Parking Meters?!? 

We went to Jeanie’s for breakfast with a plan to walk The Shore Path. We were stunned to see parking meters everywhere. And not cheap ones either – $2/hour.  

Little by little we see Bar Harbor – always more touristy than the other harbors on the island – becoming a ”tshrits for tourist” place…and losing its charm. The 100 year-old family-owned pharmacy – the one that had the in-store counter and egg creams – is gone; owner retired. The locally-owned Morning Glory Bakery is gone. Poor Boys Gourmet – one of our go-to restaurants when we were first coming her – got a new owner a few years ago. It wasn’t as good and we stopped going. It went bankrupt and it’s vacant. 

We did finally get to walk The Shore Path. For the first time I wasn’t thinking about buying a place here. Instead, I could visualize coming here for just a few days, almost like passing by, and staying at a hotel. It was sort of weird.  

But time moves on and life changes…even in the once-quaint Bar Harbor. 

What are the Maine Diaries?

The Maine Diaries is a fun look at my annual adventure to New England where I unwind from normal life and reconnect with myself.

I was captivated by the Maine Coast on my first trip there in the late 90’s. In the years since, I’ve traveled up and down the coast from Kittery to Calais but I spend most of my Maine time Downeast. I love the adventures I have and the chance to unwind from the world and restore my inner clarity. I chronicle my experiences in The Maine Diaries.

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