Thursday, December 3, 2009

Around Town

Mt. Monadnock-
Here are a few pictures from a hike up Mt. Monadnock, located about 45 minutes from home. Ths is the second most climbed mountain in the world, and as a result, is one of Keene'e three claims to fame. What else is Keene internationally renowned for?
- The Keene Pumpkin Festival! for more information
- Downtown Keene is featured in several parts of the 1995, not-quite-award-winning film, Jumanji, starring Robin Williams!

That might be it as far as Keene's notoriety goes. But no doubt, we are a proud people. Keene, New Hampshire may just be the nation's best kept secret...

Quechee, Vermont
The following photos were taken at the Quechee Gorge in Vermont. I took a trip to visit my sister in White River Junction, Vermont, and found this 'hideaway' about 20 minutes from her home. Some die-hard Vermonters have stated that the Gorge is "the Grand Canyon of the East." That's an exaggeration, to say the least, but still a beautiful spot. Good access to easy hiking trails as well...Next time I'll bring the dogs!

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