Climbing Mount Washington & Moose Hunting

August 10, 2019

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WHEW! Yesterday was ONE LONG DAY… and it was a hair-raising experience too! Daddy is a thrill seeker when it comes to doing outdoor stuff, and Mummy… not so much. Although she did almost kill herself on Robert Redford’s zipline up in Utah… but that’s another story!!! 😂😂😂 Here in New Hampshire there just happens to be located the tallest mountain in the Northeast, at 6,288 feet… Mount Washington. Some of the most severe weather is known to frequent this area! People flock to this mountain in order to claim bragging rights for reaching the summit in various ways… but one of the most popular is by DRIVING your car up this VERY NARROW, extremely dangerous (no sane person should do this, in Mummy’s opinion!!!! This is ludicrous!) 2-lane, windy road that has NO GUARD RAILS and the road just absolutely drops off the side of the mountain. The speed limit is about 15mph but even THAT felt TOO FAST when another car came towards you and you both tried to squeeze past each other without knocking someone off the mountain!!! 😳😳😳 It took about 30-minutes to reach the top and the temperature went from 74 degrees and no wind at the base of the mountain to 56 degrees and VERY WINDY at the top! By the time we got to the summit, Mummy had a splitting headache and was tempted to PAY EXTRA to take the “COG” back down… but they don’t allow doggies and she didn’t want to leave us with Daddy!!! Oh… they CHARGE YOU to drive up this mountain… $31 per automobile and $9 for each additional person in the car!!! Mummy took us out of the truck, from the safety of our SleepyPods, and got a quick picture to prove that we actually made it to the top. Don’t worry… Daddy is holding our leashes off to the side and we are actually standing on an upper parking level, so below us is just another parking level down a rocky slope… not the other side of the mountain!!! But Mummy and Daddy were holding us tight and only took us out for the picture because it was really cold and windy up at the top! Mummy begged Daddy to PLEASE GO BACK DOWN so we began the slow trip back. It wasn’t quite as bad as going up because most of the time we were AGAINST the mountain face and not hanging over the edge! When it was over, Mummy bought patches for us and said that she will make us matching harnesses! 🤗❤️🤗🐶👍

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After getting safely off Mount Washington we had one last mission… TO SEE A MOOSE! We headed over to the White Mountain National Forest where the Kancamagus Highway is located. It is a 26.5-mile scenic byway, that climbs to almost 3,000 feet, with twists and turns that take you past waterfalls and backcountry lakes and little bogs where moose love to hang out! We were told that moose are EVERYWHERE over there. The Appalachian Trail is over there too but we didn’t have plans to hike today… we really just wanted to see a MOOSE!!! There were SIGNS EVERYWHERE warning us about the DANGERS of MOOSE crossing onto the road, so Mummy had her camera ready to take a picture. READY. READY. STILL READY. -sigh- STILL READY. -getting bored- STILL READY. We saw lots of FAKE MOOSE outside of gift shops. -sigh- It was getting dark… this is the best time to see them. Mummy was super charged now… her camera was up and ready. -sigh- Not even a DANG SQUIRREL crossed the road. Now it was pitch black dark outside and we really needed to get back to our campsite because we had to leave this morning. Mummy was really sad. We did not see one moose. Not one animal of any kind. Mummy said she doesn’t even think animals LIVE in New Hampshire… AT ALL!!! She started off looking like this 🤗 and now she looks like this ☹️ all because of the no-show MOOSE. AND… Daddy gave her a headache by stressing her out on that death-defying mountain drive.

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Today, we are making a detour to a special candy store that makes these cute little “chocolate mice” that Mummy read about. She said that is the ONLY THING that will make her feel better! 😂🐭❤️ I sure hope that we can find this place… wish us luck!!! 🤞

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Driving Mount Washington VIDEO

66 Comments

  • Shirley J Johnell

    10.08.2019 at 13:21 Reply

    Wow, sweet Millie and family! Like mommy, I don’t like those skinny roads. They make me v-e-r-y nervous. Glad you made it down safely with daddy’s expert driving.

