"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Sunday Stroll: Journey

Parting shots from Montreal as we waited for the valet to bring round our car....A hockey tournament was taking place and our hotel was filled to the rafters with participants. Hockey isn't a sport north of the border, its a religion. So we saw lots of hockey gear.

And lots of dudes doing things like this.

We stopped at our usual Tim Horton's on the motorway for a boite of Timbits and some sandwiches for a picnic later. I never can resist photographing this sign...this time I have evidence that people are obeying the injunction!

We paused briefly in Errol. Some local colour.

Following the broad and beautiful Androscoggin River, we were on alert for moose--the signage leads one to believe the territory is swarming with them. Not yesterday.

We arrived at our destination in good time. Did a bit of exploring in the neighbourhood.

At our lodgings, our hostess's cat offered a friendly welcome.

But he looked a bit nervous on seeing all the luggage we pulled out of the car boot.

In the evening, thanks to our FFTNC, we attended a biannual fundraiser for the Randolph Mountain Club at the utterly awesome Libby's Bistro. Some of the best food we've ever eaten! It was an incredibly warm evening, but last week's very deep snowfall was a popular topic of conversation.

This morning we attended our friend's church. Delightful service with fantastic music and such friendly parishioners who made us feel very welcome.

We drove on to Gorham for lunch with our FFTNC at The Moonbeam, a fun cafe. The Chap took this photo of us.

She was headed off on a journey of her own, and we were bound for the Lodge with some stops along the way.

Entrance to the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Even in the highest of our high country, it was hot and humid. Just last week, 21 inches of snow fell on top of the peak. Lots of it had melted already.

Adjacent peaks.

We stopped in North Conway to pick up some amazing bargains at the Woolrich outlet. Next stop was the cottage on the Big Lake. It was too hot to do many chores and there really weren't any left.

As soon as we got home, I installed my new bird bath from Quebec.

Thanks for following along on my drive--I was rolling, not strolling today! To continue, visit Aisling's blog.

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