Monday, September 15, 2014

Newry, Maine

 
We ended our week-long NH/ME summer vacation turned road trip adventure in a house at the base of Sunday River with a small group of friends. We went on a hike that left us breathless from the uphill cardio and from the stunning views below. We explored the step falls, where natural rocks become slippery water slides, plunging visitors into deep pockets and pools of crisp (ok, frigid) mountain water. We devoured maple cream cookies and purchased blueberry pie and jam at a roadside farmstand. We cooked some really delicious dinner and brunches. We played with sparklers and danced late into the evening while a giant moose looked on. 

I came home refreshed and so appreciative of the region I call home. I've always been big on taking advantage of what New England has to offer us in the summer, so to have a full week off and not be hopping on a plane somewhere really let it all sink in.

9 comments:

  1. That is so nice to have a relaxing, plane-free getaway. Love the sparkler pics!

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  2. I, too, love a plane-free getaway! Looks like an absolutely gorgeous hike.

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  3. i am loving the pie stand and sparkler fun!

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  4. Looks like the perfect swimming spot!

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  5. We went to Step falls too! Such a fun place to hang out!

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  6. Is this real life?? C'mon.... those pies?? I need to travel here ASAP. (well maybe next summer)

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  7. Looks like such fun! A great mix of natural beauty and delicious local fare!

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  8. That little pie shack is adorable. Your NE posts make me miss the east coast. It still hasn't sunk in that there will be no changing leaves or snow for me.

    Hope you're well! xo

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  9. Puzzle Mountain Bakery looks delicious. I hope you bought some blueberry jam.

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