S: New England Autumn 2011
BC: Thanks be to God for this wonderful trip. It was a treasured gift from His hand. Psalm 95:1-7 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
FC: New England Autumn 2011
3: We flew in to Boston, rented a Ford Edge and drove up I-93 to New Hampshire. We drove the Kancamagus Highway, and this is some of the beauty that we enjoyed.
6: We spent our first night at the Darby Field Inn Albany, NH. | The view from our room was the White Mountains.
8: We had a relaxing evening by the fireplace. | Sunrise from our window view. | It started as a crisp fall morning but warmed to a beautiful day. | There was a lovely berry bush in the garden.
9: We went to Jackson, NH and enjoyed a scenic drive.
10: We stopped at a small waterfall in Jackson and found a lovely wooden and iron bridge. Then we ran into Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash at a Jackson hotel. ;)
11: More of Jackson, NH and beginning our drive on Hwy 302.
12: We did a very steep hike up to Arethusa Falls. It was well worth it!
13: There were signs of God's love everywhere! The trees were declaring the glory of God!
14: Silver Cascade in Crawford Notch State Park.
15: Views along Hwy 302.
16: Table Rock across from the Balsams Resort. | Entry to the Balsams Resort. | The original section of the Balsams Resort. | The gazebo at the Balsams. | A view of the Balsams extensive property. | Many of my family members have worked at the Balsams for decades.
17: Views from the Balsams Resort.
18: We stayed two nights with Angie's cousin Lisa Vashaw and her husband, Bob at their home in Colebrook, NH on the border of Vermont. | The top photo is the view from their back yard. There is a river running below those trees. The mountain is in Vermont!
19: We had a long awaited visit with Angie's Aunt Margaret and Uncle George Mahnke at their two hundred year old farmhouse on Route 26 in Colebrook, NH. | Cousins Cheryl, Val and Ben were also there. We had a wonderful visit together. They are treasured family!
20: My precious Aunt Margaret!
21: We hiked up to Huntington Cascades in Dixville Notch. It was a steep and beautiful hike.
24: Headed for Maine!
25: We visited Screw Auger Falls in Grafton Notch State Park, ME. | We had award-winning fish chowder followed by pumpkin cheesecake bread pudding at the Route 2 Diner in Rumford, ME! Mmmmm good!
26: Our fabulous room at the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor, ME. It had a fireplace and a balcony overlooking Bar Harbor!
27: Our view from our room! | Sunset at Bar Harbor.
28: Off to dinner at an authentic Lobster Pound... | We chose our lobster and Angie apologized to it before it was sent to the steamer.
29: The lobster was delicious!
30: Sunrise over Bar Harbor as seen from our balcony.
31: We sailed on the Margaret Todd, a 151 foot four masted schooner. | Pulling away from the dock. | There was a cruise ship in the harbor. | One of the lovely views.
32: Louis got to help hoist one of the sails!
36: Acadia National Park, ME
43: Sunset is beginning and the moon is rising on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
45: Sunset from Cadillac Mountain.
46: On the drive back to Boston to fly home, we drove to the top of Mount Battie to view the town and harbor of Camden, ME. | The trees along our way had become so fiery, it was as though they were giving us a wonderful send off!