A Lovely Trip to the Flume in the White Mountains of Laconia, New Hampshire!

We have traveled to the White Mountains just about every year since we’ve been married and enjoy it thoroughly each time. We invited our friends to come with us this time. It was an invigorating walk and beautiful day – not too hot or cool. Since we live in beautiful New Hampshire we can go to the Flume free during the week and for $1.00 each if you are over 65 on the weekends. A wonderful walk through the area to the Flume. You will love it as much as we do! We keep coming back each year. It never gets as old as we keep getting!

The Moose at the Flume Building
Little Bear at the Flume Building
Stagecoach at the Flume
On our way up to see the Flume we noticed a tree that was resilient and grew over a rock and a hard place in order to survive!
Along the way were many signs like above detailing the way and views and signs with the names of the trees.
John & I enjoyed the walk and the beautiful day.
Covered bridge on the way to the Flume
Our friends took this photo but did not want to be in any of the pictures. I respect their wishes. My husband didn’t give me permission either but here he is. I’m sure he won’t mind.
Some of the rocks along the way with the rushing water that smooths them down. We expected to see more water after recent rains.
Path to The Flume
Liberty Gorge
Check out the walls for lava which is darker than the granite.
The Flume Walkway
Flume Walkway
The Pathway keeps going up!
Water rushes alongside the rails of the pathways to The Flume.
Falls along the way
Avalanche Falls along the pathway
One of the covered bridges on the way back down
Inside covered bridge
Water flowing down into pools
Pools we noticed on the way back down. Even with all the rain we have had recently there was not a lot of water rushing down as in many past years. We also didn’t have as much snow as in other years either.

It was a wonderful trip. We had a nice walk along the path and got our exercise for the day. Now it was time to eat and drink to refresh ourselves. We went to a popular place, The Woodstock Station. It has burgers, steaks, seafood and even meatloaf. There is something for everyone. It is a three star out of five star. I didn’t like it as much this time as last time. This time I had seafood – shrimp and scallops with veggies and brown rice and couscous (small portion) and my husband had sirloin steak. He likes it medium rare and it came medium to well. We were all starving so we ate it all up without a complaint. Our meals were okay but not 5-star. Last time we had burgers and they were better making it 4-star.

Woodstock Station

I snapped a few photos inside of the fun artifacts they had there.

A little train on a rail
John with a bear – both look happy!
Brewery next to Woodstock Station
Wooden Bench at Woodstock Station (I pictured JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS on this bench. Wouldn’t that look nice?) haha!

As I typed the first part of this post the next day after the trip I noticed the aches and pains from the long walk and many, many stairs I had to climb at my age. It’s amazing I can still do it. I didn’t feel it at all at the time but now my body is telling me off for doing it.

That’s okay I survived and rested a little the next day. Here it is two days later and I just finished three workouts on my TapFit program and had a wonderful time. The aches and pains have subsided and I hope some of the weight is dropping off. The secret to staying young is to think young and keep moving. I try to do that and tell my body at the same to cooperate. It doesn’t always listen but I push it until it sends me some warning (pain) to back off, lady. I don’t always listen. So there! May have to grab some Aspercreme and put my feet up and read. Sounds good to me!

I hope you enjoy traveling along with me on this beautiful trip to The Flume. Maybe one day you will get there too. We have been there in the fall and it is absolutely beautiful driving up to the mountains with the gorgeous colors of yellow, orange and red all around us. It takes your breath away. I love my state – New Hampshire and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Come visit NH soon.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of me and my books and all the reviews that I receive. Please keep them coming! I hope you will keep coming back for more entertaining reading and events about new works, daily news, birds, fish and other things that pop into my already overcrowded head.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!










About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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