Friday, October 28, 2022

The Beauty Of New England

 The landscape in New Hampshire was so pretty.
It was rainy and foggy the entire time we were there,
but that did not stop us from enjoying and appreciating the breathtaking views and landscapes.
The mountains and trees were gorgeous.

- in every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks -

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Our 'Trek' Up Mt. Washington

It wasn't really a trek...
The title is a bit misleading it was more like a train ride up the mountain. 
Yep...that was it, a train ride up Mt. Washington on the Cog Railway,
perhaps you have heard of it.
It is the world's first mountain climbing Cog Railway to the top of the highest peak in the northeast.
It opened to the public on July 3, 1869.
It climbs approximately 3 miles to the summit.

They had a small museum in the waiting area...

These maps were on the wall for people to place a pin to indicate where you were from,
New Jersey was full.

Original steam engine that powered the first cog rail train.

Internal component of the original steam engine.

Summit Visitor Register
The hubs wrote: "someone is hiking up here, are you kidding me?"
We saw and spoke to a lot of hikers - brave, interesting people!

It was foggy and raining at the summit, although it is often very foggy at the top.

- life is like a train track, full of possibilities and happiness - 

Monday, October 24, 2022

Mt. Washington

 Back in mid-September we took a trip to Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.

We have been here before and we love the area.
The hubs drafted the itenary, nothing but fun planned.

The room was gorgeous...

the view from the room was even better.

They left treats in the room for us...
the hubs really appreciated this, he has the sweet tooth.

This cake was delicious!

Inside the hotel was a genuine U.S. Post Office...

it was so cool with an old world vibe.

We ate in the hotel both nights we were there...

and the food was outstanding.
The crab in the crab cakes was so fresh, no fillers,
and the wedge salad was delicious.

The hubs had this Shrimp Scampi, it was so very good.
I did not photograph our meals the first night,
the hubs had Filet Mignon, I had one of the best Sirloin Steaks I have ever eaten.
Both were served with mashed potatoes.

Look at this carpet, 

from the hallways of the hotel.

The day we arrived, we rode this fun Gondola,
what a view from up there.

Tomorrow, I'll show you our 'trek' up Mt. Washington!!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday Critters #462

 I have not been out much and I have not visited any nature areas...
I have these pictures I took back on September 3rd on our way home from 
Allaire State Park

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters

Friday, October 21, 2022


"pudder" to do things in a relaxed way, without rushing or trying very hard.
"She enjoys puttering around her home"
yep, that's me right now, I am puttering around the house.
For those who have asked, I am feeling better...
I have several broken ribs that are healing nicely, but they hurt much more than my wrist.
I have learned to type and text with one hand, and I'm getting pretty good at it.

I made this "Bucket List" prior to the accident.
I have 2 things crossed off, I am not sure I will cross off many more.
I can do some of these but I am not real fond of driving in a car just yet.

Halloween Candy 
* check *

The front porch is decorated for fall, many thanks to Chuck's sister for getting the mums
and to the hubs for putting things out.
My pumpkins are artificial, from Michaels, 
we have used these pumpkins, for more than 10 years I'll bet, and they have held up wonderfully.

My flag to greet my ghosts and goblins.

I have so much Basil, I decided to cut some back, dry it and share it with friends and family.

My annual Rhinebeck girls weekend was this past weekend
 and of course I missed it.
Several of my fiber friends brought back a few surprises for me...
Liz picked up the Holiday Ornament kit, 
she knew I would love it and I do.
The Shallot Cookies are delicious, shortbread with dried shallots from her mom Dee.
One of the girls works at the Pentagon, she brought everyone a mug.

- two things you are in total control of in life, your attitude and your effort -

Monday, October 17, 2022

The 4268

Talking about trains, oh wait, that was a while ago wasn't it?
Well, it was my intention to follow up this train post with this one.
But we all know what happened in the middle...

We were on vacation up in New Hampshire when we passed these railroad tracks,
this railroad trussell and a group of people with cameras.
I had no idea why they were there, 
or what was happening but because of my fear of missing out on anything, 
the hubs turned the car around and we went back.

Everyone was waiting for this newly restored 4268 train.
It took one year to restore the train, 
it made its public debut on April 24th of this year.
If you are intrigued by this story and train like I was,
  there is a fairly short but very interesting article about it here.

There were passengers in these train cars attached to the 4268.

It stopped at this station...and changed direction.

It attached to the 573 and switched direction.

In these pictures, the 4268 is the rear train.
The 573 is the lead train.

- it is never too late to be what you might have been -