Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yesterday's Adventure...

Hey gang, hope all is well with you guys! The family and I had quite an adventure yesterday that included bikers, blood, waterfalls and our car almost flipped over in a lonely ditch in New Hampshire.

Yesterday was easily the best day of the Summer weather-wise as the sun was shining with nary a cloud in the sky and temperatures didn't climb past seventy two without a hint of humidity. In honor of such a day, we decided to head to Grafton Notch State Park near Errol, New Hampshire and do some hiking and sight-seeing. While traveling along route 26 at the feet of the spectacular White Mountain range, we were coming towards a pack of five or six bikers traveling at about 50 MPH. As a bike enthusiast myself, I was admiring their approaching Harley's when all of a sudden, one of the bikes began to wobble before falling over and tumbling across the street, sending the driver down to the pavement at full force! I was speaking to my mom on the phone at the time, and I think I screamed "Oh my God!!!" and hung up (sorry mom). I then swerved to miss the bikes and ran us into a ditch! I thought for sure that the guy was hamburger meat, but miracuously he got right up, bleeding profusely from his head (of course, none of them had helmets on), and his pants were ripped with bloody knees and hands, but otherwise OK. I think he was more pissed about trashing his bike than anything.

We helped him out as much as we could by giving him some water, and then just sat on the side of the road and waited for the cops and tow truck to come. Luckily, we got pulled out with no damage done to the car, and made our way to "Screw-Auger Falls where we enjoyed a nice, light hike, some climbing as well as swimming for the kids.
The wife and I capped off the day by watching "Inglorious Basterds" and enjoying the best mudslides we have ever had! (my secret is to add some Whoppers to the mix) All in all a great and interesting day!

That water was effin' COLD! I can't believe the kids are able to swim in it.

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