What Beauty in NH!

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When you live in a place for years, it’s common that you and your family explore the surrounding area. I’ve lived in New Hampshire most of my life and know the North country pretty well. Despite this, it never gets old. I still relish in the beauty of the snow capped mountains and the winding roads  leading somewhere special and the wooded forests. Is it odd that I wake up every morning gazing at our landscape and appreciating all of nature’s gifts? I don’t think so…it’s a profound love for my home, New Hampshire!

The other day Tom and I rode through Twin Mountain leading to Bretton Woods and the Mount Washington Hotel, nestled at the base of the Presidential mountain range. What a beautiful sight with monstrous mountains, frosted with a dusting of snow. This grand resort was built by Joseph Stickney in 1902. It was a booming success for years until the Prohibition Era and then the Great Depression hit. In years following renovations were made and currently the hotel is open all year, unlike the days of old when it was closed for harsh winters. It was declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

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We happily rode through Crawford Notch with good conversation humming and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in hand. Tom and I both love gazing at the mountains and a few times I encouraged him to pull over so he could look with his binoculars.

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My favorite spot is when the road gradually narrows and you feel like you’re being encased by ledges. Twists and turns guide you through an amazing sightseeing show. The air drastically changes and even in the car you feel the temperature plummet.

img_2738Eventually we reached small quaint towns bordering fun North Conway. We slowly passed the hanging motorcycle ( see my previous post) and looked forward to an exciting day of shopping and lunch.

I would recommend you to visit Crawford Notch, where a few trails and campgrounds rest. Stop at the Willey House at Hart’s Location, a historic  landmark where a landslide struck in 1826. There’s Mount Willard, a wonderful hiking trail that boasts spectacular views of the Notch and makes you feel unbelievably free.

Lastly I wish to convey the importance of loving where you live. I’m fortunate that both my husband and I truly love our home and the White Mountains. Our souls belong here and that’s one of the reasons we are so happy and content in our lives. If you don’t feel love or peace where you live, maybe you’re not where you belong. Seek places that appeal to your sense of wonder. Live where you rise everyday with a passion for your home and pride to call it that, HOME!

All My Best,

Heart and Soul 💗

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5 thoughts on “What Beauty in NH!

  1. New Hampshire is one of our states that we have not yet been to. A trip to that area of the U.S. is on my hope to visit radar. I would love to combine a trip there and go on into Canada and especially Prince Edward Island. So much beauty all around us to enjoy. Glad you are content and at home in New Hampshire.

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  2. I hope you do get to visit…it’s so beautiful, northern and southern areas. We have Lake Winnepausaukee, the Connecticut lakes in Pittsburg, Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch to name a few spots. From here, Nova Scotia is about 11 hours North and then you take a ferry to PEI. The island is much like New Hampshire, farmland and rural areas, but with ocean views. It’s so beautiful….my family went there when I was a teenager. 😉

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  3. What a beautiful day out Mary! You’re right about finding joy in where you live. That hotel looks gorgeous– would love to stop in there for breakfast and looks around… Thanks for the ride along… Hope all’s well with you all. xo

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