2019 ~ Adventures with The LovedOne

Another year passes and The LovedOne remains unconvinced as to her photogenicity. Her attempts to out-hike the camera were working…until…I bought a telephoto lens! Ha! Another (probably temporary) victory for technology!

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Mount Osceola (New Hampshire) 26-Jul-2019

After a couple of days at Acadia National Park, we headed inland to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. There we relived a tiny bit of our peakbagging days by hiking Mount Osceola (4,340 feet). Osceola is the 24th highest of the 48 mountains in New Hampshire that rise to over 4,000 feet. We chose it as a moderate hike (6.4 miles round-trip with 2,060 feet of gain) that would allow us to claim at least one 4,000-footer. The presence of excellent brew pubs in nearby Bethlehem and Littleton had nothing to do with this choice – really. 😉

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Cadillac Mountain (Acadia National Park) 24-Jul-2019

We figured that, as long as we were going all the way to the East Coast for a wedding, we might as well tack on a little hiking. And national park visiting. So after the wedding and a family visit, we headed north to Maine and Acadia National Park. It was pure coincidence 🙄 that WEBS (America’s yarn store) was on our path north. Stopping and browsing and buying was mandatory. I waited in a comfy chair.

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Blue Trail Loop (Connecticut) 21-Jul-2019

We were back East to attend the wedding of one of our nephews in Providence, Rhode Island. After that, we repaired to The LovedOne’s sister’s house in Connecticut for further family festivities. The weather for the wedding itself had been great.  But as soon as the nuptials were concluded, a high pressure dome settled in. The temperature and humidity each soared into the 90s – breaking some records along the way! We’d lived in Tennessee years ago but I’d forgotten (or repressed) how much I hated humidity. Still we thought we could get in a really short hike first thing in the morning without drowning in our own sweat.

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