Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

White Mountain Trip


We spent two nights in the White Mountains, specifically North Woodstock, NH.  It's the off season now between summer and leaf peeper time so the crowds were light but also meant that not much was open. Our plan to drive to the Cog Railway and go to the top of Mount Washington was derailed by the weather.  No reason to pay that price to see the clouds.  Instead we took a gondola to the top of Cannon Mountain (free for NH seniors) and viewed the clouds from there.

We also paid our respects at Franconia Notch to the site where the Old Man of the Mountain once hung cantilevered over the notch. Despite many attempts to save it, erosion took its toll and the rocks fell in 2003.

It was to be a relaxing time though Dan was bothered by a toothache that necessitated a call to his endodontist. He was able to get an appointment for the next afternoon so instead of seeing more scenery on Thursday we just headed home after breakfast.  He needs another root canal on a tooth next to the last root canal.  He will have some relief on Wednesday this week.

We have two more trips booked this year including one to Quebec.  Our first venture out of the USA since October 2019 when we went to Barcelona.