Friday, October 22, 2010

Back to my birthplace

Although it's been 27 years, and I have no recollection of the place it was a treat to return to my birthplace, Littleton, NH. Littleton is situated near the White Mountains and unfortunately it was cloudy and rainy the day we were there and we didn't get to see their majesty. We still had fun roaming around the town. The evening before we ate at the "Littleton Diner" and went to the small movie theater both located on main street. Lots of fun shops. An old Carnegie library. We also learned that Littleton was home to the creator of Pollyana.

The hospital where I was born

The church where my Dad preached when he was only 22 years old! It was his first church. The pastor was there and let us come in the church and look around. Amazingly he is only the second pastor that's been there since my Dad.

Since the pictures are a little dreary here is a colorful one from the candy store in Littleton that has the longest candy counter in the world. You name the's probably there.

I think this is the house where we used to live

This is where my Dad used to work. The famous Mount Washington Hotel. It's ritzy. We went in to explore and it's absolutely beautiful. I really wish it had been a clear day when we were there. I think the view would have amazing.

After Littleton we began our journey to Maine and had a few surprises along the way.

We drove by the Appalachian Trail....maybe one day we'll hike it

We saw the most amazing rainbow. The picture doesn't do it justice. The sky was still dark with rainclouds but as the sun was setting it shone across a valley and hit the hilltop and bam! there was the most beautiful rainbow. It was a double rainbow and you can faintly see the second rainbow to the left of the brighter one.

And last but not least Dane saw his first moose. I know the picture is blurry but it was the best we could do with traffic coming from both directions and both of us excited. The moose fit into its stereotype of stupidity and just stood in the middle of the road while cars were coming from both directions. Finally it moved on and that's when Dane snapped the picture.

We will post again soon about our time in Maine and Canada. Sadly we didn't get to climb Mount Katahdin. All of the trails were closed due to ice and snow. Hopefully next time!


  1. Noooo!! On both Vermont trips, we worked so hard to get a moose-sighting! This must be a special gift from God just for you on this trip. I'm enjoying it through your experience.

  2. I'm just catching up with your travels again... What a mighty moose! I'm jealous.