2011-06-13 21:44:55.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Summit Museum Attendant
Living in Daytona Beach for the past few years I have experienced quite a few Bike weeks. This weekend was the start of the 2011 Laconia Bike week. Today was the first Ride to the Sky with the Mount Washington Auto Road where the road was only open to bikers. Despite the weather, the summit still saw its fair share visiting the summit. I found it very interesting to hear where they had all traveled from and what their plans were for the week. Some had even been to the Daytona Bike week. They were all very impressed at how amazing the Laconia bike week was shaping up to be. They were all hoping for better weather but were optimistic about Thursday (June 16th) when the second Ride to the Sky will take place. In the mean time, they were all excited to be in New Hampshire and enjoying the beauty.
I must say though, all the talk about the Daytona Bike week really made me miss Florida in a small way. I guess it was meant to be that I am flying to Daytona Wednesday night. I am excited to head down and visit with some friends, see my Great Grandmother, and visit Embry-Riddle. I have a few teachers who are excited to hear about my adventures here on the summit and see some of the pictures I have taken of the clouds. It’s crazy to think that six months ago I was still in school and away from Mount Washington. I am so excited to be working at the observatory a year after I started my first internship.
To all the bikers here for Bike Week, be careful and come visit the summit.
Rebecca Scholand, Summit Museum Attendant