August 27 – September 5, 2016 | Before jumping across the pond to begin our new jobs in Spain, we spent 10 days in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with Tim’s family.
This is the second year in a row we’ve been able to spend time in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire corridor, and each time we’ve been lucky to have a great itinerary, wonderful hosts, fantastic weather, and delicious food!
First we spent a few days in Massachusetts, during which we celebrated my uncle John’s birthday and also visited Harvard’s campus in Cambridge. We loved the older style of buildings in Boston.
We next headed up to rural New Hampshire, where we stayed with my uncle Mark and aunt Sharon, who truly know how to enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible. We kayaked on Eastman and Grafton Ponds (both beautiful!), hiked through The Flume and Cannon Mountain (also beautiful!), and played many games of pickleball (yes, it’s a sport). Another favorite activity was the strange dice game of Farkle, which requires more strategy than one might think.
We also spent a half-day in Vermont to attend the New World Festival, which “celebrates the Celtic and French American musical heritage so prevalent” in the New England area. There were some amazing musicians, and our favorite was a group called Cantrip.
Before we knew it, it was time to head back to Boston to fly to Europe!