Anyway, we concluded that Pete, Miles, and Rayna would go, with Strider as a "maybe" depending on his work schedule. At the last minute Strider realized he could go, so off the 4 of them went, leaving Colsen and I home on a little "Staycation," with the theme of "Pack the household into a multitude of boxes." As it turned out, the timing was very good for me to stay home and get things done since we move to a new house in just a couple weeks!
But back to the Maine point here... The travelers had a great time. I got texts and emails with all kinds of beautiful pictures each day (to which I responded with an occasional picture of a pile of boxes). Eighteen members of the Frank family plus 2 significant others all met near Acadia, and they hiked all over. Other highlights were a lobster boat ride, a little shopping, and seeing some wildlife (a porcupine in the woods! and harbor seals on the rocks).
(Thanks to Sue for many of these pictures!)