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 :)
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 :)
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...
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.
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...