Saturday, October 15, 2011

Finally, some colour – 3 October 2011

Our weather gamble paid off and the morning revealed patches of blue sky so we had an early start and retraced our path back to Fracona to ride the aerial tramway (otherwise know and a cable car gondola) to the top. Although we were there in time for the second trip of the morning we were still a bit late as the mountain mist rolled in as we rode the “tramway” to the top. It was chilly at the top and the mist did not appear to want to move away so we rode down again and, once below the cloud base, enjoyed stunning views of the valley in a wonderful range of autumn hues.

Once down we set of back to Conway via the Kancamagus Highway, one of the most scenic routes in the area. The sun was out, the sky was blue, the colours stunning and the drive amazing. However, we could not linger as we had to meet a deadline to get the propane leak in the RV checked.

While Murray took the RV for the check which, ultimately, was inconclusive the rest of the party rode the Conway Valley Scenic Railroad, an historic steam train and dining cars etc. We enjoyed their lunch excursion.

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