More Summer Lodging

The Lodge has been getting plenty of use this summer.  My parents were up for 2 weeks at the beginning of August.  For one of those weeks, we had Eli and Aaron stay with them.  Also, on one of the weekends Lisa and Evren came up.

On the weekend we checked out the Reklis Brewery in Bethlehem.  This place was awesome!  They had really good live music, great beer and food, and lawn games.  We’re very excited to have found this place, it’s only 15 mins from the Lodge.

Another new Brewery opened up even closer (10 mins) in downtown Franconia, called the Iron Furnace Brewery.  They had just opened and things were still in the works (i.e. didn’t seem to have the waitstaff yet, still some construction), but the whole family had a great time and the beer and food was awesome.  We are especially excited about Iron Furnace because we have to drive by it on our way home skiing.  I guess we’ll have to stop in for some Apres Ski!  We’re very pumped to now have 3 awesome breweries within about a 15 min drive from the lodge.

Besides checking out Iron Furnace, this past weekend we hiked the Sugarloaf’s.  These are a relatively small (2500’ish) couple mountains just west of Bretton Woods, with the trailhead at the Zealand campground area.  The kids all did great and there were some pretty awesome panoramic views on Middle Sugarloaf.

On the drive home we hit up Enzo’s for an early dinner then Chutter’s afterwards for a treat.  We are starting to get a routine up in the North Country.

More Lodging and Slinky the Snake

It seems like everyone is loving the lodge these days.  We had a surprise visitor in our house, a giant snake that we named Slinky.  Michele spotted him in a crack in our ceiling on our way out the door a couple weeks ago.  I totally freaked out and we weren’t able to get him out of the way.  Since then we haven’t seem him so I’m guessing he got bored and left.

This past weekend we headed up to the Lodge.  We hosted the Holman’s.

On Saturday we did a hike up Bald Mountain with a loop over to Artist’s Bluff.  This was our first time up Bald Mountain and we were impressed with the views and fun scrambling at the top.  The overall hike was probably around 2 miles and everyone had a blast.

In the afternoon we went to the Lisbon Community Swimming Pool to cool off.  This place rocks.  The pool is brand new, huge, and usually empty.

On Sunday AM we went to the Windy Ridge Orchard in Haverhill to go blueberry picking.  The blueberries were perfectly ripe and we got a huge bounty.  The kids had a blast, especially when they got to eat the apple cider donuts at the end.

In the afternoon the Holman’s headed home and we met my parents at the Lodge.  They are staying up there for vacation for 2 weeks.  After visited we headed home and had Enzo’s for dinner and ice cream for desert since it was Tommy’s birthday.