    • Millie LaRue

      10.08.2019 at 13:29 Reply

      It was a REAL NAIL-BITER! 😳

  • Joan Evans

    10.08.2019 at 13:22 Reply

    So exciting glad you all made it back down again. X

    • Millie LaRue

      10.08.2019 at 13:30 Reply

      We are moving out today and heading ever-closer back towards home. 😘❤️🐶🤗

  • Debra

    10.08.2019 at 14:25 Reply

    Wow Millie you were all so brave! I have a fear of heights !Watching your video made me dizzy! So sorry you didn’t see a moose. Maybe next time. xoxo

    • Millie LaRue

      10.08.2019 at 15:36 Reply

      Mummy bought us a STUFFED MOOSE toy, embroidered with NEW HAMPSHIRE on his side so we could remember that we looked for a MOOSE HERE! 😂😂😂

  • Sandy

    10.08.2019 at 15:07 Reply

    Did you see Tom Ryan, Samwise and Emily. They hike that area all the time and live in that area

    • Millie LaRue

      10.08.2019 at 15:35 Reply

      We did not see them but we weren’t hiking. Mummy isn’t much on HIKING. 😂😂😂 We did get out to stretch our legd and walk around a pretty lake but that’s about all Mummy is willing to do… when she has to start climbing over rocks and stuff, she calls it a day! Lolololol

  • Karen Rocher

    10.08.2019 at 15:37 Reply

    Oh! I hate those roads that seem to go straight up and down! 😀

    • Millie LaRue

      10.08.2019 at 15:42 Reply

      Mummy said it was a NIGHTMARE! Daddy said it was FUN! Lololol

  • Sharon Hook

    10.08.2019 at 15:38 Reply

    Good Morning Everyone….It sounds like you all had an adventure yesterday. So glad everyone is ok and hope mummys headache goes away. The chocolate will surely help. Hopefully today will be a bit easier. Have fun and be safe.

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 16:08 Reply

      We just stopped for donuts at CIDER BELLIES which is FAMOUS for their apple cider donuts and now Mummy is smiling again! It doesn’t take much to make her happy. We are looking for the “chocolate mice “next! 🤗

  • Cathy Merrill

    10.08.2019 at 15:49 Reply

    Hope you find the chocolate mice

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 16:09 Reply

      We are headed that way, but stuck in bad traffic right now! Maybe they are going to buy “chocolate mice” too! 🐭❤️🐭❤️🐭❤️

  • Linda Silvester

    10.08.2019 at 16:03 Reply

    I totally agree with Mommy, those roads are not meant vehicles. I’m soooooo thankful you all made it up and back without any issues. Enjoy your travels, will look forward to your next stop. ❤💞❤💞❤💞

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 16:10 Reply

      We are headed for our next stop…. hopefully Mummy will be eating a “chocolate mouse” soon!!! 😘🐭❤️👍

  • Laurie Heikoff

    10.08.2019 at 16:07 Reply

    I do not like those narrow mountain roads, either, little Millie. 😥. I am so glad you are all safe! I am sorry that your mummy did not see a moose. I hope your mummy enjoys your trip to the candy store, for those chocolate mice!!! 😘

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 16:12 Reply

      It was pretty scary!!!! But we are on the road again for our next campsite. 😘😘

  • Troy J Howlett

    10.08.2019 at 16:16 Reply

    Chocolate can cure anything.

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 16:19 Reply

      That’s what Mummy is thinking! These little “mice” are filled with a chocolate ganache… and have little satin tails!!! I will take a picture to show them to you!!!

  • Patricia Ridinger Cin

    10.08.2019 at 16:20 Reply

    You all never ceases to amaze me with you travels. Such fun. My mother and I saw a moose crossing the road on our way up to Baudette, Minnesota. That was after I graduated from high school. A very long time ago. And no. I’m not an old fart. I’ve aged like a great bottle of wine. 😉🍷

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 16:39 Reply

      We were hoping we would luck out and just see a moose casually walking across the street… but no such luck!

