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What does a lighthouse have in common with the Taj Mahal?

Once upon a time we went to India and chose to skip the most crowded attraction in favor of other places slightly off the tourist trail. I still believe that decision paid off and we had a more enjoyable trip without the stress of waiting and jostling for a place to take THE picture everyone has already seen. Obviously, you see where I'm going with this. At one point today Baylie got out of the car and walked along the stalled traffic that had been waiting for about an hour so she could scope out the situation with the unmoving line. In the end we chose to wait it out for our turn to park for 10 minutes, walk down the path, and say "Yep, that's a lighthouse". We loved it, because this trip is perfect, but I think overall I still stand by the "Taj Mahal Principle" when it comes to the must-see attractions.

We are at the most historic old inn on Mount Desert Island. Sitting out by the peaceful pool overlooking this lovely bay feels like we are staying at some rich old relative's estate. The Asticou Inn was a good find by Baylie for our last "real" night. Tomorrow we head for Bangor to get ready for our early flights home.


Posted by Pelham Family 21:13

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I looked up the Asticou Inn. Glorious!! I'm so sorry your trip is fast coming to an end. You've covered a lot of ground, though. FUN! See you soon! xoxo

by MOM

Sounds like a perfect history lesson right there😃 I’m imagining a glass of wine and Taylor Swift’s “Last Great American Dynasty” playing as I look out over the ocean.
Thanks for letting us all follow along on this adventure! I’m hoping we won’t have to wait as long for the next one😉

by Kathy

Kathy, I hadn't really paid attention to those lyrics before but I looked up the back story and definitely felt like I could have been sitting in a house with some history! 😅
You need to do this trip sometime, you would love it!

by Pelham Family

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