Even though it was
rainy, we took the two-mile hike through the hills to the Flume Gorge. This was well
worth the trip! The Gorge itself, as pictured above with our lovely model,
Laura Lee, was discovered by a 90-year-old lady in the 1800's. She went back and
told her family about it, and they didn't believe her for quite a while ("Grandma's
been eating those "funny" berries again in the woods!"). Luckily, she
was right, and the place became a must-see for 19th-century travelers. Once again
the only humans on the trail, we felt as if we had been transported back in time. We
could easily imagine prehistoric critters wandering through at any time!
All of the last five pictures are in the beautiful area of New Hampshire
referred to as the Franconia Notch, seen here.