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    Wow, great pictures...and a great advertisement for volunteering!!!

    Banjo Chris

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    Nothing describes that Black Forest cake better than...OMG!

    Can't wait to see the next dessert...
    Club Member, Mt Washington Observatory
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    very nice looking food pictures and the others look good also
    i am a Summit Club member
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    If your not a OBS member yet then what are you waiting for

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    Default Monday on the Summit


    Daytrippers Playing in the Wind

    Ernie and I made lunch today for a group of folks who took a day-trip to the summit. They got to ride up in the Bombardier, much the same as edu-trippers, but without the overnight. Conditions allowed them to reach the summit, but visibility was poor as we spent the day in a cap cloud.


    Touring the Summit

    Interestingly, we can look at the web-cams placed around the mountain in such places as Wildcat Ski Area and see that a few hundred feet below us, the sun is shining. Here on the summit we remained in the clouds. Winds today stayed in the 70-80mph range and the visitors got a real taste of what the weather up here can be like.


    They're About 20' Away, So You Can See Visibility Was Poor


    Stage Office in the Fog

    A trip to the top of the observatory tower provided each with a similar experience to what the observers endure each hour as they go up to chip ice and take readings. Afterwards they went out onto the deck to experience the full force of the wind. A short trip around the summit to visit the historic buildings wrapped up the trip.


    Browning the Meat for Geschnezetles

    Lunch consisted of a very thick minestrone, ramen noodles with vegetables and shrimp, and some more of Ernie's specialty: Chocolate Truffles! Dinner tonight consisted of some more of Ernie's exquisite offerings: The appetizer today was: Kaeseschnitten. This is a cheese, egg, milk mix with a peanut butter like consistency spread on toast and baked. Best when fresh out of the oven! Main course was: Geschnezeltes:Similar to beef stroganoff with mushrooms and cream. There was a homemade pasta known as spaetzle (German). For dessert: Another of Ernie's delicious apple pies!

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    Just keeps gettin' better and better!
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    Kevin all of your pictures are fantastic! I could never spend a week on the summit when you two guys were volunteering-I'd come home weighing 300lbs!!!
    And Marty does know how to stare someone down doesn't he!!!
    Thanks for all the wonderful photos.

    ___________

    Anna

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    Dessert: Mile High Apple Pie

    WOW! That pie looks like the mountain, complete with Tuckerman and Huntington! I can even make out where the auto road could be! Anyone else see it?
    ~Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna LeBlanc View Post
    Kevin all of your pictures are fantastic! I could never spend a week on the summit when you two guys were volunteering-I'd come home weighing 300lbs!!!
    And Marty does know how to stare someone down doesn't he!!!
    Thanks for all the wonderful photos.

    ___________

    Anna
    you may eat a lot but you burn it off quick up there trust me
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    Default Tuesday: Last Full Day on the Summit

    I want to thank you all for following along and especially for your kind comments! @Rich- I DO see it!


    Scott Addresses the Daytrippers

    We had guests again today. The day-trip today is known as a "VIP Trip". The folks who came up are major players who are considering giving corporate sponsorship to help support the non-profit Observatory. We needed to impress!


    The Observatory Tower


    Today's View of the Tip-Top House From the Tower


    The Turret and the Instruments


    Some Folks Check Out the Top of New England


    The Sky Cleared Just Long Enough to Have This View From the Tower


    In the Subject of Small Worlds: This Young Observer Grew Up on the Same Street in the Same Town That I Did!


    Shrimp Stir-fry for Lunch= Shiny Happy People!


    And Ernie's Signature Black Forest Cake for Dessert!

    KDT

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    Ernie and Kev, thanks for taking care of the summit crew, Day trippers and VIP guests this week. And a special thanks from Marty, I heard he really enjoyed having you both around.

    Thank you Kevin for taking us along with you this week..it's truly been amazing to read your stories, see your photos. I hope you know how much we all appreciate it.

    See ya at STP.
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