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.