In memory of…

20 Sep

While our trip to Maine was a vacation for me.  For Tom it was close to his heart, before his passing, his father had requested that he be brought back to his favorite place.  And his family organized a sunset memorial where his remains were scatter a top one of the most beautiful placed I have experience in my travels.  There are no words to fully describe the feeling one gets when you find yourself at 1,532 feet.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and is the first place to view sunrise in the United States from October 7 through March 6. It is one of 17 mountains on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that were pushed up by earth’s tectonic and volcanic forces millions of years ago. Were it not for the once huge glaciers that sheared off their tops, they would be even higher than what we see today.

Most of the young folks hiked up the mountain as a tribute to a man that love to keep fit and enjoy the beauty of nature.  I decided that I was in bad enough shape that to even “try” was going to get me in trouble.  Tom, did the hike and he told me afterward that it was the best thing he could have done, during the hike he felt his dad and he knew that he was being given a gift, one that he would treasure in his heart forever.

Nature cooperated and the sun set up the pink granite that the mountain is compose ablazed:

But nothing beat the sunsets:

I could not stop taking pictures:

Makes you wonder why we don’t take care of our world a little bit better right?


One Response to “In memory of…”

  1. Diane Mandy September 25, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    Beautiful post and pictures!

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