Today we left Accord, New York and headed thru Vermont, New Hampshire and into Maine. Oh yes, I have changed my plans and trying to use some common sense, I will not attack the toughest part of the trail on my first day. We have picked two shorter hikes of around 10 miles each. both have two mountains in them to make sure my knees and legs will hold up.
Above was a new wrinkle in my horn. In New York on the way to Albany/Troy I past a Testing pull off. Good idea, but I have a feeling most texters will not use it.
shots below of interesting buildings we passed in Albany, the capitol of NY.
The drives thru Vermont and NH are always beautiful. This is good country up here. I have this strange idea, as I travel I say to myself, “I wish I had been born in this area.” I say that because I know we humans like familiarity and HOME (where you were raised) is where we want to go back to. so there are times my ‘home’ was somewhere else.
WE crossed Vermont West to East. Not much different than we hiked it a few years ago.The landscape is mountains and farmland.
We then turned North and drove along the Vermont side of the Connecticut River. The River separates Vermont from New Hampshire.
You are looking across the Connecticut River into New Hampshire.
Okay, I will put a picture up that no RV’er likes to see. Taken about 50 miles after the above shot. Our Fuel stop.
Yeah, read and weep. That is 84 Gallons at $4.09 per. But keep in mind
….. we have not filled up since Virginia, 7 states ago. She holds 100 gallons.
……We have not spent the night in a motel nor eaten out too many times.
…..Plus we have slept in the same bed every night just as you do.
…..We haven’t cut grass, cleaned the gutters and we haven’t paid utilities for our parking.
….Most of all, we have driven thru some of the most beautiful land you can imagine. This is New Hampshire, green and mountainous.
You are looking at Mt. Washington below. It is in the Presidential chain of mountains in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We have hiked only a small portion (20-30) miles here… We might catch up…
The White Birches of New Hampshire make a beautiful drive. We seldom drive 8 hours, but today we finish up 8+hrs of driving in Maine, our goal today.
Tomorrow I set out in the wilderness and Sherry must stay home play games on the computer and read…
Thanks for stopping by,
I still haven't figured how to update the Blog I might have to post a couple times a week when my girl picks me up so I can get a bath. LOL I do not know how to use the smart phone to update.
As most folks know, FDR had Polio and could not use his legs, so his car was rigged so he could clutch and change gears all with his hands.