Acadia National Park…

My trip to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. My father was a great and humble man. He was a architect by profession and loved to spend time in the Mid Coast of Maine with Mom. We would rent a house on the water and enjoy all Maine has to offer. Walk on the rocky coast, eat lobster, visit the quaint towns, kayak, and just relax. It was our place to go with the family and my Aunt Ro and Uncle Walt.

Dad and Mom loved Maine so much they decided that when they retired they would live in Maine. So my Dad bought some land and designed a beautiful modern house on a lazy quiet wooded lot. Well as life goes it didn’t go as planned, Dad died of cancer. Yet Mom built the house anyway. What a beautiful house it’s so serene and quiet, you can feel Dad’s presence.

So last week took a trip up the coast to Bar Harbor. The town itself was a typical tourist town with restaurants, gift shops, bars, and of course tons of shirt stores. Lots going on for families and outdoor activities. I’m not much for the crowds or the tourist grind to stressful, but the park was my THING. I loved the hiking and the views of the ocean and all the islands. The carriage roads are great for cycling and getting away from the crowds. I got some great photos and loved being in nature.

Author: The Cycling Chef

I’m a Chef, cyclist, sober guy. Love anything out in nature, snow storms, rivers and mountains. Grew up in central NJ around the town of Princeton. Spent my time playing soccer as a little boy and was never inside. During high school I worked in kitchens, played soccer and partied. After completing high school I went to college in West Virginia on a soccer scholarship. Drinking was a problem from the beginning for me. I drank more than most people and never wanted the party to end. I lost so much because of my drinking yet I seemed willing to pay the price time and time again. This pattern went on for years just getting worse with bigger consequences. I’m sober now and I’m excited about my alcohol free adventure. This blog is about my life, my cycling, my passion for food, being a Chef and my holistic recovery life. This is not about my past. I will share about events, day to day things in a Chef’s life and resources I use to stay on my path of recovery. J

3 thoughts on “Acadia National Park…”

    1. Thank you for your comments. I’m all new to blogging and not very good at writing or grammar. Heck I grew up drinking, playing soccer (got thrown out of college I went to on a soccer scholarship because of drinking) 😜 and worked in restaurants. It just feels right this blog I started. I’m glad you liked my blog and photos. Some are taken on top of Mt. Mansfield at Stowe Mountain Resort I ran a cafe on top of quad lift, The Octagon. Some taken in Maine and New Jersey. Thanks again your blog is awesome.

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      1. You describe the scenery, etc., really well. It reminds me of the book Wild, in that you feel like you’re there, experiencing the beautiful natural surroundings. Nobody here cares about grammar anyway. Some of my favorite bloggers don’t even use capital letters.
        I was never on the skiing circuit, but a lot of chefs/servers also spent time in the Caribbean, where I waiting tables at the Chart House in St. Thomas. I still miss the food.
        A soccer scholarship is pretty damn impressive. I was a gymnast, but never made it at the college level. We did win the state championship in high school however. It’s my last major accomplishment. Hee hee. ❤️


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