Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade - my 70th and taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Monday, June 28, 2021

A Visit from Family

My youngest sister Marie and her husband Scott came last Wednesday for a three day visit.  How wonderful was that?  Extremely wonderful!  She was the first of either of our extended families to visit us in our new state.

The first night we took a hike before sunset to the Top of the World to watch the sunset.

On Thursday Dan accompanied them on a bike ride, renting bikes in Lebanon and riding the Northern rail trail, with lunch on their return leg.

Dan and Scott on the trail along Mascoma Lake.

Friday we drove to Mt. Ascutney to hike to the top after driving most of the way on a narrow bumpy road.

That's me hiking at my slow and steady pace.

Of course the granddaughters spent lots of time at our house because they couldn't get enough of Marie and Scott.

Saying good bye early Saturday morning was tough but they promised to return.  They rated our bed and breakfast (lunch and dinner) accommodations as superb.

Dan and I on the porch of our home. We had the lemon meringue pie I made on Thursday in the front yard because the deck is all torn up.

And yes the contractors came.  Wednesday the carpenters working on the clapboard and deck were there till dinner time. Thursday the barn guy came and again on Friday and worked until dusk. Friday also the tree guys came and limbed up the hemlock and spruces that line out driveway.  Everyone took it all in stride.

More posts to come on what's been happening around here.


Tom said... certainly live in a beautiful spot!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like your pace and will stay with you on the hike! heehee! Sounds like a wonderful visit! And it's nice to get so much done around your house too. Take care!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It sounds as though everyone had a great time The flowers on your porch look amazing.

Anvilcloud said...

That seemed like a very vigorous visit.

Fun60 said...

You just knew the workmen would come when you had visitors. Looks like you had a great time with your sister and family.

Vicki Lane said...

Exciting when the contractors finally show up!

Silver in AZ said...

Hi Marcia, I'm back! And congrats on your move, and having family visit. I was right there with you, moving to a new state for retirement, then having the Covid lockdown hit us before we knew what was happening. :)