  • Michele Hayes

    10.08.2019 at 16:27 Reply

    I would love to see a book from you with all the daily photos displayed. Thank you for taking the time to post on your adventures.Be safe, Michele

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 18:37 Reply

      Mummy has taken over 2,000 pictures so she needs to go thru them and get rid of the bad ones and keep only the good ones. A book would be cute but WOW that would be a lot of work! Lololol

  • Sherri Davis

    10.08.2019 at 17:27 Reply

    Wow!! You all are so brave to drive to the top. I had the heebie jeebies watching the video! The scenery was beautiful!! I am so sorry you did not see a moose in New Hampshire. I hope you see one before you travel back home.

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 18:39 Reply

      We have been looking for a moose during our drive today… but still nothing! I’m glad that Mummy bought us a STUFFIE MOOSE!!! Lolol

  • Deborah Bright

    10.08.2019 at 17:28 Reply

    I wish I had someone like your Daddy to drive me all these fun places. Mummy was very calm sounding in the video. At least she is not a backseat driver like some in my family. Lol. I so want to do this when I retire next year. I’ve got Coco my little yorkie a medium size Sleepypod hot pink in color and she’s ready to go.

    I remember that funvideo from your trip out west where Daddy and Mummy were riding those sand dunes or some kind of dunes and in that video Mummy wasn’t too happy.

    Live your travel reports. You are so much fun. And so is your Daddy and Mummy

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 18:41 Reply

      Daddy is a good driver… most of the time… but sometimes Mummy has to tell him to WATCH OUT!!! 😳😂😳😂😳😂😳👍 We love our SleepyPod… we just go to sleep for the whole car trip and before we know it, we are at our destination! 😘😘🐶😘😘

  • SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL

    10.08.2019 at 17:56 Reply

    MY MISTRESS SAID THAT YOUR MISTRESS WOULD REALLY BE STRESSED OUT IN SWITZERLAND BECAUSE MANY OF THE ROADS IN THAT COUNTRY ARE LIKE THE ONE YOU DROVE ON UP TO MT. WASHINGTON. TOUR BUSES, CARS AND TRUCKS ALL SHARE THOSE SWISS ROADS.

    MAY THE REST OF YOUR TRIP BE SAFE AND FUN.

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 18:42 Reply

      YIKES!!!! She was gripping the armrest the whole way up!!! Lololol

  • carolyn nalley

    10.08.2019 at 18:05 Reply

    Wow what an experience you all had so glad you made it safe and sound . Thank you sharing your video i found it a little scary reminds me of my adventures to the top of Pikes Peak years ago. enjoy your travels love your posts.

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 18:43 Reply

      We are glad you are with us this summer! We look forward to hearing from you. 😘😘

  • Jeanie Drane

    10.08.2019 at 18:28 Reply

    Whoa,my heart is beating like a drum, how exciting and scary at the same time, i could just picture u all in my mind ,id been screaming to come down tooo i dont like heightsx,i had my experience zipling in Cacun which we will b going back in Oct but no ziplining,for me,so glad u all was safe ,wish ur mummy would have seen a moose, maybe still get a chsnce,glad today sounds safe and a great candy store ,oh my,have fun today ,stay on yhe ground prayers for safety, love and kissess for u all🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾💕💕💕💕💕💕💕😘😘😘😘😘😘😘💗💗💗💗💗💗💗🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🏼

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 18:45 Reply

      We successfully found the candy store and Mummy bought her “chocolate mice!” I will post pictures later! 🐭❤️🐭❤️🐭❤️

  • Judy Alter

    10.08.2019 at 18:55 Reply

    I am not into heights so I will skip this. It was cool to read about your experiences. Glad you all survived.

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 19:45 Reply

      It was really scary to drive up!!! You can take this tram-like thing called THE COG but it still chugs on a track straight up the mountain but I think it would be SAFER than DRIVING!!!

