October 15, 2014

New England Tour - Wednesday, October 15

Today my 65th birthday was spent in New Hampshire.  Breakfast at the hotel at 7:00 and departure was 8:30 am with a local guide.  Travel to the Flume Gorge and Franconia Notch Visitor's Center.  Travel through Franconia Notch State Park and then Crawford Notch.
Lunch on our own with shopping in the village of North Conway.  A variety of "off and on" stops for photo opportunities in the afternoon.  Final stop at LOON Gondola in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest.  We took the Gondola Skyride to the 2,750 foot summit.  It was much cooler and raining when we arrived at the summit, so we just rode back down.  Returned to Black Bear Lodge at then on to 6 pm reservation at the Silver Fox Inn with a buffet meal.  I reserved my ice cream dessert with a single candle and the singing of "Happy Birthday!"  Back to the Lodge for the evening.