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Escape to the White Mountains of NH

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Every once in awhile, one needs to escape. Whether it is to the mountains or ocean views, the moment becomes spontaneous. In my quest to drop all my responsibilities and put all my concerns on hold, I packed a bag with traveling essentials such as a few apples, water and a few other nutritious necessities along with change of clothing in the event the New England weather changed from comfort to cold.

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Within a half hour we departed in a quest to see nature at its best. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, with the temperatures in the low 70’s and the rainy forecast behind us.

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Photo by Laura D. Field

My thoughts were to travel up through Vermont, as I already had seen some of the brilliant colors a few days earlier and knew that it would be breathtaking to see again while having more freedom to capture pictures along our way. Yet, the mom in me had the desire to visit our youngest daughter in ME, and free her from the confines of studying within her small sized dorm room, resulting in our traveling plans taking a different route.

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Photo by Laura D. Field

At first the travel did not promise much for color, despite the prediction that the White Mountains, here in NH, were at their peak. We found many areas in which the colors were fading; yet there were a few spots that clearly shared that the trees were preparing for their upcoming winter rest.

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Photo by Laura D. Field

The nice part of going for a drive is that my husband and I will either listen to music from our high school dating years (70’s) or talk about the various projects or plans and vacation dreams that we might have. Of course, there is always a short span of time where silence fills the air where I simply provide rest for his ears as I take a short nap.

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As we entered further into the mountains, while leaving Woodstock, NH and heading into Franconia, the sunlight against the granite was spectacular!! As I took in this beauty, I realized that the White Mountains were not named solely for the white caps of winter, but also the granite white faces with sunlight reflection from the valley below.

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Photo by Laura D. Field

Interesting that in our younger years, we would take off on road trips without a thought. Since having children, even though they are now grown, we have found that escapes are less frequent due to various reasons. Our day of escape turned into a beautiful and relaxing day, away from housework, chores and other tedious tasks.

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I found it interesting in my research that the early settlers had called the White Mountains “Crystal Hills” due to the white brilliance that I experienced on our trip.

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Photo by Laura D. Field

More interesting facts provided by AMC Outdoors:  White Mountains of NH

 

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Photo by Laura D. Field

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Laura

Laura D. Field
Reflective Tapestry of Life
Writer, Blogger, Proofreading & editing, Freelance contributor

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One response to “Escape to the White Mountains of NH

  1. It was a very nice day!

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