As the aerial tram car ascended into the cloud cover the driver announced, “Welcome to the cloud – this is where you store your photos.”
Once a year, on a day with horrible weather, I take the tram up Cannon Mountain. I like it cold and cloudy but I have also experienced it bright and snowy. The top of Cannon Mountain is a lot of fun in good weather but I feel that it is best experienced in the clouds. There is something amazing about being in the clouds as they blow past you and obscure the view.
Cannon Mountain Tips
I love taking the tram up to the top of Cannon on the last weekend of the season in October because the top is often covered in snow.
The tram car swings at the first support tower which is my favorite.
You can allegedly see all the way to Canada from the top on a clear day. Clear days are lame.
On this edition of GordonGoes, I find myself on top of a lookout tower in a state park in Newport, Rhode Island.
I don’t know the history of this state park but I do know it contains a beautiful destroyed horse barn that makes for great ruin porn and has incredible ocean breezes.
On the day that I visited it was around 90 degrees outside but a mysterious fog was blowing in from the harbor which made the heat tolerable and the ruins even spookier than usual. If you are in Rhode Island, I highly recommend visiting Newport and Brenton State Park.
10,000 years ago, when I was younger and thin, I was the worst kind of provincial art whore. Truth. Thanks to my innate Episcopalian ability to manipulate loopholes, I found myself in Bilbao for a six-month study abroad program to learning Basque. Bai! While there, I tried to visit the Guggenheim Bilbao as much as possible and it was where I learned to truly love conceptual art. My Spanish roommates used to make fun of me for my visits to the Guggenheim and say that the Guggenheim NYC looked a toilet bowl and the Guggenheim Bilbao what you would put in it.
It was only recently that I finally got to visit the Guggenheim New York City and I kind of agree, it does look like a toilet bowl.