Our last full day was a great one. After a good night’s rest and a wonderful morning laying in our tent listening to the other campers in the surrounding sites begin to rise, we got up, had breakfast, and then got ready for another hike. My boyfriend (surprise?) came down to spend the afternoon with us; he recently moved out of nyc for good (not convenient) but just so happened to be a town over from Acadia visiting his HS friends for the week (very convenient). The three of us hiked up Beech Mountain, then came down and spent a few hours at Echo Lake. (While at the lake, we made sure to connect with our inner-high school selves. We purchased alcohol and poured it into water bottles, and enjoyed while hanging in the water. Twisted-tea never tasted so good.)
After sobering up and getting enough sun, we headed to Bar Harbor for some quality lobster rolls and blueberry beer. Then we meandered through town and went driving through other parts of the park, passing the College of the Atlantic, a university steps from Acadia. (Why did I not know about this senior year?) We hard-chilled by some more rocks (video 1), enjoyed the sunset, and then headed back to Seawall for the final time. We said goodbye to Tom (bye Tom) and made a final fire (video 2!). We started loading some stuff in the car, and for the last time crawled into our sleeping bags and fell asleep to the sound of the crackling fire.