Trees, Mountains and Red Jackets

 Well we were on the road once again,  heading towards Maine and the White Mountains.  

We did a couple of stops along the way.

The first stop we did was Concord.  
This town was lovely (I think I say that quite a lot, in this trip report, but it's all true) and full of history. 
 It was very autumnal feeling with lots of lovely colourful trees

First of all we visited the Minute Man National Park.  What a fascinating place and so much to see, we really only popped in for a wee while. 
Another thing I  always seem to be saying is "I wish we had spent more time there". 

The North Bridge

When we had finished in the National Park we visited the town.
There were lots of lovely big white churches

and leaf strewn streets, with a lovely red fire hydrant :))

Finally hunger got the better of us and we stopped at 'Helen's' for some lunch.  
Again a highly recommended place.  I had the tastiest triple ham and turkey sandwich and Danny had his favourite hotdog.  
All extremely tasty :))

We left Concord (wishing we could stay longer!) and headed on towards Freeport.

The reason for the visit to Freeport was to go and see the L.L. Bean store.  I've ready a lot about it and wanted to buy a lovely warm jacket. 
We arrived at Freeport at about 5pm and it was starting to get a bit dark. 
As we had already googled where to stay we headed straight to the hotel. 

The Harraseeket Inn was our choice - and a very good one as well. 

 By the time we had something to eat and got to visit the shop it was about 9pm.  
Wow those shops were something else, they sold just about everything. 
I did get my jacket - a lovely red one, which I'm sure you will see in a picture of before the end of the holiday, and a pair of warm gloves.  I figured I would need them as the temperature was getting lower every day. 

The next morning, after a very restful night's sleep and a very tasty breakfast, we were on our way again. 

This lake was another stopping point but we just stopped and took some pictures before carrying on our journey. 

 Aren't the trees lovely?

 The mountains in the distance!

Then along the Kancamagus Highway. 

Beautiful scenery along the way!

This pond was called 'Lilly Pond',  there was quite a thick layer of ice on it (mind you it was quite chilly).

 Mountains everywhere you turned.  Very impressive they are too I think you will agree!!

We spent 7 hours on the road that day!!!
Phew that was a long post tonight, hope you are still with me :))

Next stop - Vermont and the Green Mountains.


TexWisGirl said…
pretty area to be in for autumn. and glad you got to your store for your jacket. :)
Jeanne said…
Looks as if you had a fun day and it is so great that you got to now only get to go to LL Bean,but that you got a jacket from there. I have ordered lots of things from there and always enjoy the quality of what I get. I have gotten to visit the store once quite awhile ago..... Will be looking for that red jacket in your posts!
Mary Callan said…
Lovely - SO glad you're having such a great time, I've visited Concord and yes, it's gorgeous! loving your photos - can't wait to see the jacket!!
Mary x
Lisa Gordon said…
What a wonderful adventure, Ellie.
There is nothing quite so pretty as New England in autumn.
Your photographs are wonderful!
Debbie said…
you sure did get a lot in ellie!!

new england is one of the best places to see autumn!!
Karen said…
Lots of lovely views!
Pat MacKenzie said…
You're seeing the east coast at its loveliest. I love the New England scenery. It's just like my beloved Maritimes provinces on Canada's east coast.
Rose said…
Sounds like you had so much fun! Don't you wish you just had days and days and no thought to money when you visit some of the places you love?
Lea said…
A beautiful series of photos!
Thanks for sharing.

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