  • Dawn Dupuis

    10.08.2019 at 19:30 Reply

    Please tell your mummy Millie that I’m very impressed she made it to the top! Years ago my hubby and I along with our human children and fur children decided to go up that very scary mountain road. I just couldn’t take it anymore sweet Millie, I told my hubby to turn around, however there was No Place to turn. We finally found a little area and my hubby made a turn to go back down. Wow! I was so scared. Lol. I told my hubby I would never again try to attempt to go up that road. My human children were a little upset because they wanted to go to the top, so we decided to take the train up the next day. This was in July, it was about a 85 degree day, up we climbed on the little train and everything look so pretty. Everyone opened their little windows to let the fresh air in as we climbed the mountain. Then it began to get foggy and chilly so we closed our windows. However the people behind me wanted to leave their window opened. So up we climb and we couldn’t see a thing because of the fog. Then it started to SNOW! Yes, Snow in July lol. Still the people behind me didn’t closed their window. When we got to the top my hair had little icicles in it LOL. I sure was freezing by that point. The FOG was so thick at the top that we were all told to hold each other’s hand as we made it to the inside of the warm building. It was now 32 degrees out and freezing rain. Sadly we didn’t see a thing climbing that mountain but I think it’s for the best because I don’t know how close that train comes to the edge of the mountain. When we return to the bottom we took the children for ice cream. God bless you Darsey for making it to the top. I think chocolate is a great choice! 🙂

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 19:51 Reply

      OH LORD HAVE MERCY you deserve a medal!!!! Daddy got out of the truck and walked all around at the top but Mummy stayed in the truck with us… it was soooo windy she thought she would be blown off. Daddy told her to go over to the other side where THE COG was located and she said NO… she was about to cry and said her head was about to split open from her headache and she was DONE with this MOUNTAIN DREAM of his and wanted to GO DOWN NOW! 😂😂😂

  • Barb Pesola

    10.08.2019 at 20:47 Reply

    This is where I worked at a summer camp as an RN. Lake Ossipee . I hate those roads (our out west adventures). And I drove them all! 😂 we are from moose country in the UP of Michigan. I’ve seen 2 in 56 years lol

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 21:44 Reply

      TWO?!?!?! In 56 years!!!! I don’t feel like such a failure then! We saw ZERO in two days. 😂😂😂

  • Carol Copeland

    10.08.2019 at 21:54 Reply

    Too bad you didn’t get to see a moose! I saw lots in Alaska. Perhaps that should be your next trip! I don’t think I could’ve driven that road up the mountain. Kudos to Daddy! Love the patches for new harnesses. Maybe with moose material!

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 21:55 Reply

      Yes… little moose! Or little clouds!

  • Faye Lawrence

    10.08.2019 at 22:17 Reply

    MY TUMMY GOT BUTTERFLIES IN IT HEARING ABOUT THAT MT. CLIMB ADVENTURE.

    SORRY ABOUT THE KNOW SHOW MOOSE. BUT CUDDLES THE STUFF MOOSE…

    THEN ENJOY THE CHOCOLATE MICE…WHAT IS THE STORY OF CHOCOLATE MICE?

    DOGGIES CANNOT EAT CHOCOLATE BUT THEY CAN ICE CREAM .. MUMMY IS
    A
    REAL BRAVE MUMMY… I CANNOT WAI TO SEE YOU 4 IN THE NEW HARNESS PATCHES.

    • millie larue

      10.08.2019 at 23:13 Reply

      We will post pics of the cute “chocolate mice.” They are the signature chocolate made by a company that Mummy found in New Hampshire. Soooo cute!

  • Betsy Ann Dressler

    11.08.2019 at 01:39 Reply

    Back in the mid 70’s, for my 21st birthday, my grandmother and I took a bus trip to New England. One of the stops was at the mountain. Because we were with a bus group, we had the opportunity to take a guided drive up the mountain in a JEEP – I loved it – the driver was so cute and funny – he kinda kept an eye on me since I was the youngest on the trip. Loved it, except we had lots of wind and SNOW when we got to the top. I’m so glad you made it to the top – it is an experience.

