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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Of Weddings and Wizards and Waterfalls

At the end of the first week of May, I packed up the car and drove down to Florida for a family wedding. Well, it was actually two weddings -- once in the church, and once outside by the water at a lakeside Inn. The best part about the whole trip was getting together with family -- we all came in from several states and were able to spend some quality time just visiting in between the wedding festivities.

















At the end of the Florida trip, the day before I drove back home, I went with my cousin Susan to Universal -- more specifically, to the Harry Potter Experience! We did the Castle ride three times, stopped for a break twice for butter beers, and had lunch at the Three Broomsticks. Of course we had to stay hydrated -- it was somewhere around 95 degrees!





















After three days of being home from the Florida trip, I boarded a plane for Manchester, New Hampshire and went hiking in the White Mountains with a friend. We saw numerous waterfalls which were running quite nicely thanks to a wet winter and spring. From Ripley Falls to Arethusa Falls we climbed over roots and rocks, through brush and mud, but managed to see some great sights. Along the way we saw that elusive New Hampshire moose in the wild and a farm with alpaca. This spring has been quite busy so far! What have you been up to?




8 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

sounds like a fun weekend. Look at that nutty dog with the long neck
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

What a fantastic trip! I wish we could take a trip like either one of those. I'm really hoping I'll be able to get out and do some hiking over my break when it finally gets here!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You always have such memorable experiences that are jam packed full of fun.
The scenry is so beauitiful, and looks tranquil.
love
tweedles

♥ Sallie said...

Beautiful!

Joe Stains said...

Thank you for stopping by Joe's blog, the comments have helped us all so much.

Hank said...

Wow, honey! Those are some real nice pitchers an' all but I gotta know more 'bout them butter beers!!!

Dana Orsborn said...

Love the photos!
Sounds like you had such a great trip.

Daisy and I hope you have a great week!

-Dana & Daisy

Anakin Man said...

I came here to thank you for your comment tonite and your pictures of your water fall and white-mt.
I have been too-in N.H.

e-mail me your e-mail addy and I'll scan them and e-mail them to you-
Same spot!!!!

We went (R) & I back in '03. His Grandma lives in Weare N.H. by Concord- I think..