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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

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Portsmouth Harbor Historic Buildings

July 5, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Last time we kayaked Portsmouth Harbor, we landed at park beaches and MITA islands. This time I found rest stops at a bunch of public parks with historic buildings. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion This is a NH state park. The primary attraction is the mansion. There is also a walking path and some park benches for viewing […]

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Solar Eclipse Sunrise

June 10, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We got up bright and early Thursday morning to see the partial eclipse at sunrise. Tyson loves this sort of astronomy event, so he wanted to get the best view possible. Our house is down in the trees. But using the Bearhawk, we could fly above the trees, and even some of the low lying […]

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Bathroom interlude

Emilie Phillips

Life got a little busy last week when the peeling paint, crumbling drywall, and mildew damage in our bathroom pushed me over the edge. So I was doing bathroom repairs instead of keeping up with the blog. The bathroom is part way back together. I need to figure out how to mount the mirror so […]

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I have completely revamped how this website handles photo albums. Let me know if you find broken links or anything else not working.

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While I focus this blog on reporting the past weekend’s trip, I have some time every month to write other articles or make improvements to the website. What would you like to see? Let me know in the comments. Here are some ideas I have posts for old trips, like last year’s Colorado ski trip, […]

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Where’s my snow?

Emilie Phillips

It’s mid January in New Hampshire, and it just won’t snow. Every day is partly sunny and around freezing. The snow depth map for the state is depressing. It hasn’t gotten better since our (Too) Early Season Run Down the Sherburne Here’s the snow depth as of today Four inches is not enough to cover […]

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Top Posts of 2020

Emilie Phillips

For the fun of it, I decided to look back at my posts from 2020. Which ones were most popular? And which ones do I really like? The first thing that popped out at me, is how many really important trips I didn’t post about. I hadn’t even finished posting the photos from the family […]

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Applesauce again this year

November 15, 2020
Emilie Phillips

I didn’t get to applesauce until late this year. So late I was worried the local farm would have sold out of apples. They had very limited selection of grade B bags — a few bags of Cortland, a mix of Macintosh and Macoun, and a bunch of Honey Crisp. The last time I made […]

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