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Fish that Marc and his dad (and guide) caught

Fish that Marc and his dad (and guide) caught

Our week in New Hampshire was not as productive as we were hoping but we did get to see a lot of the state.  Past trips to the condo were usually in the winter so now we were able to explore the local area in a new season.  Some of our adventures included:

Walker Farm Dairy – Squash, eggplant and zucchini were purchased here along with ice cream made from the farm’s cows.  I fed the goats and the whole clan went on a tractor ride through the farm where various inquiries were made (e.g., “Do you receive subsidies from the government?”).

Fishing – I didn’t go but Marc and his dad brought their catch home for the best dinner of the week!

Hiking Mount Washington – Marc already mentioned this hike but I have to say the mountain kicked my butt. Ascending 4200 feet in a few hours was not an easy task and I couldn’t walk without cringing in pain for two days.  I’ve heard all the weather related stories about Mt. Washington but we couldn’t have asked for a better day to hike as there was hardly a cloud in the sky.

Newfound Lake Boat Tour – The Newfound Lake Region Association provides a free educational boat tour that we took advantage of Sunday morning.  Despite the cool weather, it was nice to be out on the water and we learned a lot about lake stewardship and hydrology!  The highlight was watching a bald eagle fly above us, which was photographed by a fellow tourer (check out the photo he sent us).  It made me wish we had our camera and telephoto lens, too.  The eagle landed on a tree directly in front of us for a few minutes before flying away.

In between working and having some fun we did finish a handful of tasks. Our current status consists of 65 completed tasks and 23 remaining.  To avoid being hit with a big fine from the DC DMV we need to register the car in MA and mail back the DC tags, something we had planned to delay until we were back.  To anyone in the DC area watch out when you change your mailing address.  Despite filling the form out and receiving confirmation of the change, the US postal system didn’t notify our carrier. Ahhh!!



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