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.