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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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Fall River Historical Society

Fall River Historical Society

Just in time for Lizzie Borden’s birthday, we took a trip to Fall River to see some history related to the case. Trying to avoid the heat of the city, we drove down to Fall River in search of cooler breezes and spooky history at the Lizzie Borden House. Getting there was very easy, but upon arrival, there was no one to give the tour and the price totally turned us off. Not only that, some other people wrote in…

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The Inn at Ellis River

The Inn at Ellis River

We have had a relatively snowless winter in New England, and we were interested to see what we could do in the Jackson/North Conway area with little snow on the ground. We had thought about taking the SnowCoach up Mt. Washington to see the mountain in winter, but that activity wasn’t possible during our trip. Luckily, the BnB where we were staying offered plenty to do during our weekend away. The Inn at Ellis River is located in Jackson, NH,…

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Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

What a year it has been!   Between the record snows of February curtailing almost ANY travel, even to the grocery store, to my first attempt at a ropes course and chasing fall foliage throughout New England, it was a great year. It saw us attempt (and successfully complete) our first ever 2 country trip (with plans to go back!!) and use our local beaches on an almost weekly basis. 2015 was pretty darn great. 2016, though, should be amazing….

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The Buttonwood Inn

The Buttonwood Inn

Overlooking several mountains that make for wonderful hiking and skiing, the North Conway area is rife with places to dine and stay a week or a weekend.  We fought the Boston traffic for several hours to spend a weekend at the Buttonwood Inn.     Our room consisted of a huge sleeping area and a sitting area with its own gas powered fireplace.  The hardwood furniture and blonde plank hardwood floor created an airy ambiance that was inviting and relaxing…

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Last hike of 2015

Last hike of 2015

We were lucky enough the other day to be able to get one last mountain hike in before 2015 came to a close at Kearsarge North in North Conway. Peaking out at 3,268 feet, it isn’t high enough to be a 4,000 footer but has a really steep climb in the middle. One of the newest experiences that we had on this hike was a large amount of ice along the route! Oddly enough, most of the ice was shaped…

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