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Monday, October 12, 2015

I've Got You Covered in New England

Hello my friends,
I had to hop in and share the wonderful covered bridges we saw today in New Hampshire.
 
The Scenery driving from one to the next was absolutely breathtaking!
 
 
The Hancock-Greenfield bridge built in 1937 is pretty rustic.

 
 
I love the reflection in these two photos!
 
 
We drove through this stone arch on our way to the next bridge.
 


The Carlton Bridge was first built in 1789 and has been
rebuilt twice.
 




 

This $5 fine sign made me smile!
 

 
The Slate Bridge is the same color as the Carlton, but has
a uniquely different shape.
It was originally built in 1862, but rebuilt in 2001.
 
 


The Coombs bridge.  This is a lattice truss bridge built in 1837.


 
The inside trusses.
 
 
The Thompson bridge is my favorite so far.  I also love the story that went along with it.
 
It was originally built in 1832, but in 1973 it was posted for a six ton load limit which meant school buses could cross but only if empty.  When a bus full of students would come to the bridge, the students would get off the bus, walk across the bridge, and reboard the bus on the other side.
 
 

Sawyer's Crossing bridge is located near an old Indian community.


A couple of side views of  Sawyer's Crossing.
 




 


Fall foliage and fencing.
 

 
We had such a wonderful day and not only did I see gorgeous scenery and visit 6 covered bridges; but I also found fabulous treasures along the way.
That's another post for another day!  :)
 
hugs,
Jann
 
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55 comments:

Lilac Cottage Homestead said...

WOW!!! I'm so so glad you decided to post these picture!! They have blessed me!! God bless

Kelly

Lady of the Manor said...

Oh, Jann, these pictures are awesome!! They remind me of the 'retirement' trip Wonderful Hubby took me on in 2013 to the NE in the Fall. We didn't see this many covered bridges, though. We'll have to go back! :) I'm glad you two are enjoying yourselves!! Zenda

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for sharing these great pictures. Have a good and safe trip. Sally

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful Fall colors!! Love the old bridges - bet they could tell some stories. Know you are having a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Gorgeous! You're visiting at the perfect time to catch the fall colors. Have fun!

Susie said...

Jann, I loved your pictures. We have a lot of covered bridges here in Indiana also. The festival is about this time of year also. You looked great on your trip , I sure hope you had a fun time. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful. xoxo Su

NanaDiana said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous photos! Fall colors and old covered bridges. It can't get any better than that!!! Hope you have a wonderful week- xo Diana

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Jann, your Fall photos are absolutely gorgeous! And those covered bridges, wow so many! We only have one left here in Mid Missouri and probably not too many more in the whole state! I like the school bus story about the kids, that is funny!
Have a great week,
Gina

Lynn Bean said...

Beautiful show of colors! Looks like you are really enjoying the trip! Have a safe time! Lynn

Linda W. said...

Lovely, lovely fall colors and the covered bridges are gorgeous! I'm so jealous...visiting New England in the fall is on my bucket list.

Kim said...

I love the covered bridges found in the USofA! Reminds me of the movie "Bridges of Madison County". What glorious scenery along the way......and of course you found some treasures!! Can't wait to see what treasures you happened upon!!

Christine said...

Absolutely glorious foliage and photos of the bridges! You are living my dream! Someday....
Be blessed!

Aida said...

Oh how lovely is the season of autumn. Love the explosion of colours and the soft light. The first bridge reminds me of the movie Bridges of Madison County. You are lucky to have access to these beautiful bridges.

Thank you for sharing.

Hugs,
Aida

Gina said...

Beautiful photos! Fall in New England is always a a sight. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Stacey said...

What a dream!! I'd love to be riding in that car with you. Have fun and be safe. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhhh Jann such beautiful scenery and don't you just love the history and beauty of old covered bridges.
Safe travels.
Kris

BarberryLane Designs said...

We are barely getting any color change in Chicagoland now. Still waiting for my big pumpkin to have a hint of orange...so Thanks for the gorgeous tour! Sandi

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful covered bridges! The fall colours and the water are also beautiful. We have about 60 covered bridges in our province of New Brunswick. They are wonderful to see but we are losing them fast due to flooding and fire. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us. Have a great week!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann, how happy I am that you are enjoying all the beauty in New England. So glad that you are sharing some of your experiences. The bridge is like a picture postcard. Enjoy! Hugs, Jo

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Oh Jann thanks for taking me along. I love covered bridges in fact we have one about a mile from my house. It is one of only a few left in Georgia that is in use, heavy use too. Enjoy your trip!

