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... town. We’re well on our way to a selection of hikes that we can do on busy weekends. Today, we 've added another to our list.
Oliverian Brook Trail was music to our ears. We walked along side the brook that was peppered with big boulders, well more like humongous boulders, ...
... my keyboard!
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Only time for a brief getting-to-know you, when the it flies off and out of sight
I wonder what it would feel like, to embody being that leaf
Flying and somersaulting through the air
Or being the air that creates waves in space and supports the leaf –
Curious what it would be to not think about or engage my mind
But allowing myself to connect to that part of me, my essence, ...
... into New Hampshire, where they pay less tax! There are summer camps everywhere along the route, hence the musical title. Though it had rained heavily in the night, the morning was bright and sunny again as we cruised through Bethlehem (nope, it's true) and Twin Mountain. Our first port of call was the Silver Cascade, literally at the side of the highway in the Crawford Notch State Park. Steph, now growing in confidence with her new phone/camera, ...
... not. It was quite narrow and steep and years ago I was downright terrified and unable to do a drive like this myself but now I just breath and focus and white knuckle it and I can do it. Mom was a bit outwardly panicked as we went further up and the drop offs became steeper and the road more narrow. Finally I had to tell her to stop freaking me out because I was freaking out inside and she was making it worse with all her sounds of terror ...
... climb to gather up our gear and come back down.
The next day it rained the entire day, so Ben and I drove around to view the leaves and we drove to three covered bridges in the area. I never realized that covered bridges were quite the attraction. I actually still have no idea why covered bridges were constructed...I mean, do any of you know why people decided that it made sense to cover a bridge? (Maybe I ought to google it...)
On Wednesday, the rain ...