Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Sunset cruise on the lake.
We had a very nice and relaxing vacation and I think that is why I am having such a hard time getting back into the swing of things back at home.
The fun began the day before we went to the lake by going to the Hopkinton State Fair. The girls love animals and what better place to see lots of animals. We got there early enough to see some of the horse competitions, as both girls love horses. Then we did a few rides, checked out some more animals and of course ate lots of fattening fair food.
The next day we were off to the lake. The weather was unfortunately cool and rainy so we held off putting the boat in and just cozied in at camp, played some games and hung out. The rain stopped just in time for the sun to set and we made plans for the next day.
Monday was still a little overcast but it was no longer raining. Rebecca and Kenzie wanted to take Nonna and Nonno to Lost River Gorge so we all loaded into our car and headed north. The rain held off and we enjoyed exploring the caves and walking through the gorge. It is a really beautiful walk. It's like a combination of the polar caves and the flume, if you are familiar with either of those. The girls got to do some mining and get some treasures. After the gorge we ate lunch and stopped at a craft fair on the way home. Dom and I put the boat in after dinner.
Becca had to start back to school the next day and we fell into a routine of bringing her to school, then Dom and I and sometimes Kenzie would go out fishing until lunch, have lunch and hang out until it was time to go get Becca. Becca came home bursting with energy each afternoon and would swim off the dock. It was a little on the cool side but that didn't bother Becca. We would all eat a delicious dinner cooked by my mother-in-law and then Dom and I would be off for another quick fishing trip before getting the kids off to bed. We didn't have much luck fishing. I caught one Salmon that was a keeper and one short. Kenzie did catch her first fish, a little pumpkin seed off of the dock. She was so excited!
Thursday Dom and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary and went out to dinner at The Lake House Grille in Meredith. It is actually part of the Common Man chain and the food was excellent. Friday after a quick fishing trip in the morning I went home to make a cake for my niece's bridal shower on Saturday. That evening we pulled the boat out of the water because they were predicting rain for the next few days and we knew we wouldn't have much time to use it.
Saturday I was gone most of the day at my mom's house for my niece's shower. It was nice to see everyone and to get the latest wedding gossip. Dom, the girls and my in-laws took a train ride on the Hobo railroad from Weirs beach. Everyone had a great time according to the report I got when I returned to camp. They even ate lunch on the train served in cute little hobo bags for the girls. Before I returned to camp they got hit with a huge, but quick moving thunder storm with gusty winds and big whitecaps on the lake. It was good that we had taken out the boat or it would have been banged around against the dock.
Sunday was the last day at camp and most of it was spent packing and cleaning up. It was very cool and brisk out but it was still sad to leave. I'll post again later with more pics!
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