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Finding Love in the Green Mountains

Finding Love in the Green Mountains

We took the kids hiking yesterday, hitting up one of our favorite trails from last summer – the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton, Vermont. The trail is unique in that Robert Frost’s poetry is scattered throughout. It’s especially suited to kids because it’s a short loop (1 mile) with almost no elevation change, lots of […]

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Eight Family-Friendly Activities in Middlebury, VT

Eight Family-Friendly Activities in Middlebury, VT

We spent our summer living just outside of Middlebury, a little town of just over 8,000 people in the western part of Vermont. With three kids five and under, we spent a lot of time looking for fun kids’ activities. Here are our eight favorite family-friendly activities in Middlebury, Vermont. Explore the Downtown Shops and Galleries […]

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Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, Ripton, VT

Hiking the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Vermont

For several weeks this summer, we are up in Vermont while Kendra takes classes for another Masters. Because nerd. (Not that I am one to talk…) For the first summer in a long time, I am not working (aside from teaching online), so I am staying home with the kids. Oh. My. Goodness. I am tired. But […]

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Hiking Mt. Pisgah in NC

Hiking Mt. Pisgah in North Carolina

When Kendra and I were first dating, she invited me to drive with her to South Carolina. What she didn’t tell me was that her parents, Jane and Boris, were out of town, and her plan was to get me to go home before they returned. I must have charmed her, because she kept me around […]

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Station Cove Falls Trail South Carolina

Hiking at Oconee Station Cove Falls Trail, Walhalla, SC

Even with gray, drizzly skies, and a forecast of possible thunderstorms, we decided to explore the Oconee Station Cove Falls Trail at South Carolina’s Oconee Station State Historic Site, a former military compound turned trading post less than 30 miles from the Georgia border. The trail begins about a half-mile from the historic site and […]

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Camping at Dolly Copp Campground in Gorham, NH

Camping With Infants: It Takes a Village

Okay, not really, but it certainly helps to camp with amazing friends who like your kids. And by like, I mean are willing to change a poop-loaded diaper in the middle of the night on a sleeping bag, whilst getting poop on their hands. Or to gently rock one of your kids in a hammock until […]

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Snowshoeing the Boulder Loop Trail in Albany, NH

Ringing in 2014: Outdoor Fun in New Hampshire

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, Kendra and I prefer quiet celebration, so when our friends Meg and Marcy invited us to spend the holiday in a cottage in the woods of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, we jumped at the opportunity. Meg booked us two cabins at Sunnybrook Cottages, a small, family […]

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X-Country skiing at Bear Notch in Bartlett, NH.

X-Country Skiing at Bear Notch Ski Touring Center, Bartlett, NH

I need to preface this post by saying I have never cross-country skied before. When I was a kid, I went downhill skiing a few times, and these days I snowboard, but neither prepared me for this adventure. I had a day of practice two days earlier, when I learned the basics during my Appalachian Mountain Club’s […]

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Climbing Mt. Willard in Carroll, NH

Hiking the Mt. Willard Trail, Bretton Woods, NH

This past weekend, I traveled to New Hampshire with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) to take part in a Winter Exploration Workshop. As part of our training, we donned micro-spikes and hiked up Mt. Willard in Carroll, NH. We set off from the Shapleigh Bunkhouse at the AMC Highland Center, where we’d spent the […]

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Mommy, Addie, and Mama in the Hammond reservation in Andover, MA

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

2012 was an exciting year for us. We took Addie overseas for the first time in February, along with 18 of our inner-city students, spending time in both London and Paris. The highlights of our trip were Warwick Castle, the Tower of London, and the Louvre. Addie proved to be a great world-traveler, and in addition […]

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