I had to step outside today to take out the trash and I saw this hideous monster. How can we live in a world where an evil like this exists?
Also, you’d think that living in the woods in New England would mean we’d have some cool fall colors. Not really. In our back yard the leaves go from green to ugly yellow to dead on the ground. Oh well.
Jen and I talked about going leaf peeping up on the Kanc this weekend. It’s probably a smidgen too early, but it will be a fun day if we go.
Yesterday morning before dawn, Jen and I got in the car and headed North. The plan? To drive The Kancamagus Highway and do some leaf peeping, while still getting home by lunch time. We invented a new craze: Speed Leaf Peeping
The sun wasn’t cooperating, as it was a bit on the gloomy side, and we think we were a little past the peak of the fall colors, but it was still beautiful and definitely worth the trip. We only got out of the car once, so there aren’t many pictures.
The side story of the day was definitely the crows. There were tons of them and they were everywhere. For the Watch, right Ollie?
Yesterday was an unplanned trip to Connecticut. Today was an unplanned trip to Western Massachusetts. Specifically, the Mohawk Trail. Otherwise known as route 2. This is our best known scenic drive, and it was really great.
First we stopped at the French King Bridge which crosses the Connecticut River. My eighth grade Social Studies teacher used to tell us that Massachusetts to the West of the Connecticut River is god’s country. The views… it’s easy to understand what she was talking about.
Later, near the end of the drive, just outside of North Adams, MA, there is a sick hair pin turn. It’s nuts. Just before that turn there is a spot where the view is unreal. It’s like you can see for a billion miles.
There’s a parking lot right near the 110/113 rotary on route 93 that looks like it might once have had a boat launch but it’s pretty much fallen apart now. It’s been on my list of places to go to to shoot some Merrimack pics and today I finally stopped there.
This is what Fall looks like.
This might be my favorite of the bunch. It’s just the leaves reflecting on the water.
We haven’t gone leaf peeping in New Hampshire this year, so I just went ahead and did it at home.