This past weekend, I attended a Family support conference in northern New Hampshire. I wanted to give you a short picture tour of what I saw along the way.
When you drive in New Hampshire, you see mountains. They hug the roads, they hug you. Mountains are what I miss most when I travel out in the “flat lands.”
We have an amusement park in New Hampshire called Storyland. With 6 kids we never made it to Disney Land but we did manage to make it to Storyland every summer. It is hands down one of my favorite places – clean, safe, and tons of fun. The park is not open yet but I sent these photos home and my kids went nuts.
At Storyland there is something called Grandfather Tree – kids love it. Parents get sick of the knocking and musical songs that come from it pretty darn quickly (but we patiently put up with it for the little ones.)
This is the view from my hotel room. Yes, that’s snow. Have I told you I live in New Hampshire?
On the way home, I stopped by a place where when we vacationed with the kids, we would pick up Apple Cider doughnuts for breakfast. This is what I brought home from the weekend – again the kids went nuts.
While driving home, I saw that several people had pulled over to the side of the road. That can only mean one thing. And that one thing was this:
I stayed and watched this beauty for about 20 minutes before she strode off into the woods.
I also passed what was once called the Mount Washington Hotel, is now called The Omni Mount Washington Resort, but what will always be the “NH’s Shining” to me.
And this is why New Hampshire is called the Granite State. That’s solid rock up there (which gives me so much respect for the people who built the roads through these mountains.)
It was a terrific weekend, lots of fun, and very informative, but when you have this waiting for you, it’s just not tough to come back home to the nest.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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