The Mountains Are Calling…

The mountains are calling and I must go.  – John Muir

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For a little while before Honeybean was born, I had believed that we might run out of things to do if we visited New Hampshire too often.

I was wrong.

Another trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and adventures were around every corner.

The weather was a mix of sunny, crisp, autumn chilliness and a touch of gloomy clouds – just enough to make you want to cozy up by the fire.

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We had a blanket of crabapples covering our side yard.  We considered making cider, but instead opted to use the bushel of apples we brought with us to make cobbler.

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Lots of walks through the woods – and thanks to a couple of great finds at some local consignment stores – a new scarf for all that chill in the air, and new side table for a reading spot in the living room.

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The umbrellas are still up in Littleton, and the grist mill has finally reopened as a brewery.

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Schilling Brewery offered up some great Belgian styles in a kitschy atmosphere.  While I miss the Littleton Grist Mill, you can still order their grinds online, and Schilling now offers a new hotspot for the locals (and out-of-towners) to enjoy.

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Excitement abounds in gold and brown!

Meanwhile, back at the cabin…

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The last of the summer flowers were poking around a while longer, while the winter berries started to make their entrance.

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Being in New Hampshire is like stepping into the future for a bit – with New England’s seasons just ahead of ours here in the Mid-Atlantic.

Oh, and the dogs.  It’s their favorite vacation spot, too.

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Don’t be alarmed – they are Dachshunds. Not Dobermans.

As is customary for any vacation, we visited a local winery.  Seven Birches is just a quick 10 minute drive from our cabin.  Their tastings offer over a dozen wines to try – from Cabernet to Pinot Gris to Blueberry – and you select which ones you want with some fun “playing cards.”

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And then, there were pumpkins.  We couldn’t leave without one.

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3 thoughts on “The Mountains Are Calling…

  1. You are a very and I mean VERY excellent writer…I prefer to read your blogs….and the Perfect Parent didn’t do much for me…and no it doesn’t matter the age group for parenting…because my theory is “once a parent, always a parent” and that’s the gift we receive and do not recognize sometimes….anyhow…we can chat…Love Ya….!!

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