Vacation: Day 2

Good Morning!!!

I woke up bright and early this morning after a solid 8 hours of sleep.  Slept so good!


Just some plain ol’ oats (1/2 c.) mixed with about a cup’s worth of plain yogurt, topped with cinnamon & nutmeg, and then finished off with a dollop of peanut butter. 


And then we all decided to relax with some reading.  My dad and I have ambitions to start a book club at some point, but we always seem to be reading different books at the same time…haha.  Dad is currently reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo…


 And I’m reading my way through The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. 

So far?  Lovin’ it!  More reviews as I get further through the book.

 Deckside Reading.

 Morning Snack: Nectarine and a handful of mixed nuts


We took a brisk walk to stretch out the soreness and kinks after yesterday’s hike and then headed out for a drive along the Kangamangus Highway. 

You’re probably thinking…highway?  Boring.  Right? 

This highway, however, isn’t ordinary.  It holds spectacular views of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, and there are a ton of vistas and trails to stop at and enjoy the awesome scenery.  So gorgeous! 


My lunch was a hodgepodge of all things delicious.

Basic (but delicious) salad.  Sliced green olives.  Walnuts.  Craisins.  Pesto Baguette from a local cafe.  Jarlsberg cheese.  And some more refried beans for protien and fun. :mrgreen:




 I heart picnic lunches. :mrgreen:

Time to stretch the legs out again!!

We went for a laid back “nature style” walk at Sabbaday Falls.  It felt delicious to  S-T-R-E-T-C-H.


I felt as if I had instantly entered a rainforest at the top.  So pretty!



 This afternoon demanded coffee.  Mostly for a refreshing, cool treat.  But also for the caffeine boost.

We meandered over to a local cafe, and I ordered a medium iced soy au lait.  It was just okay.  Nothing special or wonderful, and it needed some serious doctoring.  I ended up throwing in some cocoa powder and a few sprigs of mint (offered by the cafe, which I loved.) 

Icy.  Cold.  Sweetness.  Perfect for a sunny afternoon treat.



Looking like the locals. 😀


 New Hampshire is full of rivers and swimming pools…


 …and places for soaking your feet.




Afternoon Snack: 1/2 a Kashi Pumpkin Spice Flax Granola Bar



I always look forward to dinner on vacation.  It’s relaxed.  It’s laid back.  It’s delicious.

Tonight’s menu was simple but tasty.  Whole wheat pasta with mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce and some extra sauteed peppers & onions thrown in.


 Twirl, twirl, twirl.


It didn’t end there.  Nicole and Nate rolled in the driveway to spend two nights in New Hampshire with us, and we’re all digging into some Edy’s Sandwich Icecream.  Life is good.  End of story.


Question: What are you currently reading?  OR, what is your favorite book?  Favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird


12 thoughts on “Vacation: Day 2

  1. I really enjoyed The Timetravelers Wife. The Harry Potter series is not far behind. though! I’m half way through The Still of Night by Kristen Heitzmann and it’s a good read so far.

  2. I swear, your pictures are like something straight out of a magazine. Incredible! I also waded in a stream today – the cold water felt sooooooo good.

    Also, I read Edgar Sawtell over Christmas break last year and LOVED it. I’m going to be interested to hear your thoughts on the ending…

    My favorite book is Lonesome Dove and I am currently reading Three Cups of Tea and The Help.

  3. Girl with a Dragon Tattoo is an AWESOME book!! You should definitely read it after your dad finishes it!!!

    I’m currently reading Grapes of Wrath. Favorite book(s) = HARRY POTTER. And East of Eden.

  4. That picture of your parents in the creek is adorable. I just finished “I Loved, I Lost, I Ate Spaghetti” – it was a very easy read, not deep at all, but that’s what you need sometimes – especially during the summer. Enjoy the rest of your vaca!

  5. I just finished Freakonomics – sooo interesting! Right now I’m ready East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It’s absolutely wonderful, the imagery and detail is amazing!

    All of the scenery looks beautiful – I’m glad you’re enjoying your vacation! 🙂

  6. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. I learned about it thru Runnersworld gennuts, and I have been ‘lurking’ for awhile. Your attitude and positive energy is so evident even through reading your blog, it makes me wish I knew you in ‘real life’ (in a totally non-creepy way of course!) Anyway, keep enjoying your vacay! I love reading about it! 🙂

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