Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Celebrating Christmas in Song

The last few years we have enjoyed attending "Christmas in Song" at the Watch Hill Chapel with Mark and Jen, followed by dinner at the Weekapaug Inn. This tradition has become one of our favorite ways to start the holiday season.

Christmas in Song, hosted by the Ocean House,  includes musicians from local schools and singing groups.   There was a group of carolers at the entrance  of the chapel when we arrived, which immediately put us into the Christmas spirit.  This year the musicians included a quartet from Stonington High school and a four-some that played carols on the bells. The finale was the song "Feliz Navidad" sung by everyone in attendance.

Dinner at the Weekapaug Inn did not disappoint. We had a drink by the fire when we arrived which gave us time to catch up on the last few months which have been busy for all of us.  Our dinner was lovely, the service attentive and relaxed, and the food was fantastic.  But mostly it was the company that we enjoyed.  Jen and Mark are like family and it was a really special to share an evening with them in such a spectacular place.

Monday, December 26, 2016


This year's "fun with marzipan" project resulted in a family of snowmen.  We enjoyed making them and we hope that you enjoyed eating them!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Early December in New Hampshire

In early December we enjoyed a weekend taking it easy at our chalet in New Hampshire after several weeks of travel for work.

On the way to the chalet from Connecticut we made a short diversion to IKEA to pick up some shelves for the spare room.  On Saturday, after several hours assembling the numerous parts, we were able to organize our hiking, camping and ski-in gear on the shelves.  It looks like we have a real gear room now!

On Sunday we ventured out for a short hike to Square Ledge near Pinkham Notch.  There was a decent covering of snow on the trail and we were grateful to have our microspikes and a thermos of hot tea with us. The "view for effort ratio" was very high and we enjoyed a nice hike with great views.

On the trail

Rocky features along the way

A nice place to rock climb in the summer

Tea at the top

Views from the summit