Monday, May 10, 2010

'Researching' at Bar Harbor

My husband surprised me with a lovely trip to Bar Harbor this weekend for Mother's Day and my birthday which is today. We stayed at the beautiful Bar Harbor Inn which is located right on the ocean and our room had a small balcony that looked out over the water. The picture to the left was taken at low tide.

We enjoyed a leisurely romantic stroll down the shore path, a well maintained walking path that goes along the rocky shore above the ocean. Hence the name. The tide was out and the weather was a bit misty but we enjoyed our walk all the more since there was no one else on the path and it seemed we had the world to ourselves. The islands rising offshore in the mist were beautiful and the sounds of the ocean and seagulls was so relaxing. We felt like newlyweds!

While enjoying some pampering in the form of a manicure, I managed to dream up another book that takes place on the coast. (Okay who didn't see that coming?) I actually think it's a good story for the 'Destinies' series, giving Agatha yet another challenge so that will be the next book I work on. I may need to return to Bar Harbor for more research. (ahem) Do you think I can write off the cost of the manicure when I sell the book?

That evening we dined at the elegant Reading Room at the Bar Harbor Inn. The food was fabulous and the view spectacular. Our waiter was charming and very prompt. I decided to live a little and ordered a Blueberry Martini. Yum! I highly recommend it. It was served in a darling little martini glass with real blueberries. 
After a weekend such as this I know for sure I married the right man! Happy Mother's Day!