I flew back to NH in the beginning of July. I was really looking forward to this summer, I had many visits with friends and family scheduled. Actually, I had only 4 days unscheduled for the whole five weeks I am here! So many fun things to do, so little time!
My mother has been getting really active and adventurous. Once I had made it from Turkey to Boston, then Boston to New Hampshire, she asked me if I wanted to do something fun that weekend. My brother was away on a cruise to Alaska with all of my cousins, so it would just be the two of us. I was game, so we went up to North Conway on an outdoorsy adventure.
Pumpkin, the family dog, came too. First we went mountain biking at the trails at Echo Lake Park. It was great, there were these narrow trails all through the woods. At the end, we went down to the beach to relax.
The next day we drove up to Jackson to visit my mom’s “God Parents”. They are always fun, and we love spending time with them. Freddy, the God Father, is this incredible diminutive man, who until he broke his hip last winter, could probably out-hike or out-ski you, even though he is in his early eighties. On the way to our visit we stopped at Black Cap Mountain, and did a quick hike.
For a short hike, Black Cap has some beautiful views.
After our visit, we went up to Cathedral ledge, a beautiful spot, and one very popular with rock climbers. There were men and women scattered all over the rock face that day.
The view of Echo Lake from Cathedral ledge.
After our visit, we stopped for the short hike to Diana’s Bath, a series of waterfalls and a popular swimming hole
The last day we went to the bike paths that run along the old rail tracks from Northern NH into Maine. We biked along the rails into Maine, and then came back and did a bit of shopping in North Conway.
Our visit to North Conway was very fun. I love Turkey but I do miss New England quite a bit, with the hiking,and biking and kayaking and skiing and snow-shoeing. I have been able to do everything but the winter sports since I have gotten here. There will be more belated posts coming on that soon! The summer has been beautiful here so far, and I am working on enjoying every minute I can until I leave.