Over and over we’ve discovered that the best adventures in this RVing life are those that evolve organically. Take these last two weeks for example. After ending up at the Narrows Too Resort when every other campground in the area was full, we enjoyed spending time with our friends so much that we extended our stay another week. And then Jen & Deas came back from Canada early and our group of 6 people and 3 dogs grew to 8 people and 6 dogs!
The second week was just as much fun as the first. As tends to happen when a group of RVers gather, our social time revolved around eating and drinking. So much eating and drinking. One night we had everyone over to our site for a taco night potluck. The taco theme is perfect for a potluck style meal because pretty much anything can go in a taco. I gotta say though…we might have taken taco night to a whole new level. Not only did we have all the normal tacos fixings like homemade salsas and guacamole, but we also had tequila drunken shrimp, fresh lobster, fajita style chicken, spicy black bean and sweet potatoes, chipotle coleslaw, and even homemade chips that Deas whipped up in his mini deep fryer! To top it off we slurped down margaritas and polished off a fabulous Key Lime pie made by Nancy. Yum!
On our last night in town we went down the road to the Sweet Pea’s Cafe for some tasty wood fired pizza (and more drinks of course). Both the food and the service left a little to be desired, but it didn’t matter because we were outside on a beautiful evening with some great company.
We have long anticipated returning to this area. In my mind our stay was going to be all about hiking, biking, exploring the park, and doing the tourist thing in Bar Harbor. Instead we only went into the park once and avoided Bar Harbor all together (no big loss – been there, done that). We leave with no disappointment about what we missed out on though. We can go hiking and biking anywhere, but the opportunity to spend an extended amount of time with six fun, interesting, like-minded people doesn’t come along everyday. We’ve found that it’s really easy to meet new people on the road, but turning those meeting into true friendships requires more than a single evening around the campfire or a chance meeting once a year.
So we leave the area with no new hikes checked off the list, no tales of summits conquered or views found. Instead we take with us memories of good times spent with good friends. Good friends who we hope to catch up with again this fall and winter. See you all down the road…