Saturday, July 23, day 28
Evidence of hard rain was all over the campsite Saturday morning, but the rain itself had moved out of the area, leaving it a bit cooler. By 8:30 we were on the scenic Kancamagus Highway inside the White Mountains National Forest. Route 112 is a 34-mile long route between Conway and Lincoln with many stops along the way. At the far end we stopped in the little town of Woodstock to stretch our legs in a few shops, and then headed back to the Silvermine for lunch.
Dinner was a special pleasure – a ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad – in the dining car! The vintage train departed from the 1874 Victorian station at 6:00 p.m. Our car, the Chocorua was built in 1929 and offered a first-class dining experience; all the gourmet meals were prepared on board! The other couple assigned to our table was congenial, and we thoroughly enjoyed the 2 ½ ride. The scenery part of the scenic railroad trip was not that great, but the overall experience was distinctive.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown