We finally arrived in New Hampshire for a visit with Chelsea and her family. Seeing our children and grandchildren only twice a year is never enough and I this visit was a highlight of our trip. It had been eight months since we last saw Hugo and Charlie and they embraced us as if they saw us every day. We played at the house, spent Saturday morning at the Concord, NH farmer's market where Simon sells his organic vegetables for The Vegetable Ranch, hiked Kearsarge Mountain, went to fireworks, had a day at the beach, and ate lobster (of course!). We packed a lot into those four days but it didn't feel rushed or stressful. We had plenty of down time in between activities for naps, Sponge Bob and Care Bears videos, digging holes in the yard, splashing in the wading pool, building blocks, and eating Chelsea's good dinners.
|Hugo took to wearing Pop's hat
|Steve and Chelsea checking in with Simon
|Charlie waits in his stroller for us to take a walk. Simon beautifully displays the vegetables.
|The children play in front of the state capital building across the street from the farmer's market
|Atop Kearsarge Mountain. Hugo is already an enthusiastic hiker and made the climb on his own.
|View of the White Mountains
|Charlie with his kite at Parson's Beach in Wells, Maine
|Steve's favorite beach activity; playing paddle ball. The tide was rolling in.