As I walked through the woods past my house I came upon eight wheels, a roof and a movement: The Tiny House Movement. What sat in those woods was something that I had never seen; yet it seemed so brilliant, so imaginative, I immediately wanted one for myself. Read on to find out more about the Tiny House Movement.
Even though its later in the apple picking season you can still go and enjoy the cornucopia filling! The harvest is in full swing, so don’t miss out on the bounty of the season. Riverview Farm, just over the hill in Plainfield, New Hampshire, offers the perfect combination of family fun and seasonal produce.
As September comes to a close, we also move a month closer to the winter holidays and the season for giving. Holiday giving doesn’t have to cost you a bundle. If you start now, you can learn to crochet a variety of beautiful items for gift giving—anything from baby blankets and afghans to stylish ponchos, shrugs, berets, hats, and scarves—pretty much something for everyone on your list this holiday season. Read on for some of the basics, as well as tips about sites where you can get more details on patterns and directions for advanced stitching.
The New England clambake is a traditional method of cooking foods that dates back to the Native Americans. Clambakes are most often held on beaches, where a pit is dug in the sand, then filled with stones. A fire is built on coals over the stones to heat them, and when the stones are hot enough, the coals are raked away and seaweed is placed on the stones. Seafood, corn on the cob, potatoes, and vegetables are wrapped, placed atop the seaweed, then covered with more. A couple of hours later, everything is ready to eat.
Just a two-hour drive from Hanover, New Hampshire and the Connecticut River Valley, Boston is a great city to visit for a day trip with friends or family. Rich in our country’s history and culture, Boston has much to offer tourists. There are plenty of things to do and places to visit, rain or shine, and wonderful restaurants where you can sample just about whatever kind of food you’re in the mood for. If the weather is on your side, you may not even need to use public transportation (“the T”) because this city was made for walking. There’s more than enough to do and see in Boston to fill a few day trips. Here are just a few suggestions.
Looking for a weekend getaway with all the beauty of the mountains plus luxurious amenities? Look no farther than the Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Only a 90-minute drive from the Hanover/West Lebanon region of New Hampshire and a 2½-hour drive from Boston, you can minimize your travel time and maximize your relaxation. This hotel is a favorite retreat of past presidents and many celebrities, as well as a national historic landmark that has been attracting families for generations. The Omni Mount Washington Hotel offers numerous amenities and activities, making it a great choice for just about everyone.
There aren’t many Da Vincis among us, and Picasso was unique. Monet’s talents, too, were rare. But every day, AVA Art Gallery and Art Center is proving that you don’t have to be a prodigy to revel in the arts. AVA, or Alliance for the Visual Arts, is just off the square in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Even from a distance, it’s clear that this is a place where creativity abounds. In the summer, the heavily vined porch is dotted with sunflowers, paint splatters, and happily shrieking children. AVA offers classes year-round to those seeking to hone their artistic skills, as well as to those seeking to discover such skills.
How can you beat this summer’s heat waves, aside from staying in an air-conditioned oasis? Head to Lincoln, New Hampshire, and check out the Whale’s Tale Waterpark. It’s conveniently located in the Franconia Notch region on US highway 3, a couple miles off I-93, and situated on 17 beautiful acres. Whale’s Tale has 11 waterslides, a wave pool, a heated pool with 3 hot tubs, and a quarter-mile-long lazy river, plus many attractions for the little ones. It’s also the lowest-priced waterpark in New Hampshire!
Summer is upon us—time for lots of late-night gatherings in the backyard! For some people, this means outdoor activities like barbecues and pool parties, and for others a backyard bonfire is what it’s all about. Backyard bonfires can be great fun, but you must be mindful when planning one. You are, after all, playing with fire. Your goal is to create good times and pleasant memories, not injuries. Be especially careful if you will have children present. Each town has restrictions so before you head out to your backyard call or look online to find out restrictions in your areas. Here are a few tips on how to construct the perfect backyard bonfire.