March 3, 2019 -Saco River Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Saco River Covered Bridge in Conway, New Hampshire.  The Saco River Covered Bridge was built in 1890 and crosses the Saco River.  It was later repaired 80s as another bridge actually was swept away in a flood, crashing into it creating structural damage.  The Saco River Covered Bridge is also known as the Conway Covered Bridge.

We had a wintery Adventure to the Saco River Covered Bridge in Conway, New Hampshire.  The Saco River Covered Bridge has been one of my favorite covered bridges during our Fall visits.  However, today, I was quite disappointed as the side access was impossible due to the snow.  Therefore our view consisted of the front and back, combined with lovely ice filled views from the actual bridge.  We sauntered along the side walk area of the bridge on both sides, talking photographs along the way.  Although there was not excessive traffic, there was still enough to be cautious with in obtaining photographs.

It is interesting seeing landmarks, parks, and other areas in various seasons, creating a wildly different experience.  I believe all of our past visits to the Saco River Bridge have been in the Fall.  I have been with Shadow, Buster, Wilma, and my Mom.  Besides the gorgeous Fall foliage, we have been able to go down to the beach below to play in the sand, rest, and take in the spectacular views of the scenery.  I actually have some of my Mom’s beautiful framed photography from this spot in my home.  Probably the most gorgeous bridge I have seen in the Fall, while Winter really is not worth the journey.  However a fun experience seeing the Bridge in another season.  I definitely recommend a visit to the Saco River Bridge, although maybe not in the Winter.  Please see a collage from various of our visits below (Rating:  Winter – Undetermined, Fall – 5).

July 28, 2018 – New Hampshire – Thorne Pond

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I visited Thorne Pond in Bartlett, New Hampshire.  Thorne Pond is a conservation trail, approximately one mile in the length.  The trail circles the Pond, however, has side trails that lead to the Saco River.

We were excited to find Thorne Pond, as although I was not planning a visit on this particular day, we could not resist a new adventure.  Thorne Pond is a simple trail, adorned with beautiful wild flowers, and mountain views. We began following the trail, locating paths down to the Pond along trail.  I was ecstatic to find some hidden trails on the far side of the pond that led over to the Saco River.  Although I guess not technically hidden, I did not realize that River views would also be included in this summer day adventure.  We journeyed down the River edge for a bit before turning around and heading back to the Pond.  We saw some other visitors, including some fishermen along the River’s edge, however did not find the location to be highly populated.  We left feeling content, and relaxed from our time at Thorne Pond (Rating:  3).

July 28, 2018 – Bartlett Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Yesterday we visited the Bartlett Covered Bridge in Bartlett, New Hampshire.  The Bridge was built in 1790, and spans the Saco River.  The Bartlett Covered Bridge is now part of the Covered Bridge Inn, and has been converted into a gift shop.

We had a pleasant visit to the Bartlett Covered Bridge.  Upon arrival we wandered onto the bridge, which was covered with gift shop materials.  We turned around when coming to the official gift shop door.  It was difficult to get a photograph of the bridge, however we were lucky to find a gift shop employee who gave us permission to go down to the shoreline to snap some photographs.  The footing was difficult, but I was able to capture the adventure on film, while still remaining on my feet.  Shadow enjoyed a quick dip in the River, while Wilma found a tasty root to chew on.  The Bridge is very touristy, therefore seeming to loose some genuine characteristics, however the view from the shore was absolutely beautiful.  The Bridge was bright red in color, with the voice of the singing River below.  It was quite charming and picturesque.  Glad we were able to see this angle of the bridge, providing a whole other experience (Rating:  Side view:  4).

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