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

Oh, Jann! Thank you so much for sharing your Autumn in New England with us! What fun to visit all of the covered bridges! I love the story about the empty school buses crossing the bridge. I am dreaming of a trip just like yours! Can't wait to hear more... ♡

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How fun! Love seeing those old covered bridges and the stone archways. I got a chance to experience some of this in Pennsylvania. That's pretty funny about the kids having to get off the bus to cross the bridge! That's a story they probably told a lot throughout their lives!

Unknown said...

I never have posted here but wanted to say how much i enjoyed the pictures they really made me happy . thank you so very much .

Cynthia said...

Jann, speechless, there's nothing like fall on the east cost, right? New England is one of the beauties in the fall. Thrilled you shared this beauty with us.

Cindy sent

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So happy for you for your wonderful day and so envious of you too! It is one of the places I would love to visit! Can't wait to see your treasures too!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Pure beauty!

Debby Ray said...

Love, love, LOVE a covered bridge! Your photos are stunning!

Mary Ann Potter said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! We've never been to New England in the fall. Need to go!!!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Jann it sure is beautiful there and I love those bridges and the colors of the leaves on the trees! Have fun and TFS some of these photos of your trip.
Julie xo

Rose L said...

Such gorgeous color!!!!!!!!!!

handmade by amalia said...

I love covered bridges and I love the red ones the best :-) Great photos.
Amalia
xo

patio garden furniture said...

Wonderful trip! Your photos are stunning! I love the fall colors. Thanks for sharing!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures! I can't help but think of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman when I see those covered bridges.

Gayle said...

Wonderful collection of bridges and the autumn colors are so bright and beautiful.

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
An absolutely "Grand and Glorious" day!!!
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous Autumnal photos!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Uwe Diekmann said...

Hello Jann,
great post and picture!
many greetings
Uwe

Linda said...

Thanks Jann for the mini vacation! Love all the photos.

Hugs,
Linda

xinex said...

Wow! Beautiful trees and rustic bridges!...Christine

Laura Lane said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I almost feel like I was there. Enjoy Jann!

The Practical Mom said...

gorgeous pictures!

hugs
swapna

Lulu said...

Like you, I so enjoyed the covered bridges in New Hampshire. You picked a great time to visit New England as no place is more beautiful in the fall.

Sarah said...

Covered bridges and the glory of the fall foliage. Wow!

Nina Lewis said...

You've got some stunning pictures!! And, I love the fall colors on the trees. Someday, I hope to visit the New England coast during the fall. It looks like you're having a great time on your trip. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures.

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

A wonderful story that you beautiful pictures are telling. The autumn leaves are beautiful
Thanks for sharing
Blessings from South Africa

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have been to quite a few of them myself as I am from Massachusetts and lived in N.H. (on the seacoast) for 25 years. You chose the perfect month to visit. There is no other place I've seen that has prettier October's than New England. That being said, I would stay away from Salem, MA. in October. I'm glad you enjoyed it and got such beautiful pictures for us to enjoy.

Heaven Smiling said...

What incredible scenery. I love the stories of your beautiful bridges. I'm a little jealous of your trip! Thanks for sharing it with me.

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Still immersed in Halloween - finishing a party game and then looking into food! This crazy stuff keeps me going - like gardening for Judy and school for Kc and quilting for Debra! Lots of work, everything, but would we want to do anything else? Oh heck no!

Rita C. said...

Beautiful, Jann! We took a day trip through WV today, and it was a wonderful day for us as well, but no vintage shopping. :) Looking forward to seeing what you got!
Rita

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jann,
Beautiful scenery, and it looks like the weather is gorgeous too-keep those photos coming on Instagram too!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the covered bridges!! Also love your Fall colors...so pretty!! We are just getting some Fall colors here now where I live.
~Cindy

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Hi Jann! :)
Loved looking through your photos...and can't wait to see more!
Being from Nova Scotia, Canada this is the type of scenery I am used to seeing and miss so much here in Illinois! We have quite a few covered bridged on the East Coast of Canada too. The history is just amazing!
Have a wonderful time!
Hugs, Kimberley

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The bridges remind me of New Brunswick which is where I am from originally. Everyone who comes to the Island claims that the Maritime provinces; NB, Nova Scotia, and PEI, remind them of New England. Hubby and I went to New Hampshire on our honeymoon many years ago. It was the first time we had ever seen a real mountain. We even drove up the White mountains. It was beautiful and so are your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Autumn blessings,
Sandi

Grantham Lynn said...

Beautiful photo's. Thanks for linking.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I see you did indeed enjoy the foliage :). I love covered bridges, and you certainly got your fill Jann. New England is definitely the place to be in October!