We’ve just got back from a Memorial Day weekend short break in the White Mountains. The place we stayed was pretty plush and pretty much empty due to the earlyness of the season I guess. In some ways it was just like bank holiday weekends in England - we drove north for several hours, had lots of rain and ended up in a curry house. In others ways it was totally unlike bank holidays in England - no traffic jams, all the tourist stuff was shut (I suspect these two are linked) and, rather than walking, we drove to the top of a mountain. BTW, I realize that driving up a mountain is totally lame but I have a pregnant wife and a 3 year old son as an excuse.