Quick trip to New Hampshire

For my mom’s birthday I treated her to concert tickets. The concert was in New Hampshire, so Teddy and I decided to take advantage of that opportunity and spend the day hiking in some beautiful weather.

 

We hiked Pact Monadnock – an easy, relaxed hike that was just what we were looking for that day. The weather has started to get quite cold so we didn’t want a long trek, but enough to get the blood flowing. This was perfect. It only took us about 1.5 hours to make it to the top and we were treated to beautiful views. We could even see the Boston skyline – how cool is that?!

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After our hike we headed into Peterborough, where the concert was located. We met my family for dinner before heading over to the theater. We were treated to an awesome night of music from Le Vent du Nord, a band from Quebec. It brought back memories of my time living in Montreal, that’s for sure.

The band has amazing energy, and they played several pieces from their new album, Tetu. I was also lucky enough to win a copy of it! Weird and random, but I’ve been listening to the album in my car ever since and have been loving it! I’m already looking forward to the next time they’re in New England.

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Camping in Conway, New Hampshire

Teddy and I spent the weekend camping in beautiful Conway, NH. We lucked out with the weather – initially we had planned to go last weekend but the impending rain deterred us. I’m glad we held off – the weather was wonderful!

After arriving early on Saturday morning, we met up with our friends (they arrived Friday evening) and played a few rounds of games before heading out for a hike. North Conway is conveniently located at the base of the White Mountains so we had loads of beautiful hikes within 20 minutes!

We decided to hike Kangamangus , a relaxed 3 mile hike. Though at times strenuous, the hike overall was relaxed but afforded incredible views! Teddy and Tom loved playing in the rocks and Tina and I held down the fort on the trail.

There were two main lookout points, both with stunning views.

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We eventually headed back down the loop and went back to the car. Overall, a beautiful afternoon!

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After returning to the campsite we played a few rounds of Set before diving into dinner preparations. We capped off the evening feast by heading to the campground’s ice cream social before building a lovely fire. We even tried out a rainbow stick which turned the fire into crazy colors. Whoooo chemistry! We had a blast with this.

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Sunday morning started with another lovely meal and then we went on a float down the Saco river. Again a 3 mile adventure, but this time the float moved a little slowly. At times the water was so low we had to slosh down! Regardless, it was a very relaxing afternoon and it was fun to be out in the sun!

After quickly cleaning off we headed back to Cambridge. Another fast summer weekend, in the books. 

Katherine and Drew get married!

Katherine and Drew got married! I met Katherine when playing soccer in elementary school, and she and Drew started dating when we were all in high school. He asked her out with Dwarfish (LOTR…) and the rest was history. It was an absolutely beautiful wedding and I was so happy to be a part of it.

The ceremony was held in a studding church in western Massachusetts. Though initially I thought the location was surprising, Katherine was the 6th generation in her mother’s family to get married in that church. How amazing!

The ceremony was traditional, but the bride and groom managed to put their own twist on it was a sneaky exit song – the theme from Star Wars. Nice job, guys!

 

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The reception was at the beautiful Salem Cross Inn on a lovely afternoon. The weather was stunning, and we enjoyed a cocktail hour outside in the garden.

 

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Lots of catching up with high school friends – we’re scattered all over the country now, so it was great to see everyone!

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After playing some yard games we headed inside for the reception. The space was beautiful, and very to the taste of the bride and groom. I loved it!

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After some very thoughtful speeches and a very tasty meal, we danced the night away. I had a blast!

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Congratulations again to Katherine and Drew!

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