Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Hampshire, the great outdoors

It's a bit chilly in the North East this time of year, but that didn't keep us from enjoying the outdoors. Crisp air, blue skies, and plenty to behold. One early morning we managed to pry ourselves out of our cozy little bed, bundle up, and go for a leisurely run. Side bar: I actually really enjoy exercising on vacation. This totally sikes BD out because in our usual day-to-day I'm not great at early morning anything, let alone exercising. After 7 years of marriage, I still like that I can throw him a curve ball every now and then.
One afternoon we loaded up the kayak's and ventured to nearby Bear Camp Pond. We were the only ones on the water that day and had the entire pond to ourselves. Once we finally got the hang of paddling with some amount of confidence that we wouldn't tip over we exhausted ourselves chasing one another around every corner of the pond. It was beautiful beyond words.

On another day we loaded Morse into the car with us and set out to find the Wentworth Trail to hike Mount Israel. Morse turned out to be the most fantastic hiking companion. When he was on the leash he would literally pull us up the mountain like a train. When off the leash he would run ahead to investigate the unknown trail and then run back and wag his tail frantically for us to hurry up already. The trees and foliage on the way up were breathtaking and the panoramic from the top awarded views of Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, and the White Mountains. Once again, we were the only one's on the mountain that day.


Two Wheeler said...

Best weekend ever!

Marriott + Ali said...

oh my gosh that looks fun! How did you stop BD from trying to bring that gorgeous dog home...cause I know he would have tried.
You two city folk look right at home out there in the outdoors! :)

marta said...

hello gina.. i am so happy to have met you! you and your sisters are an adorable group. i love these beautiful vacation photos, wow. seriously so picturesque.. and that hat is just too cute. glad you made the most of your autumn season!

p.s. don't worry.. we're still renting and we've been outta school for a couple years! yikes.

Elizabeth Madsen said...

Love, love, love all the pictures of your amazing trip! It looks heavenly. :)

mrs. farlanderz said...

what a perfect fall trip!
so... next fall how bout heading out to halifax?

..M.. said...

cute pictures! love the ones on the canoes