Sunday, April 21, 2013

Big Green Butterfly

I spent a couple of hours at the Butterfly Place in Westford yesterday.  This green butterfly is a new one to me.  (Actually, I know the names of only a couple of the varieties I see there... like "yellow swallowtail".)  I have never seen this before and it was the only specimen of it that I saw.  The butterflies at the Butterfly Place come from Costa Rica.




Friday, April 5, 2013

Waterville Valley this past Thursday

I hadn't been to Waterville Valley for two years but was enticed by the $47 lift tickets being offered for Thursday.  Waterville is a bit more challenging than Sunapee and a bit less perhaps than Cannon.  The drive was easy; just a bit less than two hours.

Click the arrow button for a 45 second video taken at the bottom of the mountain at about 8:30 a.m.  This is a big mountain;  you can't see the top of the mountain from this view.

A crystal clear view of Mt. Washington from the chair lift.

There were some good bumps.  This was actually shot by me
looking downhill.  In other words, the sign is located at the top of the bump run.

There are some nice steep runs. (Like over this lip.)


This was "lift and lunch" Thursday!
Ticket and Sandwich "Combo" for $47.

The cheeseburger was good; but the french fries could have been hotter.