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A Bite of Fall: Cider Donuts

A Bite of Fall: Cider Donuts

Apples might be great, but donuts are wicked awesome. So, while some people think that fall isn’t official until they’ve had their first hot (possibly mulled) apple cider, I think fall hasn’t started until I’ve had my first hot cider donuts. Cider donuts have been around for a while, but have only recently become something that people obsess about. And why not? They are little bites of fall that are perfect to munch on while picking pumpkins or apples. There…

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Monarch Migrations

Monarch Migrations

“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” ~George Carlin Humans aren’t the only ones in North America who travel south for the winter. Right now, most of the East Coast is in the midst of a huge migration in preparation for the winter: monarch butterflies. Beginning in September and October, the eastern/northeastern populations travel from Canada all the way down to central Mexico! They will overwinter there, like many other snowbirds, and then start…

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Spooky Boston

Spooky Boston

Spooky.  Probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Boston… Historic? YES. Confusing to drive through? YES. Spooky? Nope…Salem gets that crown. But never fear, Boston has two really unique spooky spots that not a lot of people know about if you are willing to search them out off the beaten path. Warren Anatomical Museum Years ago, putting skeletons and casts of genetic oddities on display was thought of as the normal thing to do….

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The Sunflowers of Newbury

The Sunflowers of Newbury

Sunflowers are one of the last types to bloom and definitely are a herald of summer’s last days. Cooler weather and early sunsets are on their way! Colby Farm in Newbury, MA has been using these beautiful flowers to make a carpet of yellow every fall for the last 12 years. People travel from all over New England and even the Northeast to catch a glimpse of them! Luckily, this year we had a good amount of rain and pleasant…

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Summer Dreams

Summer Dreams

Unlike last year, this summer was cool, a bit rainy, and chock full of activities. This year, we managed to find this amazing fish at an antique shack on the Cape See Botticelli’s Venus Collect more shells that I might know what to do with Countless trips on the ferry to and from work Winning tons of tickets at the local arcade Kayaking a bunch of times throughout the state Hiking even more mountains and surviving 😉 Getting one of…

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Last year, we didn’t get out to kayak at all. The heat was so bad and the timing never worked out. This year, we decided to change that! Since this was our first trip, we decided to do something fairly easy. Luckily, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided us a great place to launch our kayaks from in Newbury, MA: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. There are two different “water trails” laid out in the marsh, both taking between 2…

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Hotel Christian IV

Hotel Christian IV

  Going into our trip to Copenhagen, we were certain of a very few things… We wanted to see a castle We wanted to have a good location for walking the city We did not want to stay in a hostel I know a lot of people looooove staying in hostels for a variety of reasons. You get to meet a lot of other people, they often have organized events, and sometimes have a little cafe or restaurant inside of…

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!! Have fun celebrating tonight, especially if you end up going to Salem, MA! Dry up your tears surviving friends Mourn not for me, but for your sins! Die unto sin, but live to God! The grave must soon be your abode.

The Old Stones of New Salem

The Old Stones of New Salem

While others might go in search of ghosts during the month of October, we usually can be found in other places…though no less spooky: historic burial grounds and cemeteries. Luckily, New England is chock full of old stones!   There are 3 general designs being used during this time period: The winged death’s-head which began as very ornate and then became less elaborate. The winged cherub, which looks like a much more pleasant version of the death’s-head. Finally, somewhere near…

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Autumn Fills the Air

Autumn Fills the Air

Yesterday, we decided to be tourists in our own backyard and join the crowds going to view the beautiful foliage of New Hampshire before it was too late.   We were blown away by the views!     After buying our tickets, we waited in line for only a little bit. There are two tram cars that take 80 people each in a ride that takes about 10 minutes each way to the 4,100-foot summit for views that can’t be beat….

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