|Porcupine Islands and schooner Margaret Todd|
|The scene on Cadillac Mt|
"...and the tourists were held back, while President Obama and his family walked around the top of Cadillac Mountain." Maybe you heard something like that recently in the news and saw a photo of the first family as they took in the sweeping view from this must see spot in Acadia National Park in Maine. Immediately, it sent me back to that August evening in 2003 when all of us, with dogs, joined other milling tourists on the wide Mt. Cadillac summit. Children hopped about the gently bumpy summit slabs, photographers poised their cameras, people chatted and struck up new acquaintances; all awaiting the sunset in this Acadia National Park tourist ritual. Photos taken that evening that once seemed so ordinary, and quickly thumbed through, now invited closer examination and provided an acute window into memory. To get the flavor, just click on any one of these photos for a closer look.