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Long distance story time
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      29 comments

Dear SparkFriends, I need your help! I just became a gramma to a beautiful baby girl. My son and his wife live a plane ride away, and I won't get to see lovely little Lina Marie on a weekly basis. I would love to read stories and record i... Read more
Leaning Spanish Stetser Style
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      17 comments

For me, learning a new language is like a very long hike... I have been working on learning Spanish for about 10 years now. I started by taking college courses, but I needed a different approach. I needed to live the language if I was ever g... Read more
Crossings
Monday, August 19, 2013      15 comments

Sometimes the lessons that make the biggest impressions are the ones that we get wrong the first time through. That is how I learned to safely cross a river while hiking. It was early in April, and John and I were hiking the Gale River Trail. ... Read more
Someone
Sunday, August 18, 2013      19 comments

Someone who loves me, Someone who cares Someone who sees me and will go anywhere To share all the goodness I see deep in your eyes- Where kindness and honesty always abide. With joy for the journey and faith for the day, I’ll hike wi... Read more
NoBo's and SoBo's
Saturday, August 17, 2013      20 comments

While staying at Carter Notch Hut, I learned something about the Thru Hikers who hike the full Appalachian Trail (AT). There are the NoBo's who who head North. They started on Springer Mt. in Georgia and are hiking to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. T... Read more
Hut Croo
Friday, August 16, 2013      18 comments

In the White Mountains of NH, the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) has a series of about 8 huts. Each hut is about 8-12 miles from the last hut along the AT (Appalachian Trail). Many hikers, like my husband John and I, stay in these huts while ... Read more
Families
Thursday, August 15, 2013      20 comments

One of my favorite things to do when I stay in an AMC hut is to watch the families as they pass through. I have learned that one special gift that parents pass on to their children is a love for the mountains, for nature and for conservation. ... Read more
Wild Cat Mountain
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      13 comments

Hi Friends, I just got back from 4 days of hiking and visiting in the Whites. John and I were the Naturalists at Carter Notch, and spoke on Aware of the Bear. We had a second presentation on owls to give, but everyone wants to hear about be... Read more
Change
Saturday, August 10, 2013      18 comments

Fall is coming, time for change, Now my life I’ll rearrange. No time to sit and type and blog I’ll be on the road early-out in the fog. When organized again-hopefully soon- I’ll post and blog in the afternoon. I will miss my mor... Read more
Seeing the NH Sights on a Shoestring: Concerts in the Park
Friday, August 09, 2013      18 comments

Concerts in the Park by JACKIE STETSER Where? Butler Park in Hillsborough, NH Cost: Free! Here in New England, band concerts at the local park are a tradition. Last night we had some beautiful jazz. On other Thursday nights, we have been ... Read more
Belonging
Thursday, August 08, 2013      24 comments

I grew up with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) in my blood. I walked up Joy Street’s brick sidewalks in Boston to the AMC store with my Dad. We found the right trail guide, and then hiked in the Whites. AMC was an important part of my you... Read more
Seeing the Sights: A Monadnock Picnic
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      16 comments

Summer and early autumn is picnic season! What better place to have a gathering than at the foot of Mt. Monadnock. Rabbit Ear Films is planning a picnic at Gilson Pond Campground, which is located in Monadnock State Park, just a mile down the ... Read more
My baby boy
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      28 comments

My baby boy is about to become a papa. Where did all the years go? Although far away in miles, I still hold him close to my heart. The baby in this photo has become a fine young man. One day, both Mat and Nora his wife will be doctors. b... Read more
Blackberries
Monday, August 05, 2013      20 comments

We recently found a great place to pick blackberries near Hillsborough. While it is a time consuming process, we love it! There is nothing as nice as fresh berries! ... Read more
Seeing the Sights on a Shoestring: Berry Picking
Sunday, August 04, 2013      20 comments

: Berry Picking Cost: Free to $2.15/pound (other places are more expensive). There are two different approaches to picking: 1. Pay to pick, pick what you need, and be set for the year. 2. Go exploring the countryside and bring home s... Read more

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