Now I should point out that moms might have noticed in photos (especially of their sons) that it appears he has been wearing the same clothes for several days in a row. The explanation for this, according to the boys, is that they have numerous outfits exactly the same. Who can doubt that logic?
The highlight of our day was our ride up and back Mt. Washington on the cog railway. It was to experience this first of a kind engineering marvel. At one point the train was climbing a 37 degree incline. (Average incline is 25 degrees or so.) This is only possible because of the cog system in which a cog engages the huge chain beneath the engine to move the train up and back. Boys enjoyed standing in the aisles (which is allowed) as the train slowly moved up and down these inclines to see what it felt like. It was a hoot to watch.
Mt. Washington is nearly 6,300 feet in elevation and has some of the nastiest winter weather in North America. We had a beautiful day on top where we stayed a little over an hour before boarding our return train. The temperature on top of Mt. Washington during our visit was around 54 degrees with brisk winds. It felt great. Boys had time to explore, take photos, and even visit the "Extreme Weather Museum" which is housed on top.
Finished the day with a great dinner at a restaurant within walking distance to the hotel and several boys went for a full-moon swim before bed.
Another great day and you should click to check out some of the most recent photos.