Camping/Hiking 101

In addition to the tourist attractions, my sister’s visit to NH included a little of what J and I do regularly … camping and hiking. I had taken my nephew Bones “camping” in his backyard once, but for everyone else, this was pretty much a first. Truth be told, J and I were more worried…

Details

The Perfect Form of BC

How do you parents do it? Seriously? How? How? How? Am I asking too many questions? Because everything that comes out of my 7-year-old nephew’s mouth is a question? We just spent 3 days with my sister and her family (QuickQuestion, Yankee, Bones & CurlyLocks) and now we need 3 days of recovery! This is…

Details

Numero 95

J and I enjoy living in NH more and more every day, so I was pleased to see my opinion validated when Concord made the 2009 Best Places to Live list. Of the 1,800+ towns (populations from 8,500 to 50,000) evaluated in the report, Concord was numero 95.

Now this is summer …

J & I just got back today from a 3-day kayak/camping trip to Squam Lake in NH with DogLovers and UncleSlickG. It was fantabulous!!!This is a trip we attempted to do last year, but were thundered/rained out. Surprisingly, not this year!! We only had rain Saturday night. When you have a good tent and rainfly,…

Details

The bell tolls …

37 times at 8am and 19 times at noon. Anyone know the significance of that? Back in May, J and I started hearing church bells. We put two and two together and realized they were coming from our Catholic Church across the street–the church where Eugene Levy is the pastor. How nice, we thought, they…

Details

Hell froze over

What did you do for Independence Day? Did you help your husband with his big community event that required manual labor, willingness to get up close and personal with garbage and about 20 hours of your time?? I did! I did! Though it was all tiring, I’m not complaining really. J does a great job…

Details

J & P’s B&B

After J’s mom left on Tuesday, more visitors came on Wednesday! Seriously, this is great practice for the B&B we hope to open someday … TheHoss returned to NH for Jimmy Buffet take 2. There were many differences this year compared with last year. For one, the Hoss brought his GF, Accessory. He also didn’t…

Details

Who needs sunshine?

Despite the threat of rain all weekend, J and I decided we desperately needed some QT with nature, so we opted for an easy paddle on Saturday at Hopkinton Lake & Stumpfield Marsh. It was marvelous. I think Mother Nature and I have kissed and made up. Okay, maybe not. Sunday was supposed to be…

Details

Until next season …

Indoor soccer has ended for us until the fall. It’s bittersweet because I love playing, but it’s summer (supposedly!) and it just doesn’t make sense to spend time indoors. We ended up with a decent record, considering with how we started last fall. We played 4 sessions and so we’ve lost and gained many teammates.…

Details

Summer indeed

The weather may not show it, but one thing that tells me it’s summer in New England … lobsters!!! Last night, J & I got lobsters for dinner. We were out on our monthly shopping trip (food bill=$75, gotta love coupons), and had to stop at a different store for one food item. It’s the…

Details

Paradise Lost

We expect Mother Nature to change around the furniture in her room once in awhile, but I am still sad to hear that Havasupai Canyon was hit hard. The popular backpacker’s destination west of Grand Canyon National Park just reopened since major floods wreaked havoc last August and the buzz is not good. Oh, and…

Details

The Sucky Tray

I’m sorry to report an epic fail at the Tricky Tray. It all started when we got kicked out in the first 5 minutes. Because of Hallmark4Ever’s 9-month old. Me & GoodEgg4ever after a nice stroll at Horseshoe Lake, some old stomping grounds. I specifically called and asked if babies were welcome. “Yes, of course.…

Details

Tricky Trays

My list of the things I strongly dislike about NJ is far too long, so instead, here are some of the things I DO like about my home state (besides friends and family):PizzaDeli BagelsCheese Gravy Fries24-hour DinersJersey shore/boardwalk (this is 50/50 for me – it was fun when I was young)Having gas pumped for you…

Details