Sunday, October 19, 2014

Enjoying Fall Color at the Chalet

We closed on our Chalet in New Hampshire on Columbus Day of last year (2013).  The fall colors were well past peak so we didn't have the chance to see fall colors locally.  This year the fall colors have been spectacular.  Photos from the past few weeks capture some of our time enjoying some local trails and color. 

Color near Iron Mountain

Kokee on a trail near the Chalet
Late afternoon color (Kokee's view from her bed)
Kokee in her bed (2nd floor) enjoying fall color
View from trailhead to Iron Mt

Colors along Dundee Road

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall /autumn in the White Mountains

It is one year since we purchased our chalet in New Hampshire, and earlier in the month we attended the annual meeting of the homeowners association.  It was a rainy Saturday, so we were happy to spend a few hours meeting our neighbours and figuring out how to ensure that all the houses in the association can rely on having fresh water and clear views for many years to come.

On Saturday afternoon the skies cleared and we set to work creating a drain/soak-away outside the back door to prevent a repeat of the basement flooding that we had last year.  This was duly completed before nightfall and we celebrated with a homecooked meal of stuffed peppers (from the garden at Hangman Hill).  On Sunday the weather was much nicer, so we took a short hike to the top of Iron Mountain to enjoy the views of the New England countryside with the leaves changing color all around us.


Hello Freddie, Goodbye Reggie

We recently decided to change our second car for a newer model.  Reggie the red truck was 10 years old and we were sad to see him go after many years of trusty service. Our new addition is Freddie (Mercury) a sharp looking grey truck with a bigger cab especially for Kokee.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sheri's Fall Trip to Fort Collins, CO

In late July Jerry, Sheri'd dad,  moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to live close to her sister Kerry and her husband Brandon. . Sheri went to visit them in late September.

Sheri, Jerry and Kerry

Big Horn Sheep
 The Aspens
Picnic in the Park
Jerry in his apartment

Jerry now lives in senior community on the outskirts of Fort Collins.  He has a view of Long's Peak in the distance and is 15 minutes from Kerry and Brandon.  He is settling in and is realizing this will be the first winter in 20 years he won't have to plow his driveway!  Kerry and Brandon have worked hard to help Jerry settle into a new place and he seems to be enjoying life in the wild west in a slightly more "urban" environment (after living in Tidioute, PA for 20 years, most anywhere is more urban).

In  late  mid-late September the aspens turn a lovely yellow.  Kerry took Sheri and Jerry to Estes Park to take in the fall colors.  It was a beuatifully clear day and the blue skies off-set the bright gold colors of the aspens beautifully.   Along "trail" there were big horn sheep in Pouter Canyon, Elk and other leaf peeping wildlife.  A picnic in the park with summer like temperatures even at high elevation was a treat!