Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Well, There WERE a Lot of Drugs on Campus Back Then ...

While walking on the boardwalk along the western side of Jordan Pond, my husband sees a couple and their dog coming toward him. As they are getting closer, he hears her say, "You know, we're at sea level so the water you see on top - that's not all of it, there's more below. I learned that in college in 1972."

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thanks for Telling Me NOW

Couple walking across the Bar Harbor town pier. She, clearly aggravated, says to him: "Had I known THAT, we could have had a GOOD lunch!"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just Cruise On In

Sitting on the Bar Harbor Inn lawn yesterday, two guys are watching with great intent the tenders shuttling back and forth between the Maasdam and the pier. One asks the other what the little orange boats are. Answer: "They're bringing people over from the boat." Every time another one goes by, the first guy asks, "Is that one of them shuttles?" "Yes."

When he finally grasps that there are several tenders in the water and they're all doing the same thing, he asks what happens when all the people are back on the ship, to which his friend replies, "The shuttles sail into a little hatch in the hull and then they hoist them up and they leave."


Thursday, August 18, 2011

No Room at the Inn

A family was at Schooner Head earlier today (Thursday). The Dad says to the Mom, "I better confirm our reservation," and dials his cell phone. Overheard:

"I'm calling to confirm our reservation. ... Um, what? Saturday?? ... Well, do you have anything right now? ... No? ... Oh."

Hangs up the phone, looks toward his family and says, "OK, c'mon, kids ... we're going hiking!"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Let's Pretend

Parents and their 2 girls are at the Schooner Head Overlook this morning ...

Mom, trying to take a pic of the "tweenager," says, "Just sit down and make believe you're having a good time!"

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mama Always Told Me to Think Before Speaking

Overheard at Mama DiMatteo's in Bar Harbor ...

Local sees a guy he knows sitting at the bar with a woman and says, "Hey, Chris! How are ya? I never met your wife ..." (pregnant pause ... wait for it ...)

"This IS your wife, isn't it?"

Deep Thoughts ...

Overheard at Otter Point in Acadia National Park yesterday, during an Interpretive Ranger Program on tide pools ...

A pleasure boat cruises past the point, and one of the guys in the group turns to his friend and says, "I guess the color of the buoys tells them how deep the water is..."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Found It!!

Dad and 3 kids clambering over rocks at Newport Cove yesterday. The girl gets right up to the edge and exclaims, "Found it!!"

Dad and boys come over, and they're all intently looking down for several minutes.

Lost hat?
House key?
Tide pool, even???

They never went down to "retrieve" anything or investigate further.

After they left, we couldn't help but walk over and take a peek ourselves, to see what they "found."

Apparently, it was ... the OCEAN.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Another Expert from Washington, DC

A group at the Blue Hill Overlook on Cadillac Mountain asks a fellow in another group to take their picture, mentioning that they're from Washington, D.C.

A bird flies over Eagle Lake, and one of the D.C. fellows asks, "Did you see that bird?" The apparent avian expert in the group, having spied the bird on the wing at likely over a mile distant, confidently says, "Oh yeah ... it was a bald eagle." "Really?" asks one of his friends. "Yeah, it's Eagle Lake."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

"Honey ..."

Couple out on the rocks between Thunder Hole and Otter Cliff during high tide this afternoon. As the husband moves closer to the water's edge to get a good photo of the cliff, the wife yells down to him, "You paid the life insurance premium this month, didn't you?"

I THINK she was kidding. :-D))

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What are those directions again??

Came across this in someone's blog about their recent college tour: "The College of the Atlantic is situated on Mount Desert Island in Maine just outside of the town of Bar Harbor. The college is so close that students can easily walk there by road or by a sandbar during low tide. How cool is that?"

Um ... good luck walking to Bar Harbor from COA across a sandbar.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Forrest? Is that you?

Couple on bench on Cottage Street near Main this afternoon.

He, on his cell phone: "No, I don't see you ... it's the red Firebird? No, not yet."

She: "Yes, we did. I just saw it go by!"

He: "Oh, yeah, we just saw you go by. What? There's a black truck following you? Oh, yeah, then, we definitely saw you. Come back. Hurry! Hurry! Run, Forrest, Run!"

She: "That's not nice."

Cruise Ship Mystery

Two women on a deck at Bar Harbor Inn's Oceanfront Lodge around noon  ...

Older woman: "Look ... ANOTHER cruise ship has come in!"

Younger woman: "No, mom, it's the same one ... it just came in this morning."

Older: "No, it's definitely a different one. The first one was facing the other direction."