Wednesday, August 5, 2009

THE GRANITE STATE

When it's a beautiful sunny day and your husband is on call, ( no, not a physician ) you take advantage of the situation and head out to the great outdoors. For us it was a day spent on Mt. Washington, located in New Hampshire. Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, with an elevation of 6,288 feet above sea level. Mt. Washington holds the all-time surface wind speed record of 231 miles per hour dated April 10th 1934. We drove to the summit which is 8 miles of winding twists and turns. ( not for the faint of heart ) The air temperature was 54 degrees perfect for hiking numerous trails and enjoying a picnic.








Yup, you guessed it those are train tracks. Also pictured is the auto road and hiking trails.





Another means of travel to the mountain is by Cog Railway. More to come on that tomorrow!










2 comments:

Eve said...

Wow Julie! Another great trip! You are a busy woman these days and I think your hair is all grown back already!!!
Great pictures, scary, I can't wait to see more!

the primitive country bug said...

Oh Julie~ your pictures bring back so many wonderful memories of my childhood. We've gone to the Flume and Mt. Washington several times when we were young. Haven't been there for years and never with my own kids. Maybe that's what we need... a good family outing!

I got a good laugh when I read your post about "schooling" your doctor on your chicks! :D Priceless!

Thanks so much for your encouraging words on my last post. I am reaching that age as well where I'll start dealing with the big "M" and it probably all ties in together. Life changes stink but I'm so thankful to have such good friends in the blog world to help me see the brighter side of things.
Hugs to you~ Birgit