Thursday, August 30, 2012

Goodbye Acadia, hello York

We packed up camp for the final time and headed out of Acadia on Wednesday morning. We drove to York, Maine, to an amusement park/zoo that Bruce visited with his summer camp and has been talking about ever since. There were lots of rides for little kids, and Bruce was a good sport about going on rides with Phoebe.
 Scott and I rode a lot of the rides too, but we got our fair share of standing at the side with the other parents, snapping pictures and waving at our kids every time they went by. We spent a few hours on rides. Bruce said he liked the mirror-walled fun house the best. Phoebe liked the Scrambler. And the bumper boats. And the roller coaster. And the "Princess bounce house." And the Ferris wheel. It was hard to pick just one favorite.
After many hours of rides, we headed to the zoo. There was a cool petting zoo. We fed goats and walked alongside fawns.
 There were huge lions and tigers in sadly small exhibits. It was cool to see them so near, but also a little scary too: the fence isn't that thick and it isn't that far from your fingertips.
We ended the day with bumper cars and dinner at a surprisingly good roadside restaurant called Lucia's Kitchen, where Scott scored a black bean, avocado, feta, tomato, chipotle-mayo sandwich and I grabbed a grilled eggplant, garlic carrot, roasted red pepper, mozzarella, and sundried tomato sandwich. The kids downed black bean burritos and we survived the last leg of our trip in style.

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