Ames Farm Inn
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... like we are in the Swiss or German Alps as it is so different.
Our hotel has big bears and moose (not real ones) all around it and is geared up for winter skiing.
We did a forest walk and I saw a chipmunk. First one I have ever seen. Not sure if it was Alvan Simon or Theodore!
Bit of a strange day today. We travelled a lot and I kept falling asleep.
Found another well decorated shop ...
... and winds of 230mph have been recorded. There's at least one hundred miler every month. Gets cold too, -42 the record. We passed through three different vegetation zones, ending up in lots of rock. Off to the side we could see the upper part of the bowl of Tuckerman Ravine, a famous, if not infamous, challenge for the backcountry skier. We'll hike in there ...
... we don't have the power cord to our nice camera - we're stuck with a cell phone picture.
This bald eagle is actually a juvenile, and doesn't have the white head yet. We expect that next year, he'll be about 5 years old and have his white head.
... connect with the heart of the forest. It is such a grounding feeling, I love it. The sounds of the birds, the smell of the woods, the feel of the ground underneath my feet, the ferns and the moss and the beautiful trees and streams. My heart just opens with awe and joy when I am in the woods. I could have sat on one of their benches and just hung out for quite awhile, except that it was hot and humid and I was getting thirsty.
... read the chapter entitled "Solitude" today. What a fitting read for the day. Many people have wondered how I could go on such a long trip by myself and enjoy myself, without a myriad of planned activities or people to converse with. To them, I offer you Thoreau:
"I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods, when, for an hour, I doubted if the near ...
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