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Published: October 22nd 2013
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FotoCourtesy of Suzanne
Hi folks

What a wonderful drive .... we set off early morning yesterday and took all day in beautiful autumn sunshine to drive along the Kancamagus Highway and then in a loop north from Woodstock , Franconia State Park and back via Crawford Notch and Bartlett , then along Bear Notch Road to our base in North Conway (- probably about 120 miles )

There are many scenic overlooks and waterfalls and hikingtrails along the way....beautiful mountain views and colours of the trees all along the route.

The best hike of the day was Flume Gorge - where a basalt dike has cut into the granite at a geological fault and as it erodes more quickly than granite there is a steep sided canyon with the river running through. Wooden walkways and steps enable you to walk right along the canyon to the falls at the top. Lovely. I can't add too much to this in words - let the fotos speak for the delights of this drive.

Last night was day 2 of eating the MASSIVE pizzas we had ordered the night before - we should have known better that 1 pizza would have actually fed four people...they were certainly delicious but I don't want to see pizza again for a while.

It's a rainy day today ( Tuesday) and we are happy to spend some "downtime" combined witha visit to the large retail park of Outlet Stores.


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22nd October 2013

amazing scenery
Hi girls, well looks like you're living the dream (again)! Photos are fantastic. I went on a dog walk tonight but the countryside just didn't compare in the drizzling rain. Love to hear what you're up to. Have another good week. Much love, Hils x
23rd October 2013

Brilliant photos!
What gorgeous photos of spectacular country! So atmospheric! Great!
23rd October 2013

Wonderful scenery
Hi you two lucky people, what a fantastic trip you are having, the colours are amazing and I have to say Suz your photo of the "Falls at Jackson" is one of my favourites. The detail and colours are so beautiful. Once again enjoying so much reading about your travels!!!!! and looking at such wonderful scenery, Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. Love to you both xx Ps. Hope you managed to get some bargains !!!!!!
23rd October 2013

Wow! Wow! Wow!
I have always had reservations about the USA but what can I say now?! xx

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