Wordless Wednesday: Flying Giants

Wordless Wednesday: Flying Giants

Wordless Wednesday: Massachusetts State House

Wordless Wednesday: Massachusetts State House

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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#Take12Trips

#Take12Trips

A few people have been posting about the new travel challenge to #Take12Trips in 2016. As I am currently down with a wicked cold or mild flu, this is the perfect time to distract myself with our future plans for the year 🙂 Unfortunately, we aren’t able to take a trip each month due to the fact that our work schedules are so hard to sync. I work Sunday through Thursday, Eric has a “regular” work schedule something I haven’t…

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2016 Adventures: Conquering the Canyon

2016 Adventures: Conquering the Canyon

One of the most fun and unique things that we are doing this year will be hiking the Grand Canyon with the Team in Training group for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. This will be my second trip to the Grand Canyon. I had the great luck of being required to go there for work training (really sad, I know! haha). Eric will be experiencing it the first time, which will be a treat to see. Since we are going with…

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America’s Best Idea

America’s Best Idea

Did you know that this year marks the 100th birthday of what is considered America’s best idea? The National Park Service will turn 100 years young on August 26 and is celebrating this year with programs, special events, and lots of cake. While many people believe that there are only the 59 “National Parks,” in reality there are many many more UNITS of the system. There are 409 units of the National Park Service from Acadia National Park in Maine,…

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Water, water everywhere…

Water, water everywhere…

The other day at work, a person asked me if the water coming out of the water fountain was filtered. I was taken aback for a moment before I remembered that so many places in the world do not have good tasting water even with filtration. Boston, however, is incredibly lucky in terms of our favorite beverage (no it isn’t beer! haha) In recent taste and quality tests, Boston’s water has scored either in the top or as the best…

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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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