More Bacon Than Onions
Published on June 2, 2013 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about my Memorial Day weekend, which started off cold and dreary but finished rather nicely.

Here's an excerpt:

"I spent Memorial Day weekend in New Hampshire.

Before I went, I put a good deal of thought into packing my suitcase.

I was only going to be away for three days, but the somewhat grim and unpredictable weather forecast forced me to plan for a wide range of conditions.

Would it rain for three straight days? Would it be cold? Would it be warm? Should I bring both sandals and sneakers and hiking boots? Should I bring multiple fleeces and thick woolen socks? Would a winter hat and gloves be necessary?

I answered yes to all of these questions, which made for a very full suitcase. I looked like I was leaving on a weeklong vacation.

The temperature dropped steadily as I headed northeast on Saturday, dipping to 38 degrees as I drove over Hogback Mountain, a 2,400-plus foot peak in southern Vermont. Gloomily, I wondered whether it would snow. The rain that had awoken me earlier in the day showed no signs of letting up. Strong gusts of wind shook the trees and the American flags displayed for the holiday. Most cars had their headlights on because of the increasingly dark skies."

Click here to read the whole thing.


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