Still waiting to see the deer, bear and moose that reportedly inhabit the area. In the meantime we have two of these nasty looking spiders (which by the way are about two inches from tip to tip). The summer ranger told us they are "wolf spiders" - I will take his word for it.
This tiny squirrel decided he needed a rest with my sad looking gerbera daisy and even sadder $1.49 geranium. Maybe he thought he had a green enough thumb to get those plants in better shape than I'm able to do. He was so funny to watch, when I spoke to him through my open window he froze, as if thinking if I don't move perhaps she won't know I'm here!
I got rather silly the other day as I was once again putting on my boots to schlep through the wet path to the tiny booth. This is how I dress for "work" on these seemingly never ending rainy days here
and this is how I spend my hours in the tiny booth on rainy days when no one comes to the beach or to enjoy the lake in a canoe or kayak! I completed five crib quilt tops in three days! Finally the rain has stopped and we've had a couple gorgeous days, clear blue skies with temperatures in the mid 80's!
I forgot to mention in my previous post describing this "park" that we have three picnic shelters for rent here! They are gorgeous and have charcoal grills and electric outlets. The first photo below is the small one which I believe can accommodate 5o(ish) people. The second photo is one of the two large shelters which can accommodate 100 people. There is one small shelter and two large ones. The large one below is next to the rest rooms and the playground area. Set in a large field. I thought one of these would be a terrific setting for our "Annual Peck Family Christmas BBQ", but sadly that won't happen this year as they all ended up being rented on the weekends that we are off, before a decision could be made! Oh well ....
Last weekend we were off on Sunday and Monday (as well as Tuesday) so we got on the bikes and headed to Laconia (NH) for the motorcycle rally. Rick used to go every year when we were in MA, I'd go "occasionally". It's only about a 60 mile ride from where we are now so we headed out with no specific plan, but our overnight bags "just in case". We ended up staying the night and had planned on riding Monday and spending the night at a different place but rain was predicted for Tuesday and neither one of us wanted to ride home in the rain on Tuesday so we ended up nixing that plan and just headed home on Monday. Rick did go back yesterday (Saturday) for the day to meet up with friends who he used to go with "back in the day".
I thought our Princess Paige would like the bike below - she's into Tiger and Tiger bouncing!
Here is a picture from one of the places we stopped (the event is on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee). Loved this shot of the lake and the mountains.
While we were there a gaggle of ducks went by ... mommies and babies all lined up and way way behind the daddies just chilling along at leisure without a care in the world, while the mommies kept those babies all under control!
Ending with a pretty sunset