Once we got to the top of the mountain, we spent a little while at the observation tower. From the top, there are amazing views of Boston and the Harbor Islands. It was particularly stunning with the leaves being so colorful.
Then we had some time to explore the bridge and area around the observation tower. There were lots of fun things to look at (and climb on). We spent some time looking for evidence of weather. We found rustling leaves and blowing branches. We also found puddles from the rain last night. There was also an incident of a hat blowing off a head and getting stuck in a tree!
After that we went over to the Weather Observatory. We got to learn about how they used to use giant kites to fly weather equipment high up into the atmosphere. They used those tools to find out about the temperature, atmospheric pressure, and humidity of the upper stratosphere. Mr. McCasland was full of so much interesting information!
After lunch, we got to go into the observatory. We saw meteorologists at work; using barometers, thermometers, hygrometers, and anemometers.
We had such an amazing trip!!