Another Day in Paradise!
When we left home, the Weather Channel gave us a pretty glum outlook for the two weeks we were going to be in New England. Our plane landed in a downpour, we drove all the way to our condo in torrential rains, but for the most part we lucked out on the outdoor portions of our trip. Most of our photos are on the dark side, with ominous clouds hovering over the mountaintops, but I don’t mind – they just add another beautiful element to the photos. I guess there’s really nothing you can do about the weather, except complain and stay in, neither of which were good options.
We left in the morning for a circle drive, north on I93 past Franconia Notch State Park again to 3 to 302 with a shortcut south on Bear Notch Road to 112 and back home. Intermittent rain (what a surprise) but not cold, so we’re good. More stunning overlooks, beautiful trees, so lush and green. We really had no idea what we’d see, we were just on a relaxing drive, on vacation with no distractions.
We found ourselves stopping for random shots along the highway. Finally we had to pull over and there happened to be a small parking area, so we whipped into it. While we were fumbling for a map, we looked up and there was the Mount Washington Hotel (see below)!
We googled the Mount Washington Hotel, found out they gave tours, and returned a couple days later to check it out. More about that later!
Say what you will about the rain, but it kept us in fabulous waterfalls all the while we were there. Silver Falls was right next to the road and was fantastic!
It’s funny how you think two weeks will be enough in a certain area, but you just open up a can of worms, because there are so many waterfalls and trails to hike and covered bridges to see. And can you imagine this in an autumn blaze? OMGosh. This is definitely a place to return!
Next up: Beautiful Vermont