Friday, October 10, 2014

The Journey through a Colorful Day in Life...

Fall Foliage
Living in New England area, we experience colorful fall around this time of the year. If we drive up, North of Boston to New Hampshire, Vermont or even Maine, all the places look even more colorful with dramatic changing of colors.

Though we have been planning to go North to see fall colors for many years, it's only this year we could make it. I am glad we could do it!

Drive to White Mountains

Drive to White Mountains
Drive to White Mountains

Drive to White Mountains
Drive to White Mountains

It was such a beautiful sunny Sunday after a couple of rainy days. The temperatures warmed up little bit into 60s. We started to drive early in the morning and reached White mountains area by 10am. The  fresh morning sunlight enriched colors and the nature looked more crisp than ever to me. It was such a colorful pleasure driving through not-that-busy roads on a calm Sunday morning with beautiful and colorful sceneries all around.

Cathedral Ledge

Cathedral Ledge
Cathedral Ledge
Cathedral Ledge
Cathedral Ledge

We stopped at the North Conway Information Center to get some information about interesting places around. It was a beautiful town. We drove to the Cathedral Ledge and walked through the beautiful woods up to the mount cliff. The views of valleys from there were just beautiful.

Diana's Bath

Diana's Bath
Diana's Bath
We also went to Diana's Bath and it was such a calm and beautiful waterfalls through rocks. There I could see the best Artist in the world at work- the Nature, painting fall colors in water through the reflection of light.

It was an easy walk in the woods, on the rocks at the water falls and it was a very cool spot, not to be missed.

Road to the Sky

As it says "Road to the Sky"- was a scary drive up to the Mount Washington Summit.

At the bottom of the Mount Washington, the wide area surrounded by mountains was full of fall colors. It was such a beautiful treat to anybody's eyes!

White Mountains
White Mountains
White Mountains

White Mountains

There were two options to go up to the summit: guided tour, and drive-your-own-car. We didn't hesitate to go for drive-your-own-car, up to the summit. We just went for it. That was the most deadliest and scariest drive I ever had experienced. The Road to the Summit was just a two-car, two-way road with barely any space left on both sides with cars going in both the directions, up and down the mountain. The mountain side of the road had a car-tire-wide naturally formed ditches and rocks. The other side mostly had just deep slopes.

Lower half of the way up, driving was ok except the feeling of driving at the heights, as mostly the slopes were covered with trees. The higher half of the drive was the most scary drive with just deep slopes inches away from the road. There was a gravel road for about a mile and it was the deadliest of all. Driving down the mountain was as scary as driving up the mountain.

White Mountains
Mount Washington Summit

Though very scary and deadly, it was a thrilling experience at the end. If I ever have to drive up to the summit again, I will simply opt out ;)

I brought home with me, many memories and many pictures taken all over the places; hoping to turn some into beautiful paintings.

Typically, a day with 7 hours of driving ends very tiring. But, this colorful day was certainly untiring, memorable and beautiful.

Life is a blank canvas. One should try to paint as many colorful days as possible on it.

Happy colorful days of life ;)


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