Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day Trippin' in the Mountains!

Yesterday I turned into my grandparents!

Now, don't freak out, but I was a little shocked myself.  When I was younger, they would want to go on these long drives, heading down the most random roads we'd come upon just to see what was down there. I never thought that would be me, but yesterday it happened. The biggest difference was that with fancy GPS and plenty of tourist maps, we knew where we would end up and what to expect when we got there. Did that diminish the experience, not at all.  In fact, I loved it, and so did the rest of the Harrist posse.

To start with, we went up to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains.  I LOVE mountains!  They are so beautiful, covered with green trees and kissing the clouds.  I just sat in awe of them as we drove. 

While Chris did his intern visit, Christopher, Aiden and I headed down the mountains in search of waterfalls and ponds.  Both of which we found.  I love that Christopher is so easy to make happy - put him outside, with water and animals and this kid is lovin' life.  Aiden loved all the fresh air too, and even without near enough nap time he was a trooper and Mr. Smiley the whole time.

Getting ready to feed the ducks at Willey Pond.

And there they all are, fighting each other like no one  feeds them all day long!

Mr. Smiley

Feeding takes a lot out of a boy. Must take a break.

After Chris was done with work, it was on to the neatest little town with the best tourist attraction (just ask any kid).  We went to the town of Littleton, home to Chutter's candy shop. While being a candy shop alone makes it any kids happy place, this particular shop is home to the World's Largest Candy Counter.  At 112', there was so much candy I could just hear the hyperactivity building in anticipation.

One happy boy.

Before heading home we took one more detour, heading down to Bath to see one of the many covered bridges that are still standing in NH.

Taking one last break at the Bath Country store, built in 1790, before heading home.

New adventures await tomorrow. Must rest now.


mcohn said...

Looks like a fun trip!!! Wish we could have been there.