The weather forecast convinced Denise that we should head home a day early. Today was chilly with rain starting mid-day. It wasn't the rain, it was the winter storm warning that got to her.
Maybe it won't snow, but the thought of driving in possibly slippery conditions (tomorrow) didn't sound like fun.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
300 PM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING TO 1 AM EST MONDAY...
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 7 TO 14 INCHES ALONG WITH
TRACE ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE POSSIBLE.
* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST...EAST CENTRAL...DOWNEAST MAINE.
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WIND.
* TIMING...SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.
...Forecast courtesy of the National Weather Service
We did a short walk this morning, then we drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain to see if there were interesting clouds. Brr! It was cold up there. When we started up the mountain the thermometer in the car said it was 43 degrees. It dropped to 35 degrees at the top and it was really really windy. I stayed in my hiding spot in Denise's camera bag because I was afraid that I would blow away. Denise told me she had a hard time not getting blown over when she was trying to stand in one spot. We didn't stay too long in that cold strong wind.
The rain didn't start until we reached Augusta - but it followed us from there all of the way home. (Oh! I think maybe we were driving into the storm. I guess that means it didn't follow us...)
Even though our wandering time at Acadia was a day shorter than planned, it was a good escape.