I've been away from the blog for a few days, traveling this past weekend throughout New England. One of our stops was in the city of Portsmouth, NH, which is one of my favorite places to visit in New England. This downtown is alway bustling with activity, no matter what time of day, or day of the week.
Food trucks are quite the thing these days, and have become very elaborate. Just about any type of food imaginable these days can be bought from a truck. This one featured gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches along with various mac 'n cheese dishes. I'm not sure which wine being offered would go best with mac 'n cheese though.
Every fall, my favorite Connecticut winery, Jonathan Edwards hosts a two-day harvest festival with, music, plenty of food, crafts, and of course, their wine. Every year it seems to get more popular and attracts a pretty large crowd.
In answer to a question posed by a follower of mine on a previous post, the Mystic River Bridge is a bascule bridge. Each of the concrete counterweights weighs about 209 tons, which only partially offsets the weight of the approximately 600 ton weight of the main span. Lifting the bridge requires two, 1400 lb, 40 horsepower direct current electric motors. During the season it raises at 40 minutes past the hour, as shown here.
When lowered, the bridge carries close to 12,000 vehicles a day, traveling on US 1, across the Mystic River. It is quite the tourist attraction in Mystic, and as longtime followers of this blog know, a favorite subject of mine to photograph when in Mystic.