New England is known for its handsome wooden covered bridges, but did you know we also have some remaining stone bridges?
Back in the first half of the 19th century, stone bridges were built by talented Scottish stone masons using native granite. They were constructed without mortar and were held up by the shaping of the stones. I don’t know about you, but I find that pretty amazing.
Last week, we went to check out the Double Arch Stone Bridge* that crosses the Contoocook River off Route 9 between Hillsborough and Keene, NH. It does not allow car traffic anymore, but it is still a picturesque historic site to walk across and take in from either side.
I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen beautiful red Cardinal flowers growing in water.
So, when it’s hot, one needs a cold one, right? Good thing we knew right where we could find some great craft beer in Keene – Elm City Brewery. My husband liked their Dunkelweizen the best, and I was torn between the Peachy Keene and the Raspberry Wheat which were both great.
We may need a cold one tonight because we’re suppose to hit 94°F with 47% humidity resulting in a ‘feels like‘ of 101°. Does that sound a little too warm for New Hampshire?
Texas, Florida and Nevada are coming in around the same number. I don’t know, but I’m thinking New Hampshire is not supposed to be registering the same temperature as these southern areas.
Then add in the every other day heavy rain and tornado warnings, and I think it’s pretty safe to say we have some major climate change going on. I may need two cold ones. 🍻