Sunday, July 24, 2022

How hard is it to get a picture of a jumping fish?

Impossible for me!  Sunday we headed out in search of waterfalls.  Pat was in charge. We stopped on Hwy. 302 at Lower Falls. I didn't see an actual name but I think it was Lower Ammonoosuc Falls. We walked about 1/2  a mile to the base of the Falls. 

No internet and Pat had no idea the name or location  of the second Falls, so we just kept on driving on Hwy. 302 and ended up in Crawford Notch State Park.

What's happening tomorrow? Lots of rain.🌧

As usual I am trailing behind. I get too interested in the flora. I think it's so interesting to see the different flowers that you find in areas only miles apart. The scary part is I'm starting to recognize them. 



Birdsfoot Trefoil

Oxeye Daisy

Pretty sure they would could have spent the entire day watching the fish try to jump up the falls.

Pretty cold water!

False Dandelion

Heal-all, so named for its varied healing properties. 

Crawford Notch State Park is located in Northern New Hampshire and occupies the center of Crawford Notch, a major pass in the White Mountains. Beautiful views and the perfect place for lunch before heading back on this 90° day.

I'm 1826 seven members of the Willey family plus 2 others were killed here as a result of a storm, which then led to an influx of tourism.

We passed The Mount Washington Resort, a white Renaissance Revival hotel with a distinctive red roof, going and returning. It was built between 1900 and 1902 by an industrialist, Joseph Stickney, at a cost of $1.7 million. In 1881 it was served by as many as 57 trains a day. It is one of the last grand hotels in the White Mountains.

In the background the tallest mountain is Mount Washington.

Mount Washington

View from our campground.

When we got back we had a little thunderstorm. We finished Despicable Me 3 and the boys (Cyrus and Pat) and Samira each took their turn at Minecraft. Cyrus really wants me to get into it but so far it escapes me (meaning I am lost--majorly). I did create one room, lol.

After dinner we tried out shuffleboard, no scoring. That lasted about 5 minutes before someone got mad, but everyone was alive and unharmed so all was good!🙂

They had each made cake-in-a-mug before we headed to the shuffleboard court so all hard feelings were soon forgotten.

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  1. I'm definitely putting the upper Northeast area on my list of places to visit. And I can show Mike the fishing picture.
    I agree about Minecraft. It appears more complicated than I want to deal with. I'll stick with Fruit Ninja.

  2. Not familiar with fruit Ninja! Have seen quite a few places around this area, including a state park, that says they have great trout fishing. Pat found a maple farm for us to check out today.