White Trellis Motel
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My dad had already earned the sticker proclaiming "This car climbed Mt. Washington" on a previous trip, but he wanted to get back to the top to share the experience with Tuukka the puppy, and myself.
Tuukka had a feeling this was going to be an exciting trip and barked enthusiastically at the booth attendant at the base of the mountain road.
Once the pleasantries were exchanged we were off and up the mountain, traveling on a road that at times could ...
... the light! Walking back was slippery in parts but downhill, so took only 40 minutes and we arrived back at the car hungry and ready for dinner.
Driving back to the hostel we wondered whether it qualified as a hike. When does a walk become a hike? We decided that there definitely needs to be some sort of off-road element to it, preferably in woods or mountains, and definitely not somewhere you can catch public transport should you get lazy and decide not to ...
... speaking province. All the road signs are in French (no English) and looked nothing like the road signs we've become familiar with in France.
The further we drove the heavier the snow was getting and the outside temperature is now 28 degrees Fahrenheit, enough for the water on the highway to freeze and that was a bit worrying.
By the time we were on the outskirts of Quebec the snow is starting to get much heavier and visibility a few hundred metres.
Next stop ...
It was such a pleasure spending time with all of my new friends that I met during an awesome program. It was a great experience getting to know each one individually and be able to share a little of our lives with one another.
However, I do want to dedicate this final post to the eldest member of our crew, Kelly of Claryville, N.Y. Kelly has to be the coolest 90-year-old woman I have ever met.
It's freezing here in Maine. It's in the 30's here ...
... have to keep your eyes open for.
Today I used an app on my phone that uses GPS to track where you skied on the mountain, how far you traveled and what your top speed was. Today we traveled a distance of 31 miles (including chair lift rides) and my speed topped out at 52.7 miles per hour.
We skied until about 12:45 p.m. as the groomed snow had been skied off and was now pretty scratchy, ...