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Monday, November 1, 2010

All aboard!!
this was it: the silver cascade of the Conway Scenic Railroad

I LOVE trains....I've never been on a long train trip but I've wanted to go.  I've read blogs about train travel and it just sounds so interesting to me.  When my daughters were little, they LOVED to watch Dr. Quinn.  Dr. Quinn would oftentimes take the train across the country---how wildly romantic that all sounded to me! So, when I knew we were coming to New England, I looked into every train I could find and this was one of them, so we boarded the Silver Cascade in Conway, NH, just a short drive from Jackson, NH, for a 2 1/2 hr trip- there were longer trips available but with only 2 days in New Hampshire, we wanted to see other things as well...............I LOVED it!


the train passed over several rivers

and cozy homes tucked into the trees

the cider barn- the cider restaurant that I spoke of in previous blog is up front of this

this tree was just on fire with color

granite hillsides

Now, you may look at this and say...."there's nothing but OLD people on this train!" Well, this is what people do when they retire! I've been teaching most of my lifetime and in the FALL, I's the beginning of a school year, not a time for travel in New's new to me, too! But we had FUN!!

all aboard!

towns and churches along the route

the tracks and the trees

old-fashioned railway lantern

when we get to Bartlett, we have to change engines to get back to Conway

Another engines comes along to bring us back home

The train's conductor

you might say it was an 'older' crowd....

the birch trees are stand-outs

pretty enough to frame

I hear the whistle blowin' She's goin' round the bend....

a little display near the train stoop

We made a stop at the Cider Mill Store

the archway into the train

New Hampshire's countryside

love the old latches to hold up/open the windows

color along the train tracks

some of the older trains that had not been refurbished yet

Yes, I did pick two to bring home....

Bartlett, New Hampshire: The Covered Bridge Gift Shoppe

I love the contrast between the white birch trees and the colors

The window inside the covered bridge gift shop

So, what's next?  OH, there's LOTS more to this trip....stay with me!

1 comment:

  1. Loved coming aboard with you! I've always wanted to take a long train trip, but never have. We usually drive or fly. Never done the train thing, but would love to! Beautiful pictures and such a beautiful train! GORGEOUS!!


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