    • millie larue

      11.08.2019 at 05:12 Reply

      I think that maybe a tour guide in a small jeep Has more practice driving… we were in a HUGE MONSTER TRUCK lolololol But it was an experience that we will all remember for sure! 😂😂😂👍

  • Lynn Davis

    11.08.2019 at 02:19 Reply

    Wow! What an adventure! ❤

    • millie larue

      11.08.2019 at 05:09 Reply

      Whew! It sure was!!! Lol

  • Dianna Reynolds

    11.08.2019 at 02:31 Reply

    I HOPE YOU FOUND THE MICE CANDY. I SURE AGREE W/YOU ON THE RIDE UP, AND DOWN. WOW! THAT WOULD BE PURE STRESS WHEN LOOKING OUT ANY WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE. GLAD YOU ARE ALL SAFE. SOUNDER VERY INTERESTING THO. POOR BABY’S ARE ALL FINE AND SO SWEET. LOVE THEIR PHOTO. LOVE ALL THE PHOTOS.
    BE SAFE. THANK YOU SO MUCH…

    • millie larue

      11.08.2019 at 05:09 Reply

      Yes… the drop-offs were MOSTLY on MUMMY’S side!!!! Lololol

  • Josephine Oliver

    11.08.2019 at 03:07 Reply

    Sounds like a fun beautiful place 💞💞💋💋

    • millie larue

      11.08.2019 at 05:08 Reply

      It was very pretty… but scary getting there!!!

  • Kimberly Mccain

    11.08.2019 at 13:48 Reply

    Mommy is braver then me, I get scared on the mountains in Tennessee lol sorry you didn’t see a moose.. looks beautiful

    • millie larue

      11.08.2019 at 14:17 Reply

      It was a scary drive but the view from the top was really pretty! 🤗

  • Bethe Austin

    11.08.2019 at 17:22 Reply

    Wowza! Wowza!
    Mums says she skied there once, but I cannot imagine hanging out and getting my picture taken there!! You and your Sisters are so brave!
    I am sad to hear you did not see a Moose-😕
    Tee hee, I would have been very happy with ‘fake ‘ one outside of those shoppes- tee hee
    xx-Leetl LuLoo

    • millie larue

      11.08.2019 at 19:39 Reply

      We do love our stuffie moose! Lololol

  • Deb Medlock

    11.08.2019 at 23:48 Reply

    I went to Mt Washington on the clog train it was soooo cold 17 below at the first of oct whew

    • Millie LaRue

      12.08.2019 at 00:58 Reply

      OH MY WORD!!!! That is just waaaay too cold!!!! 😳😳😳❄️⛄️❄️⛄️❄️

  • Susan Thomas

    14.08.2019 at 15:16 Reply

    There is NO WAY I’d survive that trip! I get extreme motion sickness and winding roads make me sick! We used to go swimming and camping at a place called Cowan’s Gap and you had to drive up a mountain to get there on a winding road and every single time I was sick! UGH! nope I couldn’t have done it! awwwwww that’s a shame you didn’t see a Moose! I’d have wanted to see one too! Obviously they didn’t know it was you visiting Millie or they’d have come out to see you!

    • millie larue

      14.08.2019 at 15:29 Reply

      It was a very scary drive and Mummy said she would never do it again! But the view WAS FANTASTIC from The top!

  • Sandy McDonald

    17.08.2019 at 21:44 Reply

    You would have had to knock me in the head with a hammer or totally sedate me to go up that mountain. I think a little bargaining with daddy is in order…like another Paris excursion. Oh, geeze, a bottle of spirits once you got to the bottom for sure. My heart would have stopped.

    • millie larue

      18.08.2019 at 06:11 Reply

      Ohhhh Mummy was gripping the arm rest!!!! And had a terrible headache from
      The stress of it all!!! 😬😬😬

  • Wendy Scoggins

    18.08.2019 at 22:50 Reply

    Well that sounds scary! Not one single moose? 😕

    • Millie LaRue

      19.08.2019 at 15:10 Reply

      Not one single moose! Except thee stuffie moose that Mummy bought us! 😂😂😂

  • Monica Karroum

    25.08.2019 at 20:07 Reply

    Just looking at the video I can guarantee that my dad will never let me drive up to there!! hhahaha You guys are Very Brave!!! KIssesss

    • Millie LaRue

      25.08.2019 at 21:09 Reply

      Yes… listen to your Daddy… DON’T DO IT!!! 😂😂😂

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