Answers to the guessing game:
1. Mt. Monadnock, New Hampshire
2. Outdoor mass at St. Peter’s Festival in Gloucester, Massachusetts
3. The view from Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec
(More posts on #2 and #3 to come later)
Mt. Monadnock is the 2nd most climbed mountain in the world (#1 is Mt. Fuji, if you’re curious), and there were definitely a lot of people there. We picked a fairly quiet trail though. M walked off the mountain with 3 ticks on his legs and I had more mosquito bites than I could count.
We decided to cut our trip short and get ice cream instead of camping in the mosquito infested bog.
But first a stop at this swimming hole (above) to cool off and remove the ticks, then a stroll through small town New Hampshire (below).
We finished our Memorial Day at the Cathedral of the Pines, a breathtaking outdoor cathedral for meditation and worship in the mountains.