Tuesday, December 3, 2019

T Stands for Lancaster Afternoon

After lunch for us and breakfast or brunch for the Young One, we decided what we would do for the day. There was a 3 hour bus tour to go look for Moose, or we could take a 3 hour ride up Mt. Washington on the cog railway, or drive an hour or so up Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast United States,  to get a bumper sticker: This car climbed Mt. Washington. The Young One has some issues with motion sickness and she was feeling the effects from the long ride to New Hampshire. Neither of us liked the idea of driving up the narrow mountain road without guard rails. I also wanted to go to Clark's Trading Post to see the Forest Puppies. As the afternoon was a bit overcast with a chance of rain, we decided we would save the trip to Clark's for the following day and spend the afternoon showing the Young One a bit of Lancaster.


One of the landmark features in town was the old wooden, covered bridge on Mechanic Street



that spans the Israels River.


A lone daisy clinging to the last bit of Summer. For the last weekend in September, the weather was unusually warm for this area. Like the daisy, I didn't mind.


The covered bridge was built in 1862 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.


We took the Young One to see the Lancaster Fair grounds and then headed into Vermont to turn around.


Crossing the Connecticut River




Coming back to Lancaster and



since Lancaster is not far from the Canadian border, a welcome to New Hampshire in French. 


Traffic jam around the Lancaster Rotary




Scenic turnout near Mount Prospect


on the way to


the farm and Martin Meadow Pond






We spent some time skipping stones. I got 3 skips

Himself got 6 or 7




For dinner we headed to the next town over in Whitefield to a small diner called Grandma's Kitchen. Himself had a Coke, I had unsweetened ice tea with lemon


For dinner, I had a bacon cheeseburger with fries. Himself had steak tips


The Young One had a strawberry lemonade and a bacon cheeseburger without lettuce and tomato, and a bag of chips.

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39 comments:

  1. You had a great trip, saw lots of beautiful scenes, and gt some good food. Love the covered bridges. Happy T Day, Valerie

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    1. The covered bridge was charming and that was the first time I had seen it.

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  2. Good morning CJ this sounds like a wonderful trip for you and your family. beautiful scenery and so many choices of things to do. I get motion sickness really bad too.
    as a kid our parents drove us to the top of pikes peek out west-very scary ride for me-no guard rails either and half way down they check every one's tires-at the top it was very very windy and cold and had a building with a resturant etc I remember I was sick I laid down in the car-so I can relate to your daughter.
    sorry for the long post Happy T Kathy

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    1. It was a great trip and there's more to come next week

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  3. One day I want to do the drive up Mt. Washington. We tried it once but the weather up on top wasn't great so why pay to do that? We did the cog once when my daughter was younger and that was a cool experience. So I can say I have been to the top of the mountain. I enjoyed the visit to the northern part of my state, especially the bit of green and foliage which of course there is none of today. How is your snow? Day 2 off for me as the coast has been hit hard. But the superintendent promised there would be school tomorrow. Smile. Thanks for sharing and have a happy T day CJ. Hugs-Erika

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    1. When I was a Senior Girl Scout, our leader took us on a trip up Mt. Washington so I have driven to the top.

      All totaled we got about a foot of snow. Himself's college cancelled day classes for today. Wishful thinking to hope this is the last of the snow for the season. Enjoy your snow day.

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  4. Looks like a fun - and yummy!! - trip! Hmm, now I´m not only cold, I´m cold and hungry! ;-) Happy T-Day!

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    1. A nice hot cup of tea or coffee will warm you up. Or a blanket. 😺

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  5. Beautiful trip! (And now you're making me hungry!) :D

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    1. Me, too, and now I'm trying to decide what I want for lunch. 😺

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  6. Beautiful photos from your September trip. I like the covered bridge. I don't like rotaries. You got a lot more snow than I did. I got lucky that the storm ended up leaving only 1 to 2 inches where I am. Others around me got a lot more than that. Happy T-Day!

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    1. I don't like rotaries either. This was more like a round about. And a joke as there were only 3 cars going around the circle. 😺

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  7. What a fabulous road trip! The covered bridges are a must see and I loved the views over the water with the fall colours - perfect 😁. I was thinking you with the snow that was forecast, I hope that you didn't get too much where you are! Stay warm and wishing you a very Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. We got about a foot of snow, and we didn't lose electricity.

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  8. Thanks for the outing :) My favorite stop was Martin Meadow Pond where I enjoyed that Autumn color. The burgers look delicious! Happy T Tuesday!

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    1. My favorite spot was the pond, too. So peaceful and beautiful there. And we were the only ones there.

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  9. That covered bridge is out of this world. That is on my bucket list, since I've only seen them in photos. Good for you. Staying in and around Lancaster was a wise move. I think Erika has been to Mt. Washington, but if your girl wasn't feeling well, the height could have done damage, especially to her inner ears.

    GORGEOUS photos of the trees. You picked a perfect time to visit.

    What a fun sounding restaurant. Not sure Grandma made the meal, but it was a fun thing to see what you three had to eat and drink.

    Thanks for sharing more of Lancaster, the bridge, the trip to Vermont, the lovely trees, and your food and drinks with us for T this Tuesday.

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    1. We definitely picked a good weekend. The weather was unseasonably warm for that altitude and the colors were stunning. Grandma might have cooked part of the meal as the diner is a family owned hole in the wall and a popular spot.

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  10. sounds like a great trip-love the ole covered bridges. But I can get car sick when the ride is too long and on windy roads so I feel for your young one. happy t day!

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    1. She did surprisingly well considering we traveled a lot of back country roads.

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  11. Some lovely scenery. I love the trees when they change colors. And there is something nostalgic about a covered bridge. A beautiful road trip.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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    1. The covered bridge is quaint. Made us take time to smell the daisy.

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  12. I just have to say daisies are FABulous ~~~ hugs from dai$y =^..*= ♥♥

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  13. Great photos from your trip, the scenery looks lovely and the wooden covered bridge looked amazing, that daisy looked so alone.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. I thought the daisy looked defiant. She wasn't going to let go of Summer. Or maybe that was me. 😺

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  14. What a great day out! I love the covered bridge especially! I think I would visit the USA just to visit covered bridges if I could afford it! The reflections by the lake are fabulous! Your food looks tasty! Happy T Day Chrisx

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    1. I was so pleased how the lake photos turned out as I only have the iPhone camera

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  15. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
    Driving a mountain road without guard rails. Uh. No.

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  16. Thanks for the tour of Lancaster! What a beautiful part of the country. I live in Oregon, so I appreciate the trip to New England:)

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  17. I really enjoyed the armchair trip around Lancaster. Beautiful country. We went there many times ... happy memories.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  18. What a wonderful trip! I love that covered bridge. I think I saw it on a (postage)stamp somewhere.
    The fall colours are beautiful.
    Thanks for the (armchair)visit to Lancaster.
    Sorry I'm late, but happy (belated) T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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    1. The covered bridge would make a wonderful stamp. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. I always enjoy seeing your covered bridges .. but what a great trip.
    Really enjoyed seeing all of your photographs, the scenery and food look good :)

    All the best Jan

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