We have arrived in the White Mountain National Forest. From the entrance to our small campground in Twin Mountain, NH, we can look left and see Mt. Washington while the North and South Twin Mountains are directly ahead of us. Like Vermont, this area is bursting with green, giving it a very peaceful, hopeful vibe. I can already tell it’s a happy place from speaking with my fellow RVers, all of whom are smiling and ready to share their opinions on great trails or spots to see.
Today was a travel day, so we took it easy. (I’m also hurting a bit from a bad night’s sleep.) So, instead of hiking, we motored over to the Mt. Washington Hotel, enjoyed some coffee and snacks and took in the view. It was exactly what I needed.
Walter, our neighbor with lots of ideas, suggested that we take a 22-mile bicycle trip tomorrow. He and his wife have eBikes, so he warned me that some of the trip would be a bit hilly, but not too bad. “The views are absolutely wonderful. You’re gonna love it!” Good enough for us.
To tell you the truth, I’m a little worried about our stamina. We’re not 30, 40 or even 50, so it’s probably not wise to push ourselves too hard. During the past 7 months, we’ve done a pretty good job maintaining our health, so it’s not something I want to screw up in the last 3 weeks of our Adventure! (Yeah, I know – I fell in the water once, Beth had to go the hospital and Bradley had surgery.)
That said, I don’t want to watch TV and ride in a gondola all week. I’m ready to get outdoors, breathe in some clean mountain air and test myself a bit with a zip line or a more challenging hike. As with all things, it’s a balance, right?