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Driving the Mt. Washington Auto Road

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"It belongs to the mountain." There are many things I will remember about the day I drove myself and my three grandchildren up the Auto Road to the Mt. Washington summit. But the most memorable is that statement made by my 5-year old grandson.
I always wanted to drive up the Auto Road and show my 3 oldest grandchildren (ages 7, 5 and 2½ yrs) the views from the summit. My husband was out of town on a golfing trip with his buddies so I took that opportunity to make the drive. Plus, the tollbooth fee at the Auto Road of $37 is a lot better than the Cog's $110 price tag.
I had my daughter pack cold weather clothing for the grandkids, just in case. I checked the weather report on the Mt. Washington Observatory website the night before and on the morning of the drive. The rains would hold off and so I packed my pickup and loaded the kids in. As we pulled out of our driveway, I yelled, "Mt. Washington, here we come!" All three giggled in excitement.
With two (bathroom) …