After leaving Acadia and Maine behind, Andrew and I took our traveling home back to New Hampshire for more exploration, play and family time. For the second half of October and beginning of November, we bounced around a few places, such as Littleton/White Mountain area and Keene. With limited camping availability after Columbus Day, we had to cross a few places off our list.
Andrew and I really hoped to hit a few mountain trails while in the area, but unfortunately the weather was poor. We experienced our first snow of the season, and bundled up while most days had rain and sleet. We quickly learned that we couldn’t even take the tram to the top of Franconia Notch or the auto road up Mt Washington because they closed mid-October also.
Settling into more sightseeing, we explored the small of towns of Littleton, Bethlehem and Franconia; we even managed a daytrip to the Ben and Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, VT. The town of Littleton offered us lots of indoor opportunities with fun little shops to browse and yummy restaurants to sample. The Little Grille, an old converted train depot, became a regular lunch stop for us. One evening ventured to the Bethelhem Library to listen to a lecture by Dustin Pari, one of the paranormal investigators on Ghost Hunters. Let’s just say his audio recording of an exorcism in Russia is beyond creepy.
In Keene area, we were more stationary at my cousin Brandon’s house. With 36 acres to explore on his property, we made many adventures into the woods, as well as many other trails in the area. One day Andrew, Brandon and Brandon’s daughter decided to take our SUV off roading through the trails. To Andrew’s joy, this involved many trees, winches and well thought out tire placement. Overall, it was a wonderful two weeks visit with Brandon and family. Can’t wait to visit again!