Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dreams do come true.....

Recently something I read on another blog gave me the idea to share something special from my life. 

As you may have noticed,  if you are a regular follower of my blog, I changed the heading picture.  The picture is of The Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH,  located in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire.  I will preface this with a note of caution:  this may be boring!

When my husband and I were dating, we often would take day trips to the White Mountain region of New Hampshire.  There are many beautiful sites to see,  places for a picnic lunch, to swim, or just sit and enjoy.    We drove by The Mt Washington Hotel  many times and we would say, "some day we will stay there", this hotel is one of the last of the Grand Hotels from the early 1900s.  There is a long winding drive with a guard house, a large wrap around porch with comfy wicker furniture you get the picture.  I can imagine ladies arriving with long summer dresses, gentlemen with suits and hats chatting while the carriage was unloaded....

Fast forward to April 2009 and our 25th Wedding Anniversary, my husband decided that we had waited long enough to make this dream come true.  He made reservations and off we went!  Our plan was to check in on Tuesday night and not leave until we checked out on Thursday, we just wanted to relax, nap on the porch, walk the grounds, and enjoy the beauty of this "grand lady".  We went during the week and because it was their off season we were able to get a great deal on two nights with four course meals both nights that we were there.  When we arrived in the afternoon we were told that they had upgraded our room because there were only 10 other reservations in the whole place, so they showed us several other rooms and let us check to see which one would work for us, we needed a handicap accessible room. I have bored you enough with words here are some pictures...

We chose one of the older rooms, some have been recently renovated, and we plan on staying in a renovated room the next time we go. 

The open doorway leads to the bathroom with the great view.

View from the bedroom of  Mt Washington.This is the view from our bathroom.

I have a few more photos, but I think I will save the rest for tomorrow since this post is already long enough.  I hope you enjoyed the "trip" so far, if not you can wake up now I'm finished for today. 


  1. I'm glad you and your husband made your dream come true. It looks like a wonderful place and I'm sure it was very special for both of you. Beautiful pictures of the view!

  2. what a beautiful place to relax and leave the world outside for a few days! How blessed to get an upgrade!!

  3. What a beautiful place to visit! It reminds me of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. I'd love to go there someday.

  4. Oh Denise, okay I am still I want more... it is gorgeous... nothing like the mountains to make you relax.

    I am so happy that you and hubby did follow your dream and hopefully there is another visit in the near future for you both.

    Hugs, Deb

  5. There was nothing at all boring about this post. I love that you and your husband fulfilled your dream of someday staying there. The views are spectacular. Looking forward to the rest of the story.

  6. That's quite a view alright! I sure hope my husband and I can stay there someday. It looks absolutely beautiful.


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