Tuesday, July 20, 2010

#94 Back Home, Again?

Sunday was spent getting ready to leave Bar Harbor. Mary's lobster hunt was officially over so our sights were set on New Hampshire. Yes, we are back in NH so we are sort of back home. This time we are in northern NH up near Mt Washington. Our ride from Bar Harbor to Twin Mountains NH was a little different from our normal travels. There are no interstates from point A to point B so we took mostly 2 lane state roads through the small New England towns in Maine & NH. The roads were good & we got to see more of small town America.

Once settled in we decided to go to Mt Washington the next day. Tuesday we rode up to the mountain & I convinced Mary that it would be fun to ride to the summit so off we go. 8 miles of twisting, winding, narrow, no guard rail, climb from 1800' to 6288'. Oh by the way part of the road wasn't paved & wasn't wide enough for 2 cars to pass. As Mary says, "it was freakin' awesome!". The views from the top were unbelievable with the clouds floating by below us & clear views between the clouds to the bottom of the mountain. Again the only sound was click, click, click from Mary's camera( see FB).

Mary was so excited about getting to the top of the mountain she hadn't thought too much about the ride down. The road is not for the faint of heart. So much so that while we were at the top a gentleman had to make arraignments to have someone drive his car down because his wife was having a panic attack. All of a sudden Mary started to think about the ride down. This was just another case of Mary being the only one who didn't have faith in Mary. We took our time, stopped at pull-offs to relax, & had no problems with the descent. Mary was "Woo Hoo"-ing all the way home.

We stopped for groceries on the way & ran into our obligatory rain storm. A quick stop to don rain gear & we proceeded home. All in all an awesome day. Tomorrow we are on the lookout for moose on one of the guided "Moose Safaris". So tonight we will dream of mooses or meese or moose or whatever in our home in Twin Mountains NH because...

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary


  1. Love it Frank! ...don't like it when you miss a day! Keep it up...
    ...jan wilkins...(Derek's Mama!) ...hope to catch up with you some day. Presently in Columbus, OH.

  2. Anonymous said...
    Note: Posted this in the wrong place....at the very end. Sorry.
    Mike and I continue to enjoy your blogs immensely. Wish we were traveling with you! You make it seem like we almost are! Looking forward to the next series....Mary and Mike.

    P.S. We have not received our our Lobster care package yet. Hope it didn't get lost in the mail.

  3. We were hoping you would visit Mt.Washington -- isn't it awesome!! and you rode to the top, GREAT!! Did you go up again on the Cog Railroad -- that's the trip we took - that too, is fantastic. Happy travels. J & B