Wednesday night we returned from a 10-day trip back east to visit family and friends before heading to New Hampshire to hopefully see some signs of fall. We had fun in Pittsburgh with Aunt Del and family as well as our friends Marv and Nona. Then we headed to Forest Hill, MD, and a nice evening with our nephew Mark, Pia and their daughters. From there we headed to Martinsville, NJ, to meet our newest grand nephew, who's about 18 months old and extremely cute. It was the first time we'd seen either family since Jon and Wendy's wedding in March of 2004.
Next we headed north to Nashua, NH, for three days of exploring the beautiful countryside. The leaves were just turning, and to us it seemed, each day brought a little more color. The weather was just perfect for sightseeing and even a little bit of hiking.Fall Colors
We were quite intrigued with the "Moose Crossing" and "Brake for Moose" signs but didn't see any of the real thing. We did, however, see a number of dead deer and other little critters that had met their end on the roads. Dick accidentally caught this sign while photographing the house on the mountainside. Don't you wonder how the owners get to it?
Dick had found an "easy" hike in our guidebook, so since the weather was great, we decided to find Arathusa Falls. An easy stretch
Well, that author, has a different idea of easy than I do....the trail was mostly up what appeared to be a very rocky streambed, but seeing the falls was definitely worth the effort and the sore muscles.
We made it!
We also saw a much more accessible waterfall on the road, this time with no hiking required!
This isn't really the season for wild flowers, but we did see a few interesting things besides the pretty trees.
Turkey Tail Fungus
A spot of color
We've done a lot of traveling this summer, much more than usual, but this is because last summer was pretty much of a wash, and we were making up for being on a short leash while I recuperated from surgery and radiation treatments. Believe me, we both prefer this summer's agenda!
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