carriage ride through town, etc.
The gardens are the must-see every year: Thuya Terraces, Asticou Gardens, and Acadia Wildflower Gardens. I’ll be adding the Beatrix Ferrand Home to our list for next time – they’ve just finished the gardens and opened to the public!
I tuck in plant lists, brochures of places we visit, bits of sketches from the gardens, postcards of favorite places, business cards of shops and restaurants, and other highlights from the weekend. So much inspiration from the gardens – I take lots of pictures ; )