I looooooove Christmas, specifically finding THE perfect gift for my loved ones. This year I am satiating that love by adopting a family. If anyone is interested in adopting a family this holiday season- please let me know and I can get you the contact info (you can check their website listed in the IG account too). You can choose the family size, donate baskets or do straight up cash donations as well. Thank you @adamcwilliams for highlighting this oportunity!
This is the only picture I took at #campbeherwulf this weekend. It was so flipping cold out my phone stopped working. We spent the night in colder temps than when we stayed the night at the Ice Hotel in Quebec. We fucked up and thought we'd have some late season weather like last year and left the dock in. The lake flooded and it's now under water and some shore ice. Hooray #lakeliving#dacks#ADK#charleylake#stillgreenhorns
Happy anniversary @jessedaino! Thank you for the adventures all these 9 years , 7 of them married. Thank you for believing in my camp dream. Thank you for cutting all the wood so I can stack it. Thank you for letting me sleep in on the weekends. Thank you for bringing me home treats from Recess. Thank you for always getting ice cream with me before meals. Thank you for watching "my" kind of movies with me. Thank you for letting me vent about work even when you have no idea what I'm talking about. Thank you for loving the cold, snow, Canada, and hockey as much as I do. Thank you for letting me put the Christmas tree up thanksgiving and leave it up to the end of January. Thank you for supporting my love of crewnecks even though I have too many as is. Thank you for always looking for nature and beach treats to bring home to me. Thank you for not drinking all my flavored seltzers. Thank you for being an amazing business owner and boss to all your customers, coworkers, and employees. Thank you for being a good friend to everyone, including me. Should we try for double digits?
Our last full day was spent at sea. We were 60 nautical miles out from Cape Cod when a giant pod of dolphins joined our ship. We spent hours watching them. We collected a menagerie of towel animals through the entire week (could not bear to undo them) and our last meal consisted of breadsticks and marinara sauce eaten in our room.
We found the sister shop to the Bar Harbor ice cream location and of course partook once more. I got basil blueberry and ginger (again! It was so good) and Jesse got 'the dude' (white russian) and orange chocolate.
Acadia National Park was beautiful. We were sad we were unaware our whale watch was cancelled (we got to shore so early we could have set out to explore sooner). Had some wicked good locally made ice cream- sweet basil and ginger, what the what?!
Our whale watch in Bar Harbor was cancelled due to 4 foot waves (really not enough people signed up, the seas were definitely manageable). Disappointed we switched gears and ended up having a blast taking the bus to Acadia National Park. Weather in maine was infinitely warmer.
The Bay of Fundy was pretty awesome. Home of pretty severe tides, that cave is under water come high tide. Leaving port the harbor master did a 3 point turn with the cruise ship to get us pointed in the right direction. We spent a lot of time outside on the deck even though the weather was winter worthy.
St. John was by far my least favorite port though we did experience some neat things. Our ship was welcomed by a pod of dolphins. We were lucky enough our bus tour was perfectly timed to see the reversing tides (first we saw it flowing the wrong way- inland and then end of day it was flowing out).