Our Trip to Mount Washington . . .

This summer, we visited New Hampshire and took a ride up to the top of Mount Washington.  I've been meaning to share some of our photos but knew it would take me a while to sort and edit them.  Miss Megan is still asleep this morning so I thought I'd give it a go.  : )   Please click on the photos to view them in larger form!!

Our starting point.

It was an absolutely beautiful day!!  The temperature at the top of the mountain was around 37 degrees fahrenheit and winds were sustained at about 40 mph. 

As you got closer to the top, you were eye level with the clouds.  I'm hoping you can click onto the photos to make them bigger. 

This was a trolly car near the top that people could take if they didn't want to drive.  I don't consider myself to be afraid of heights but I have to admit that I had some anxiety as we went higher and higher.  My husband was driving so that I could take pictures.

It looks like you could touch the clouds!!

This is the weather station at the top of the mountain.  Click here if you'd like to learn more about it.

Miss Meggie all bundled up at the top of the mountain.

These are the steps that lead from the parking lot to the peak.  At this point, the wind is pretty strong and walking up these stairs isn't the easiest thing to do.  : )

The Tip-Top House is a lodge that was once used for workers that stayed at the top.  It's no longer used but is still set up the way it once was.  The road to the top shuts down some time around the middle or end of October, depending on the weather conditions.

This was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen!!

At the summit, there's a building where you can go in and have something warm to eat and drink.  There's even a post office located inside. 

This was taken at the highest point of the mountain.  Left to right are my nephew Tristan, Jakhai (our "adopted" Fresh Air Fund son), Jim holding Megan, and my sons Brendan and Trevor.  I laugh every time I look at this photo due to the "tough guy" looks my sons tried to give for the camera.  LOL!!

This is a gift shop that is actually chained down due to the potential for very large wind gusts.

Weather station equipment.

Heading back down the mountainside.

I had Jim pull over so I could take a photo of this beautiful wild flower growing on the side of the road. 

Almost back to where we started.

Indeed, it did!!!!  : )

It was such a wonderful trip and I highly recommend it if you travel to New Hampshire!!

Many blessings for a wonderful Wednesday ~ Wendy

1 comment:

Gina said...

I'm getting dizzy just scrolling through your photos!