05/05/2014 Betsy

SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 MT WASHINGTON Woke up to rain again this morning.  This is the second morning it has rained without any predictions … how dare!  Not following the rules! Eventually it cleared up enough that we decided to head to Mount Washington for our last day in the Presidentials.  When we got to the roadway, the top of Mt Washington and others were in the clouds. We started our climb in low gear; forecasts were 53 degrees with 30 kts wind at the top.  As we climbed and climbed, the vistas started to appear.  At first they were simply…

05/05/2014 Betsy

Sunday, September 2, 2012 CAMPING IN THE PRESIDENTIALS    ….WITHOUT OBAMA OR ROMNEY! We got an early start … around 11AM …. Packed up and headed east.   Stopped in Ascutney to fill up propane and hit   I91 north to the Presidentials.  The ride up was beautiful, just as we had expected it to be in this part of God’s country, but still wide-eyed and amazed at the beauty that is Vermont.  Around St Johnsbury we headed East on I93 toward Littleton NH and then Route 2 toward Gorham.  This is where it got dicey as can only be appreciated if…

05/05/2014 Betsy

September 1, 2012 THE NOTCHES This morning was bright and beautiful but the clouds were still hanging low from last night.  We decided to drive down past Mt Washington to North Conway over the Kamcamagus Highway through Franconia Notch, up Route 3 to 302 through Crawford Notch.  As we passed Mt Washington the clouds were still hanging low on top of him. Driving down through the small towns to North Conway we passed Pinkham Notch Visitors Center where thousands of cars were parked, filling up the parking lots and parking along the roadway.  We decided to skip that!  I know…