|When Joe's brother, Leo, heard we would be driving through Wiscasset, Maine, he said we had to stop at Red's Eats and have the best lobster roll in Maine and probably the world. So we spotted it as we came over the bridge into town-a little take-out diner with a long line waiting to order their food. Unfortunately there was no place to park, so we drove on until we found a Baptist church with a big parking lot. The best lobster roll sounded pretty good to us-no we aren't tired of it yet-and we asked permission to park there, unhook the toad, and drove back to Red's Eats.
It lived up to the hype (thanks, Leo!) and was a roll with more than a whole 1# lobster cut up on it! We loved it!!!
Saturday we had a fine sunny day and toured the White Mountains. We drove to Cathedral Ledge and looked at the beautiful autumn colors, very near their peak, and Echo Lake in the distance. There is an Auto Road that goes to the summit of Mount Washington, the Northeast's highest peak at 6,288 feet. It is not for the faint of heart, so of course we felt we and the toad were worthy of the challenge. The highest wind velocity ever recorded on earth, 231 mph, occured here in April 1934, and there is a weather monitoring station up at the top. We suspected it was cool when we saw frost on the signs, and it was-27 degrees with a wind of 40 mph. The 100 mile view from the top was worth it. The White Mountains is a big ski area, and we had a good view of the Wildcat ski area from here. We got back down, congratulated ourselves, and took a picture looking back up where we had been.
We drove out to Bretton Woods through the mountains and stopped to see the lovely Mt. Washington Inn, enjoying a walk around inside and viewing the landscaped grounds. This historic hotel was opened in 1902. Driving back to Conway the Scenic Railroad was returning from its trip to Crawford Notch. This restored train is a main attraction in the area, and Joe's sister, Mary, worked as a narrator many times when living here. Quite a day of sightseeing in the White Mountains.