Tips for the perfect camping trip! As Wayward Wanderers, we love camping! Camping in Maine is one of our favorite things to … Keep Reading
Normally the opening act at a concert is mediocre compared to the main attraction but lately we’ve been lucky. This time was more than luck, it was awesome! Chris Nathan was the perfect opener for Edwin McCain at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, MA! We can’t wait to start hearing him on the radio. No doubt, it will happen. I’m just happy we heard him first! And with one of the greats like Edwin McCain! What a perfect night! Keep Reading
After we went up the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, we decided to visit the Old Man of the Mountain site. Sadly, the man collapsed years ago but what they have done with the place is touching and we wanted to show my sister.
First, we had lunch at one of their picnic tables. And then visited the visitor’s area before walking down to the location.
For those of you that don’t know, the Old Man of the Mountain used to be a huge symbol for New Hampshire. So big, he was on the state coin! But now, he’s crumbled, faceless, mere space on the mountain. Poor guy. It just hasn’t been the same since 2003 when his natural granite structure collapsed underneath the force of elements and weight.
The Old Man inspired many and has been referred to in several books. The short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Great Stone Face described it as “playful nature” although I would describe it as hard and determined. Keep Reading
Living on the edge is an understatement! Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire proved to be an exciting, dangerous, and breathtaking experience for us. As we rode up the tram, I prayed to God, “Please let us reach the top without these delicate cables springing apart and us plummeting to our deaths. Thanks a bunch!”
When we left the Flume Gorge, we headed just a couple miles up the road to the base of Cannon Mountain. My foolish family decided we should ride the Aerial Tramway to the Summit of Cannon Mountain and I went along with it. Crazy!
We waited in line with about 80 other people. Just between us, I was irritated thinking we would have to wait forever to get on this trip. And then I was FREAKED OUT!!!! when I realized ALL 80 OF US were going to board the tram and go to the top. Yeah right! Like this massive vessel would hold all of us just by these tiny cables attached to it. Goodbye world, it’s been great!
I didn’t want to seem like a scaredy-cat though in front of the love of my life so I boarded with the rest…
The ride took about 15 minutes to carry us up to the 4,080-foot summit. They were the longest 15 minutes of my life, but…
They. Were. Worth. It.
We have driven through Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire a hundred times as it is the half way point between where I used to live in Maine and where we live now in New Hampshire. We always look up at the amazing mountains, see the signs for various attractions and just keep on driving. There is so much to do in the Franconia Notch area of New Hampshire but honestly, you have to like the outdoors. Luckily, we both do!
We met my sister in North Conway on Saturday and then explored Franconia on Sunday. We would have met sooner but we had been at the Charles River in Mass the day before. I’m glad we chose to do it this way because Saturday was overcast and our views wouldn’t have been as breathtaking.
I booked a great hotel deal for all of us right in Lincoln, NH for a fraction of the normal price through Hotels.com. The hotel offers a package for meals so we ate a yummy breakfast right at Woodward’s Resort and then hit the road to explore! Our first stop was the Flume Gorge at the base of Mount Liberty.