I’ve been back in Maine for a few performances of Muse of Fire, to sort through my storage unit and visit with friends. It is almost time to return to the left coast. I was asked to send photos while I was here so I decided to make all of you jealous.
One bright sunny day, of the finest kind, I decided to take a trip to Acadia National Park. It was late in the afternoon. I had actually been doing some work earlier in the day. I felt the need for scenery and lobster. This was just one of my stops. More to come in a future post.
Jordan Pond House has been a destination for locals and tourists alike for decades. It is located in the park and one of the stops you can visit without buying a park pass (which I do have by the way). You can visit the gift shop filled with locally made goods, enjoy the gardens, have a delicious dinner, relax on the lawn, or perhaps paint your version of The Bubbles. You see the Bubbles depicted on the sign that greets you at the entrance.
This gentleman was doing the latter. He and his family have been visiting Maine and the Bar Harbor area for 15 years. He told me that on their first visit they just fell in love and are drawn back every summer. It is a sentiment that many share and I have experienced myself. I wish I could take his painting home with me.
I came to Jordan Pond today to experience popovers and lemonade on the tea lawn. MMmmmm! Popovers, those steaming hot, tasty morsels you fill with butter and stawberry jam. Unsweetened lemonade is served with a little pitcher of simple syrup so you can have it your way. But alas, I was too late. I would have to settle for having dinner in the dining room. What a hardship.
I decided on lobster stew, which is not like a normal stew. This is a fragrant, milk broth loaded with chunks of lobster. But first the anticipation.
Notice the teapot napkin ring and the Bubbles depicted on the logo china. To accompany my lobster stew there were fresh, steamed baby carrots and yellow and purple potatos. Oh yes, the popovers too.
At last! Almost forgot the oyster crackers.
I took in the view of the tea lawn and the Bubbles while happily savoring my meal. I did not have desert but the couple next to me ordered a popover a la mode with blueberry ice cream and chocolate sauce. I didn’t want to disturb them by taking a photo so you will have to imagine the popovery goodness that arrived at their table.
All gone! So are you jealous yet? The day was almost over and I had another stop to make. But you will have to wait to find out where that was.