September 8, 2017

Fishing for clams

Two weeks ago we still had a glorious summer vacation. It was time for sleeping in, almost no schedule ( especially during the last two weeks ) and the promised clam fishing. We had to wait for a low tide.
The weather was splendid, so I took a book, a camera, Frisbee disc ( for later ) and joined the fishermen crew :)

We have managed to make a clam chowder from the gathered clams; Jacob and Andrzej caught enough of them :)


September 1, 2017

The cabin


The cabin was as vintage as the cars and gas station. The last one of ten that was original built in 1940s.
Old but well maintained.
After the initial "omg I forgot how small it is and there are five of us", we settled down and got used to quite quickly. There was one complain though; the owner had way, way too many articles in his cabin; too many towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, books, games,  pots, cups and endless cleaning supplies.
All of those very unnecessary things took a lot of space which meant that our belongings had to stay in suitcases and bags.
Nevertheless we liked it, and if we were on the market to buy a cabin I wouldn't mind getting such one :)
On the last day on the lake it was raining. Not the Harvey rain, but it lasted all day long. I can only imagine how horrible the rain might sound to the good Texans now :(

We stayed in the cabin most of the day with a break for library in town and pizza. Andrzej braved out and went for swim/sauna/swim/sauna/swim/sauna adventure and he liked it quite much :)

Later we said good bye with tears from Kubus who gets attached very quickly to new places. Fortunately the thought of getting home and playing with his favorite lego, put a smile on his face.
Until next year :)


August 29, 2017


On the way between Zuzia's camp and our lake cabin we have encountered a few vintage gas stations. If I could put in the child's description I would have said that they were adorable; colorful, well polished and with a shine. They were interesting to look and to snap a few pics. And for those who know me it was quite obvious that I want to stop and look at them.
I enjoy old, "archaic" looking things, ( no surprise that archives class was my favorite one in college ) even though I have yet to own one :) One of those days...

August 27, 2017

A little bit of hiking

We enjoyed the time at the lake for a lot of different reasons and one of them was hiking!
Few trips, nothing special, enough to enjoy the views of the lakes and stretch the legs.
NH has a multitude of great hikes suitable for everyone.
Of course we can't compare it to our Mount Washington hike with Kubus three years ago; it was wonderfully exhausting and still on my list to do with all of our children on their own legs, but I don't see it coming any time soon. They need to mature to make that ambitious decision. However I firmly believe in the power of genes and I think our kids have "it" in them.
But for now we settle for whatever we can, if it means an hour and a half of an easy climb.



August 25, 2017

Our lake getaway

The story in pictures might be just an excuse for not having much desire to write:)
The Lake Winnipesaukee was lovely as always and every time we come I am more and more drawn to that place. We could get ourselves the cabin on the lake but after thinking it over it is not practical. At least not yet.
I am just beginning to show off what I have captured, so the story will continue...