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Sunday, May 24

I survived....

Mt. Washington. phew. did. I. ever. survive. As you can see by the first several pictures it was pretty foggy up at the top...and the drive up was pretty harrowing. With not knowing what to expect at the next bend, a pretty narrow and windy road not being able to see 15 feet in front of us....a lot of the time my view was of the roof of the car. I was pretty nervous, and my guys DID NOT MAKE it any easier for me not to be nervous.

Look at the picture of the my little guy and me at the Summit of Mt. Washington, look at how tight we are holding hands - and how he is holding on to the sign. It was SO windy - we held on to each other for fear of falling over! I don't really think we would have, but it was pretty windy. And cold. We even saw a little sleet mixed with the rain. The summit of Mt. Washington was 6,288 feet. Six thousand feet in the air. phew. No wonder I was white knuckling it on the way up!
On the way down we stopped a couple of times to take pictures. I love the lichen in this picture ( I think that's what it's called) with the pretty flowers growing out of it.

I love this pretty maroon trillium. We used to have them around here and my Mom always called them Stinky Benjamins. This one didn't stink...but it was very pretty.
We also took the gondola up Wildcat Mountain. At one point they stopped the wire, and the gondola started swinging - and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Again, my guys laughed and picked on me because of it. I felt like Rodney Dangerfield.....lol.
Look how cool the clouds look behind us....that's the summit on Mount Washington. You can see how dang foggy it was. I don't think I'll ever go back up there....at least I won't be driving up there again!
He's such a cutie!

On the way home we saw this very cool junk spot and decided it was a great place to poke around for an hour or so....and did we ever. We found a few neat things....
Well, that's all for today...enjoy the rest of your weekend and HAPPY Memorial Day!

7 comments:

  1. Great photos Catherine. Thanks for sharing the experience with us
    Alison

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  2. the difference in the pictures is amazing. You would think it was two different days! Well done you for getting up there, I would have pooped myself!

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  3. wow- those first pictures are really showing how bad it was- but it looks like it was all worth it. Love the photos!

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  4. eeeeeeewwwwwwww ahhhhhhhhhh .. what totally cool pics! It looked gorgeous! You guys are such an adorable fam!

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  5. It would have been fun if you could have been at Vic's with us talking and doing art,but it looks like you were doing fun things with your family!This is taking fun to new heights!lol!
    We got our garden planted and there are plenty of tomato plants!

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  6. Nice pics! I've never driven to the top, but I've hiked it a number of times. I've only had one clear day at the top! How did the brakes do on the way down? I know the guy that used to drive the fuel truck to the top of the mountain in an 18 wheeler! Now THAT must be a scary ride!

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  7. The photos are great! If I were on that gondela with you I probably would have peed my pants - yikes.

    I finally got a copy of the latest 'Sew Somerset' and I am excited to see you in there. I flipped through quickly and love what I see of yours. Now I need to find some quiet time to read cover to cover, soaking it all in.

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