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Friday, 8-Aug-2008 03:38
Acadia National Park / Mount Desert Island / Bubble Rock
Grrrl Power!

Seriously, this kid pretty much kicks ass with her grrrl power. Check out those muscles! I love strong women. =)

Weird thing is, she's only twelve years old; almost thirteen. It's a funny feeling being amazed by one's own kids.

Anyway, this place is called Bubble Rock, located atop a steep granite mountain(ish)top on Mount Desert Island / Acadia National Park. We were creeped out that we couldn't see anything over the edge. We knew something was down there, but for all we could see, it might have been a pit that lead straight to hell!
The hike up, wet and humid and steep and rocky, was completely satisfying, Olivia nearly running up the mountain, but out of breath like her old man. When we got to the top, we gave each other those freaky pin-prick heart attack sensations by getting too close to the edge.
The easier foto location was actually on the other side of this rock, but the wind was blowing rain right into my lens that way, so I moved back up and around to this side of Bubble Rock.
Olivia had fun posing, wondering aloud if anybody had ever been on TOP of the rock. Wondering next if anybody had ever fallen off this rounded, rocky mountain, she nevertheless felt pretty safe within a few minutes and started making me nervous again.
And I hoped, though I didn't wish it or anything, but I hoped that if we accidentally pushed the rock over the edge ~ if it was just the rock's time to go ~ that we did it on a clear day so that I could witness the awesome spectacle that would result.

For all my female friends out there: Grrrl Power!

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