The Page Bethels Arrived last Saturday from Panama
Here for the month--very wonderful!!!
Into the lake and onto the raft
before dinner with happy sweet kids
and the 5th celebration of Gwen's 6th with an overwhelmingly purple cake.
A few afternoons later we went to "Touch the Trucks" in Tamworth while Gwen was at camp at Remick Farm up the street (Simon's in the green shirt).
We warned the truck guys that Simon had turned on all the possible buttons in the cab, shifted all the gears, tried the seat belt, the horn, anything that moved. They noticed he had gotten on the lights and would check everything else before driving off. Simon was quite delighted with it all.
Then a picnic lunch on toadstools
and an afternoon swim--looking for lily pads in the lake.
Last Sunday Myles and Ned treated us to a fun and interesting trip on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.
Ned particularly wanted to ride one of the steam trains that hugs the steep sides of Mt. Washington as it climbs to the top--much coal shoveled into the engine and lots of steam coming out of the smokestack (and onto us, the passengers). The view was rocks and peaks, peaks and rocks, and some cairns.
Ned and Toby talk engines during our 20 minutes on the summit.
Ned. points out the last turn of the auto road to the top--a very steep area where many of the bicyclists who enter the "Ride to the Top" race get caught off guard, are exhausted, and have to push their bikes up the last little bit. Tom Diebold--tell your friend Kathy to save some energy for this final stretch as she'll be doing the race in August.
Seemed like all the trees were slanted forward on the way up and this sign incredibly lopsided on the way down. But in fact they all stood straight and we were at a crazy angle because of the steepness of the mountain.