Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Wild mushrooms and lunch

Yesterday we decided to try again to visit the Jordon Pond historic restaurant in Acadia National Park. The Jordon pond house can trace its history to 1847. By the 1870’s there was a demand from the wealthy land owners, like the Rockefellers, to have a pleasant setting to enjoy afternoon tea overlooking the lake. Since then a restaurant has operated here serving meals to those who come to visit this beautiful region. This time the power was on and we were seated on the lawn overlooking Jordon Pond. Anneke was excited to try her first ever lobster and what better setting than this historic site in Maine. In the end, her judgment was that she still prefers raw haring with onions. What can I say; she is still Dutch at heart. The big hit of the lunch was the pop over. It is basically a hollow muffin type pastry. When you fill it with blueberry jam and butter, it is so good.

We also spent some time hiking the carriage roads built by the aforementioned well to do folks to enjoy the scenery by horse carriage. These roads are also famous for their Carriage houses and bridges built of natural rocks and other local materials.

While hiking the roads and trails, we decided to photograph some of the many mushrooms along the way to show that we can notice something besides rocks.


Judy and Emma said...

Raw hering with onions rather than lobster??? Oh my!

I'm into shrooms too, and love all their varieties. :)

Happytrails said...

That pop over sure looks good!! YUM

What a beautiful area with lots of variety of shrooms!! Pretty neat...nice pics!!

Donna K said...

What beautiful scenery. The lunch looks delicious but I think I'll pass on the mushrooms, thanks all the same. :)

Wayne and Maureen said...

Hi! thanks for the visit.
We want to get to Maine one day soon.
We will follow your adventures since your blog pictures give such great directions! Stay safe

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said... may need to try lobster tail one more time. Get some good warm garlic butter...YUMMMMMY! More super pictures!

Margie and Roger said...

Sure liked the looks of that pop over - sounds yummy.

OMG raw herring and onions! No way! Glad I wasn't born Dutch, sorry Anneke. But, oh how I wish I had a lobster right now.

Barry and Linda said...

Oh MY! Give me a lobster any day over any raw fish.
Have a ball in your travels and thanks for all your comments.

Rick and Paulette said...

I've never figured out what's so great about lobster either. Having said that, I'd definitely order lobster before raw herring and onions!

Mushrooms are good, though!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Looks like a great place to be -- thanks for sharing it with us westerners!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I'd say I was sorry that Anneke didn't like lobster, but then that leaves all the more for me! :c)

And I'll leave all that raw herring for her...

E Squared and Mui said...

OK ... I'm not much of a lobster fan ... I find the meat too sweet ... but raw herring an onions ... I don't think so! Sorry Anneke! The Longwood Gardens in PA bake their pop-overs in clay flower pots ... makes a nice big top to fill with all kinds of goodies :-)))