First in the nation for many things including holding the first United States Presidential primary in the 1800’s and the invention of the first alarm clock, New Hampshire should also be first on your list as a place to visit to experience a true fall foliage.
From Boston Logan International Airport, I am in an Alamo Rental car headed to the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire about a 150 miles away. Leaving the rental car lot it is a quick and easy access to I-93 North but have your wallet open.
“The Big Dig” is considered by some as “America's Greatest Highway Robbery”.
At a cost of about $22 billion, I wonder why. How fortunate I am to be a part of it.
Soon the $3.50 toll becomes worth it as crossing the New Hampshire state line I relive the stories told and the history of America's fight for independence.
At the state's “Welcome Center” I load up on maps and a wealth of information for my journey northbound. Hints of what lies ahead line I-93 North and makes me feel like I am on a treasure hunt.
Here, I am forced to have a sweet taste of fall with a hole in the middle. Pumpkin Spice, how nice!
Another toll booth and I begin to enter the canvass of a great artist. Rolling hills and distant mountains covered with various shades of yellows, reds and orange. I know Picasso or Rembrandt must be close by.
This is no work of a human artist it is nature reminding me of it's awesome beauty.
On a sunny afternoon it would be one of nature's perfect postcards.
However, with a warm and rainy autumn, leaves may have less red coloration.