I thought I would take a moment and briefly mention one of the things that separates Acadia National Park from others. That is, the Island Explorer bus system. After reading about other National Parks and how secluded they are from civilization, I began to be thankful for the accessiblity of where I work. The Island Explorer, through several grants and donations from big companies like L.L. Bean, runs all over Mount Desert Island. So, even though you are living and working inside a National Park, the bus stops every half hour and there are routes that can take you almost anywhere you want to go. So, you can get off of work, grab the bus and ride in to town and then when you are done with your shopping you can just hop back on and ride back "home". Plus, they are propane-powered so no nasty emissions. And they're FREE!! That's right - FREE! Think about it! AND, they have bike racks on the front and back so you make extensive use of the miles and miles of biking trails as well as carriage roads build by John Rockefeller. It really is paradise for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. So, come and visit - or better yet, come and work!