July 2, 2015 – So we got a kitten. She was born April 15, is 2.5 pounds, and is adorable. Her name is Whiskers. She likes root beer, pizza, and banana bread. She’s a climber, and would be a fierce hunter. She likes to lick people and purrs very loudly.
June 6, 2015 – We had a nice weekend and thought a trip to the mountains was in order. First up was lunch at diner in NH. The little place was full at noon on a weekend day, but we got seats at the counter. The coffee, corned beef hash, breakfast potatoes, and eggs benedict were all excellent. We would definitely go back if we were in the area. Random hikes along the Kancamangus Highway included the Pine Bend Brook Trail, and another trail along a fire road. The main trail areas were quite crowded, but there are a lot of smaller, less popular trails throughout the area.
A drive through Maine and dinner at the Portsmouth Brewery, where we watched the Belmont Stakes (Triple Crown!) rounded out the day. We were glad to see a great sunset on the way home; since we were driving West we were able to watch the sky during the entire drive back.
May 27, 2015 – Happy 9 year anniversary to us! We celebrated with a quiet meal of chicken pot pie and wine, though we’re going to go to Gibbet Hill Grill once we’re rested from the trip.
May 26, 2015 – We had a mid afternoon flight out of SFO to Boston, so we spent the morning at Big Basin Redwood State Park. There was time for a nice hike before heading towards the airport, and we were please to find a pileated woodpecker along the trail.
We had lunch at a (really, really) crowded In ‘n Out. The line always moves quickly, and we were glad to get a seat inside (and a booth too!). There was a bit of excitement getting from the rental car center to the airport since there was a delay due to a train stuck on the tracks ahead of us. Fortunately we made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare, and had an uneventful flight back to Boston.