Jr. DeWald Family Visit to Maine
Our summer of 2017 in the Bar Harbor, ME area has had several great visits from family. The last scheduled visit for the summer was from our nephew Josh, his wife Nikki, and their two adorable kids, Ella and Tyce. They were joined by Nikki’s mom, Veronica, and her husband George. Full disclosure though, I may be a good uncle, but I’m not a good enough uncle for my nephew to bring his entire family from Nutley, NJ all the way to Maine to visit Betsy and I. Ok, ok, Josh’s mom and dad happen to be our next door neighbors at Narrows Too RV Park, Annette and Mike!
Josh is an elementary school music teacher in Nutley and Nikki works as an Occupational Therapist for the school district. This allows them to travel with their kids in the summer and visit family and friends. They were able to combine a friend’s wedding in Boston with a chance to come to Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor area to spend some time with all of us. Josh, Nikki and their kids were able to snag one of the four large cabins at Narrows Too while George and Veronica took up residence in another one of the cabins for the week.
As they’ve proven several times this summer, Annette and Mike are quite capable tour guides and activity planners for their guests. They hit all of the high spots in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and the rest of Mt. Desert Island. This group of visitors did try something different than the prior groups, they took one of their evenings and attended The Great Maine Lumberjack Show in Trenton, ME. Yes, it is just as it sounds, 12 exciting lumberjack events packed into an hour and 15-minute show. The 12 events include, but are not limited to: Axe throwing. Log Rolling. Underhand Chopping. Power Hot Sawing. Obstacle Pole Relay. Crosscut Sawing. Pole Climbing... And More! All of the attendees returned with the same conclusion, an inexpensive, entertaining evening for the entire family. Betsy and I were not able to attend due to some work commitments, but rumor has it that 4 year old Tyce even came home with a small wooden chair created with a chain saw on stage, following an entertaining interview with him in front of the crowd.
Betsy and I didn’t get to join the clan for any outings, but we totally enjoyed spending several evenings around the camp fire with the entire group. As Ella and Tyce start the school year, and Nikki and Josh head back to work their way through another school year, we hope they think back with pleasant memories of their summer visit to the Maine Coast.