Our next home base
for a few days was the Mt. Washington Hotel, in the White Mountains of New
Hampshire. This was an opulent 1902 hotel, reminiscent of the hotel in The
Shining. There was a reason for that...Stephen King
was staying here when he got the
inspiration for the book! This was also the location of the big secret International
Monetary Conference in the 1940's, where the leaders of the world met to discuss how money
should really work.
The mountains in the area was
incredibly beautiful! Mt. Washington was in the distance directly behind the
hotel. From the hotel, we actually got to view the top of the mountain peeking out
for a few hours one day. This is rare, since the top of the mountain is infamous for
having some of the world's worst weather, even while it's pleasant down at the hotel area!
for more words on this grand old place.
One of the ways to get up to the top of
the Mountain is to take the world's first cog railway. It has been running it's
three-mile route up to the top since 1879, climbing at angles up to 37 degrees!
Unfortunately, this was not yet open for the season, but the museum area was still worth