Happy Labor Day! After guests were served another yummy breakfast, Mary Ann and I (that's me, the Red Chair talking again) headed down to Reflection Pond just below the B & B – it did not live up to its name today but it is beautiful! We had views of the Mahoosuc Range across the Androscoggin River and Mt. Madison to the West end of the Pond. It was so peaceful there, we just sat and relaxed for a bit. Then we headed into Gorham where Mary Ann gave me a tour of the town with its quaint shops and great restaurants. We then headed back to the B & B where Mary Ann told me that we were going to go to the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a trip to the top of Mt. Washington! Wow! Mt. Washington is the home of the worst weather in the world and the highest winds recorded. We were driven up by Ernie who told us about the landscape, the tundra, and the peaks. I had the best time! It looks like you are on another planet up there! All the glacial boulders. No wonder it is called the pile of rocks!
We stayed up on the peak for quite some time and I met quite a number of people who wanted to know my story – so Mary Ann filled them in and told them about my website. I was amazed at how many people stopped to talk to me. I met the nicest people. Then we saw guests of the Bed & Breakfast who had just finished hiking up the Huntington Ravine Trail to the top of Mt. Washington – wow! They rode down the mountain with us. We saw the top of Huntington Ravine which they just finished climbing – holy cow! The cairns up there are wonderful – they mark the trail but also many have popped up as spiritual cairns too, built by hikers. The Alpine Garden was in foliage season already – just beautiful in its fall colors. I’m so excited I don’t know if I will be able to sleep tonight! Mary Ann must have taken two hundred photos today – I can’t wait to see them! You can see more photos on the B & B’s facebook page!