Downeast roadtrip day 8 – Mount Washington

Following a 6am alarm and a hearty breakfast of oatmeal, we pulled into the carpark at Pinkham Notch at 8am and were on the mountain by 8:15. It was a sunny day, already quite warm amongst the trees, and there were a surprising number of other people around as we set off along the Tuckerman Ravine trail.

beginning the hike up Mt Washington

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Downeast roadtrip

Another holiday, another roadtrip; and this was our longest yet. Annoyingly I forgot to check the odometer before we set out, but having put the route into the map I think we drove around 1200 miles. Spanning 10 days, the purpose of this trip was three-fold – to check off the last of our unvisited New England states (Rhode Island and Maine), to enjoy some less aggressive summer weather, and to spend time outdoors – and I’m delighted to report we succeeded on all fronts. Continue reading

New England roadtrip

When we were looking into arrangements for our Vermont ski trip, how to get to the mountain was (unsurprisingly) a key consideration. As often seems to be the case, driving seemed to be the most financially economical option, despite it being nearly an 800 mile round trip, so we rented a car and allocated a day for travelling in each direction. So far, not all that interesting, but actually we had quite a nice time en route.

backroads in Vermont

beautiful backroads in Vermont

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