The Old Homestead
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... Highway through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Highway starts around Conway and we were headed to Lincoln, then would decide from there which way to go.
The weather had really closed in and it was wet, cold and could've been so miserable. We were determined to make the most of it though and we really enjoyed what we saw. The views would've been different, yes, however, we saw the mist and rain as a new dimension ...
... that theorized that the coverings kept out rain and snow, prolonging the bridges' lives, which sounded perfectly legitimate. A sign read that a farmer claimed bridges were covered for the same reasons women wore petticoats, "...to protect their underpinnings." Other theories range from keeping the bridge dry, preventing it from getting ice in the joints and cracking, strengthening the structure, keeping snow out, and giving the bridge a barn-like appearance. Interesting ideas. ...
... for Manuel's zeal for learning English! A delicious lunch was served at the summit's The Common Man Inn. Squam Lake is where "On Golden Pond" was filmed. And then, the tram ride up Cannon Mountain to 4100' allowed a 360 degree view of majestic color in spite of clouds.....also a popular ski area. A quick, but expensive stop at Keepsake Quilting was Sharon's ...
... of Phish flavour (look it up) while Steph was more conservative with the Mint Chocolate Chip. "Half baked" is their best seller by the way.
Well, that was lunch sorted! We drove on, skirting Montpelier and on to St Johnsbury. I've given up mentioning the exotic towns we pass by ......Moscow, East Calais, Mansfield, Berlin .... You get the idea. For the first time we had roadworks everywhere, even on the Interstate and ...
... but she pushed on and I told her we can go at her pace and stop when she needed to and that it wasn’t a race. A couple hiking along side us told mom she was doing really good and that she was a real trooper. I think that motivated her to keep going. But then not 5 minutes later as we were about halfway up the absolute **** load of steps we had to climb through the gorge mom sat down briefly on a small stone bench. The area ...