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Jun 11, 2018 - Canopy tour then off to Maine

We were up early to do a Canopy Zip Line Tour at the Bretton Woods ski area. This is a 3 hour adventure including a 1000ft vertical descent over 9 zip lines, 2 long rope bridges and 3 repels from high in the trees, Nancy’s favorite. The zip line tour operates year round with winter temperatures reaching as low as 30deg F below zero while skiers pass beneith on the runs below. Next we drove thru and around the White Mountains and followed hwy 16 north into Maine to pass thru the Rangeley Scenic lakes region. Beautiful flowing rivers and...

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Jun 10, 2018 - Cog Train

In New Hampshire we stayed at Twin Mountains Motor Court near Bretton Woods and Mt Washington. This is the location of the world famous Cog Railway which climbs to the summit of Mt Washington. At the summit we visited the famous weather monitoring station and museum where the strongest wind ever recorded in the world was measured at 231mph. Although the weather was shorts and tee shirts warm at the base, at the summit the temperature was in the mid to low 30’s with up to a 30knot wind. We were glad to have carried our woolies to the top...

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Sep 17, 2016 - Twin Mountain, NH

New England's rural roads run higgledy-piggledy through the main streets of tiny towns. Services and businesses can be few and far between, the closest grocery is 13.5 miles away. We're at a nice KOA. All around us the leaves are starting to show their fall colors.

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Aug 11, 2014 - Twin Mountain, New Hampshire

Yesterday was a drive day. Our destination was the Twin Mountain RV Park in Twin Mountain, New Hampshire which was around 180 miles. We traveled along Highway 2 almost the entire way. It was a two lane road and slow but gave us a chance to see all of the little towns and scenery. We left around 10:00 and arrived at the campground around 2:15. As we were registering we noticed that one of the couples from our tour were there. We will be here for two nights. Today we went to the Franconia Notch State Park. In the park there is a mountain...

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Oct 6, 2013 - New Hampshire

We arrived at Twin Mountain KOA in time for an Ice Cream Social with campfire Saturday Eve and a Pancake Breakfast Sunday Morn. Both held outdoors so was a bit chilly. Got our Ft Knox, ME pictures to upload while doing laundry so have included them with the beautiful Autumn colors of NH. In Bar Harbor one of our camping neighbors was from Palm Beach, FL and another camper was from Deland. Our neighbors to our left here lived 17 years in Lakeland, FL. It's a small world after all!!! The couple here is part of Work Campers organization and...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Mt. Washington Resort

From Wikipedia: History The hotel was constructed at a cost of $1.7 million ($44.6 million in 2012 dollars) by Joseph Stickney, a native of Waltham, Massachusetts, who had made a fortune before the age of 30 as a coal broker in Pennsylvania. In 1881 Stickney and a partner had purchased the Mount Pleasant Hotel nearby from lumberman John T.G. Leavitt, a large early hotel that was later demolished.[4] Subsequently, Stickney began work on his Mount Washington Hotel. He brought in 250 Italian artisans to build it, particularly the granite and...

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Aug 23, 2012 - A gorge and a tram ride

Today we went to The Flume Gorge back in the area of the Franconia Notch. We took our lunches in our daypacks and headed up the trail. The Flume is a chasm extending nearly 800 feet along the flank of Mount Liberty. A mountain stream tumbles in a series of waterfalls and pools, between it are 60 to 90 foot high granite walls. It was a warm day and it was nice and cool down in the gorge. When we got to the top by the Bear Cave we stopped and ate our lunch and then continued back to the visitors center. Then we drove over to the Cannon...

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Aug 22, 2012 - Scenic drive, weather, ice cream and farm

We went on a lovely day long trip on the scenic White Mountain Loop. Stopped several times to take pictures, eat our picnic lunch and enjoy the views. Half way along we stopped in North Conway to visit the Mt. Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center. Lots of great info and we had fun with all the hands on things to do. Thomas would have loved it. In the old observatory building you could actually feel the affect of the wind on the building. Fun. We went out to Sherman Farms to get some homemade ice cream. It was delicious and we...

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Aug 21, 2012 - Train and Moose!!!!!

Today we were excited about taking the Mount Washington Cog Railway. The base station starts at 2,700 feet and we climbed to an elevation of 6,288 feet. The railway took three years to complete and the first excursion to the top was on July 3, 1869. It was the FIRST mountain climbing cog railway in the world. They currently have 5 locomotives and trains. Four of the locomotives are eco-friendly biodiesel and there is one remaining steam engine that operates each morning at 8:30 am for the serious railway persons. It was a little cool when...

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Aug 20, 2012 - Driving to Twin Mountain, New Hampshire

We headed south from Kennebunkport, Maine to Twin Mountain, New Hampshire. The drive was beautiful. Bright blue sky and tall mountains. We decided to stay in the KOA Campground in Twin Mountain. I had high hopes of seeing moose here. In New Hampshire there are several notches (mountain passes) and they are quite grand. The best one is Franconia Notch. We saw it on the way to Twin Mountain. Side note: I am currently 11 days behind in the journaling, it's actually August 31. If I can do two a day for the next eleven days I will finally be...

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Sep 17, 2011 - Mt. Washington, NH

We had been watching the weather reports for three days. The rain ended Thursday night, and Friday was cooler with some clouds. But, Saturday morning was glorious. The air was crystal clear and the sun was shining...even as we left the campground at 7:30 am. We arrived at the Base Station for the Mt. Washington Cog Railroad within about 20 minutes. We had time to claim our tickets and have a cup of coffee at the snack shop. We had chosen the 8:30 train because it is the only train of the day that uses a steam engine. All the other trains...

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Sep 16, 2011 - Twin Mountain, NH

Our first chore this morning was to drive back to Littleton and visit the credit union to get the refinance paperwork notarized. That took a while. There is an inch thick stack of paperwork that had to be signed. We had lunch at the 99 Restaurant, a northeastern chain founded at 99 State Street in Boston. It is similar to Applebee's. The food was very good and the service was good, too. We made a quick stop at a grocery store (Shaw's) for a few items, then drove back to Arvy to put up the groceries and walk the dogs. By then it was 2...

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