If we were still living in Maryland this would seem like a cool day for the end of August - high of 82º.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Today marks 6 weeks that we have lived in New Hampshire. We are getting acclimated and liking this climate a lot. Yesterday was a cool day with highs only in the 60s. Hard to imagine that happening in Maryland in August.
We took advantage of the lovely day to explore the Boston Lot, an expanse of woods north of us owned by West Lebanon. It gets its name from a failed granite quarrying company based in Boston. Quarrying never happened but the name stuck.
We parked at that green rectangle on the left side of the map above and walked up the access road - the double red line. That was quite a climb. We walked then around the lake on the Lakeside Trail. That was a misnomer because the trail continued to climb and though we could glimpse the lake through the trees it was not a lakeside trail at all.
The ferns were lovely.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Friday we drove to Buffalo. Sunday we returned. It's over 400 miles!
The reason for the trip was to return granddaughter home. She returned with the NH family from the family vacation at Oneida Lake to spend a week with cousins and two nights with us. It was time for her to return home to start "school" (Daycare) again so her parents can have uninterrupted work at home. Today is her first day!
I'm impressed with NY State! Mask wearing is the law and just about everyone we've seen in very public inside spaces complies. At the parks, in open space, not so much, but that's okay.
Our return trip from Buffalo was by the long way. We skirted the Adirondacks and drove along the St. Lawrence River in upstate NY. Then crossed Lake Champlain into VT and then south east to NH and Lebanon. It was a long day. I was expecting better sights along the river than we had. The prettiest section was through VT.
Here are the few photos I took. You'll laugh!
The park we visited Saturday to view the falls. Not much water going over this falls. It's in the town of Akron where the hexagonal house is. (We drove by the house, Tom, but took no photos.)