President Barack Obama and the first family bid farewell to Maine today after an ambitious weekend vacation full of hiking, biking, boating, tennis, eating out, and maybe just a little ice cream. From the moment they arrived on Friday, it was clear they were determined to make the most of their time, much of it spent in Acadia National Park, as their motorcade zipped from one outing to another.
But the high point—literally—was their visit to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, listed by park officials as the tallest peak on the Eastern Seaboard. From the granite mountaintop, as they listened to a park superintendent, the Obamas beheld a spectacular vista of granite hills above an emerald bay. The Obamas were slated for a midday return to the White House.