Yes I was one of the millions eagerly awaiting the release of the new Harry Potter book this weekend. I ordered online from Amazon and spent most of Saturday afternoon reading.
Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day, breezy and in the 70's and as much as I wanted to curl up and finish reading the book it was just too nice out! We packed up the kids and headed up to Holderness to the Squam Lakes Science Center to visit some "hairy" critters. The center is one of our favorite places to visit. Such a favorite place in fact, that we have become members. There are a variety of animals native to NH all along a winding hiking trail. It is neat to see the animals up close and there are a variety of interactive things for the kids to touch and explore.
One of our favorite animals to visit has a been the bobcat. There is a young bobcat at the exhibit that I can usually coax into chasing my camera strap(Through the glass!). He acts just like a big house cat. My other favorite are the otters, especially when they are frolicking in the water.
After visiting the Science Center we took another quick hike along the shore of Squam Lake and found some cool campsites we'd like to try in the future.
On our return home I did bury my nose back in the book and finished it Sunday night. It was a great book, one of the best of the series and that is all I'll say in case some of you are still reading it!