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.