Growing up, we made a lot of family vacations to New Hampshire. In fact as I’ve been writing these last few posts I’ve opened an itch I need to scratch by going back. We used to ski in New Hampshire in the winter, camp in the summer and in this recent trip, leaf peep in the fall. New Hampshire is a great place to visit. Yet on every vacation we took to New Hampshire there was one thing I wanted to do that never happened – ride the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.
I grew up in Massachusetts. I went to school in the middle of the mountains in Central, Massachusetts. At this time of year, the foliage was gorgeous. Did I notice? Absolutely not. That’s why the first Autumn I had the chance, I flew back home to go leaf peeping and, for the first time, appreciate the natural beauty of mother earth.
Leaf peeping is the term used for people who travel to watch the Autumn Leaves change color. A successful trip requires the following:
- The Right Time of Year
- The Right Location
Whoops! In last week’s sign post I promised a trip to the Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. I missed the boat on that one. I’ll post my trip there tomorrow. Also as promised, this week you’ll find stories about leaf peeping in New Hampshire. Today’s sign reflects a great adventure you can do with your family and friends while leaf peeping. Details will come later this week.
You’ll also notice a new title today, “Sign Spotting Sunday”. It turns out taking photos of signs while traveling has an official name. To be consistent with what’s out there, I’ve changed the name of these weekly posts.