But the "executive director" as he called himself, saw us with the dog and said we weren't allowed. I asked why not, and he came up with this crap about families and allergies and stuff. And I think it is crap. It's interesting that a lot of stores around here welcome dogs in the stores and actually have signs saying so. Then this guy says that he is allergic to dogs and he makes the rules. I told him it was a crap rule, and so one of us waited outside in the shade with Whiskey, while the other explored the Science Center. I know there is probably one in every ten thousand people who really is allergic to dogs, but I think a lot of people say they are allergic simply because they don't like dogs. Besides, if you have an allergy, that is YOUR problem...no need to make everybody else change their lives because of your issue. I know that many of you will disagree with me, but that's my opinion on the matter. Anyhow, enough of that. The Science Centre does have some interesting exhibits and it's worth a stop. Besides, it's free.
We relaxed for the morning yesterday, then took the little car for a drive through the mountains of the National Forest up to the town of Gorham. Whiskey came with us, but we left Sherman parked in the sun. Our route took us by the entrance to the road leading up Mount Washington. They want $33 for car, driver, and one passenger to drive your own vehicle up to the top. We are going to hike to the top on Sunday if the weather looks decent.
The start of the Mount Washington Auto Road
Nice scenery along the way
The little car, and more nice scenery.
We stopped at the Walmart SuperCenter is Gorham, and then turned around and came back to highway 302 to find a new overnight spot for Sherman. I have to admit, it is convenient having the car around to do a little scouting out of overnight possibilities. We found a great spot at the Attitash ski hill. Went and asked at the office, and they said no problem at the far end of the parking lot. It's actually a great spot, almost looks like a campsite itself except that it's a little close to the road, and it's a fairly busy road.
So then we went back to North Conway to get Sherman. We had left the two small windows open, with the roof vent fan on and it was still BAKING inside. In fact, the thermometer said 106F (41C)! Of course the outside air temperature in the shade was 97F (36C), so it's no surprise, but our fridge is having a hard time keeping up. The freezer is still frozen though, so we're doing okay.
After we got Sherman cooled down a bit, we drove over to our new overnight spot.
A nice boondocking spot! (GPS 44.08268 -71.23686)
Our view looking away from our overnight spot
We drove a total of about 65 miles (105 kms) but most of that was in the little car.