Vacation Part 1: The best views

Let’s take a little break from exercise.  Go ahead, sit down on that couch, and I’ll tell you all about my vacation.  This recap is going to come in a three part installment.  Our first stop was North Woodstock, New Hampshire.  Every time I tell people we went here they say, “Oh…were you visiting family?”  Which really means, “Why the hell would you go there?”  But it was actually really nice.

We stayed at the Wilderness Inn.  If you ever find yourself in North Woodstock (you know, visiting relatives), I would definitely recommend staying there.  It was perfectly quaint and cozy, just as a bed and breakfast should be.  The owners were super friendly and gave us great recommendations on what to do while we were there.

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Wilderness-Inn-Room

The first day we were there we went to the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park.  That’s all I’m really going to say about that, because I think the pictures speak for themselves.

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Is that a gorgeous view or what?  Yes, I am referring to my ass.

Flume-Gorge-Walkway

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Flume-Gorge-Falls

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I’ve always wondered why people buy hiking boots.   Now I know.  For mud.  Our second day in White Mountain National Forest was spent “hiking”.  By hiking I really mean traversing the obstacle course of a path that led to Arethusa Falls.  My jeans barely survived and my shoes didn’t.  Seriously.  I need new shoes now.

(This picture is really just to say that I was, in fact, there.)

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Shoes: A small price to pay for this view.

Arethusa-Falls

Still, we decided to check out the scenery via the car on day three.

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If you are like me you will assume a place named, “Sandwich Creamery,” sells sandwiches and dairy products.  But you would be wrong.  It was located in the town of Sandwich and sold only dairy products.  Specifically, homemade ice cream.

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Sandwich-Creamery-ice-cream

Stay tuned for Part 2!

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9 thoughts on “Vacation Part 1: The best views

  1. I’ve never heard of this place before but it sounds amazing! And I have totally stolen that photo of the waterfall and sent it to my sister in an effort to entice her to visit again 🙂

  2. WOW, those falls are BEAUTIFUL. My parents are always going to off-the-wall places for vacation too. They don’t like the tourist-beaten path. They’re somewhere in Wisconsin (I think) this week. Last year I believe it was Indiana.

  3. Just saw the link to this post. I lived about 30 min away from the Flume prior to moving to CA. Love how lush and green it is up there. This seemed like a great vacation! But you’re right – you can’t go back to that time in your life, even if you can go back to the same place…

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