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    Default Madison, NH - Giant rocks and mini trains

    I took a drive over to Madison, NH today to check out the "largest glacial traveler" according to Roadside America (I love having those POI's in my gps)

    Yes, I'm weird, but I do enjoy geology, and this one one massive boulder!

    Here are some photos: http://snipurl.com/4hkl9

    and more info from the wiki: http://snipurl.com/4hklh

    I then drove over to Silver Lake to see if the trains were running (I read about them last year, and was hoping it was still in operation, and it was/is!)

    Today was the last day of the season, no fee (just taking donations, which I of course paid, need to support these little excursion trains) and they were running during the day and then a Halloween train in the evening (poor kids were gonna freeze, it's supposed to drop to 24F tonight)

    Anyway, here are a few shots: http://snipurl.com/4hklt (some of the shots are geocoded, so check on the right of the page, for the "view map" function)

    And info from the wiki: http://snipurl.com/4hkm2

    Enjoy.

    Kirk

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    Wow, that rock is big. It weighs about the same as 1,000,000 household cats.

    On the other hand, that 10-ton locomotive only weighs as much as 2200 cats.
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    I know the Brits use stones for measurement, but I didn't realize we were converting pounds to f.e.'s (feline units)

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    And it's not called 1,000,000 cats, it's called a "catoplex"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    Wow, that rock is big. It weighs about the same as 1,000,000 household cats.

    On the other hand, that 10-ton locomotive only weighs as much as 2200 cats.

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    I went over there a couple of times, and I kept telling Joe he needed to go see this massive thing. He is a procrastinator, so the 2nd time I went, I took pictures of it, but hadn't shown him yet. He looks at yours, and says that's huge!! I said " I told you that you needed to go see it!!" Maybe next time he will listen to me lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsCntry View Post
    I went over there a couple of times, and I kept telling Joe he needed to go see this massive thing. He is a procrastinator, so the 2nd time I went, I took pictures of it, but hadn't shown him yet. He looks at yours, and says that's huge!! I said " I told you that you needed to go see it!!" Maybe next time he will listen to me lol.
    i doubt it
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    Most people have seen and possibly held a cat so I thought it would be a useful conversion. And 1 million is such an easy number to comprehend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    Wow, that rock is big. It weighs about the same as 1,000,000 household cats.

    On the other hand, that 10-ton locomotive only weighs as much as 2200 cats.
    But I have two cats, one weighs 17 pounds and the other is only 11 pounds, which one do I multiply by 20,000 to get the weight of the boulder???

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    And Kurt, I love your shot # 14 with all of those urgent warning signs to keep away, then there is photo #15, clearly taken well beyond those warning signs

    Danger, Danger, Dr. Smith !!!

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    Those signs were just for the haunted train ride

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