Happy new week everyone. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I took a day trip this weekend, and today, instead of art, I am going to share some view of my trip with you.
When I was a child, my family would often take a week's holiday in the northern most town in New Hampshire, the state I now live in. The name of the town is Pittsburg, and I hadn't been there for probably at least 30 years. But I was curious to see if and how it changed.
Anyhow, since yesterday was cool and wet and not a good boating day, the hubby and I (and the 2 dogs too) took a road trip up to Pittsburg. We ended up driving around 330 miles and were gone for almost 13 hours.
Pittsburg (like most of northern New Hampshire) is very rural and very wild. Its an area of small dairy farms and even more so thick north woods.
In New Hampshire , we have mountains. And we have some mountains passes, which we call notches. All the parts of the state that are above of these notches we refer to as"North of the Notches", and that's where we went. We couldn't go much further north and stay in the US.
Since we didn't bring passports, we didn't go further into Quebec.
But it was tempting.
And we drove closer to the north pole than the equator.
The cold didn't bother the 2 dogs though. They needed a little fun too.
There's some beautiful lakes in Pittburg. Too bad it was cloudy and the mountains aren't very visible.
I was glad to see that things hadn't really changed very much. That way the journey didn't conflict with my memories, which was what I was hoping.
Besides seeing Pittsburg, we got to explore some other parts of New Hampshire too.
And we saw some other interesting views too.
We drove through 3 different notches. In the northern most one, Dixville Notch, is this gorgeous old hotel called the Balsams.
And this is one of the big rivers that flows in New Hampshire and Maine.
And we discovered this interesting store. It was a full sized hardware store, and a full sized grocery store, and also a sporting goods store,a camping store and a clothing store too. I love stores you find like this in really rural places.
And have you ever seen these kind of shoes?
And they had this taxidermied albino moose. But I saw something more exciting than that,
She was feeding in a marsh.
This is what I was hoping to see. :) I didn't even need to crop these photos.
I hope you enjoyed this journey through my post today.
Thanks so much for stopping by.