I’ve been slacking in posting, I know, I know. I didn’t post mostly because my keyboard and mouse touch pad broke, and so I sent out my laptop for repair. The good news? I have a new keyboard, touch pad, laptop casing, and LCD display. Way to go HP!
Also, I went on vacation to Lancaster, New Hampshire to visit family. As this small town is located in the mountains and I was at my grandmother’s house much of the time, the cell phone reception and computer availability was limited. But that’s ok. Some time away from constant internet and more time in nature and family is a good thing. We had several family dinners and barbeques, stopped for ice cream (I had butter pecan flavor), and spent a lot of the time in the car. My brother is looking at a few colleges in the Vermont and New Hampshire areas.
We also spent a day kayaking in a beautiful lake brimming with nature. The lake is a nesting ground for the loon, and we also got a glimpse of an osprey that caught a fish. Most exciting of all? I saw my first black bear! It was an adolescent bear, found eating out of a tin bowl by a lake house. (Maybe they feed the bear–or it was left over dog food? who knows). Sadly, I didn’t want to get my camera wet out on the kayak, so I didn’t have a chance to snap a picture.
I would highly recommend renting, buying, or borrowing a kayak and heading out on the water. It’s a workout–but well worth it!