Sunday, August 13, 2017


Next Trip to Chocorua--in July:
The Maine Portion
 
Spent 5 days at Lea's house in Small Point, Maine--a lovely old house that had been her grandmother's.
 
 
Candis was there and Jan, artists and friends, who--with Lea-- know how to wrap up in warm blankets at breakfast and talk the morning away.
 
 
 
The fun continues:  Candis painting a lamp she found in the house,
 
 
 
Jan inscribing a tree branch,
 
 
 
Lea modeling possible outfits for son David's wedding in NYC. 
 
 
 
Finished product!
 
 
 
 
Candis swinging on a nifty living room chair. 


 
Selfie us!!

Then to Mt. Desert Island for Katie Harris' wedding:
 
 
 
Steffi at meal preparation
 
 
 
and Katie.
 
 
 
 
Good grand uncle Jim reading to Alex's boys.
 
 
 
Got no wedding photos but did get this moment of joy while on a hike--camp kids descending in delight on the Harris' 3 golden retrievers.  Dogs were happy too.


 
 
 

Thursday, August 3, 2017


Chocorua in June
 
I'm making three short trips to Chocorua this summer--wanting to open up the house but not leave Toby for too long in his board and care home in Burbank.
 
This first trip
 
 
 
was to get the raft and the dock out, 
with much help from Alan and neighbor Tristan and her friend.
 
 
 
To lay the straw down on the path for a soft trek down to the lake.
And do a thousand more things!
 
 
I saw the loon with a babe on the back, maybe two, not three--but now there's only one (where is the sad emoji when I need it?). 

 
Checking out Simon's "shelter" which he made last year.  It's still standing and strong,

 
I love the two stones holding the shelter support sticks--repeated all around the structure.

 
My Tante Ann's piano got moved in from Becky's Chocorua piano studio where it had been residing since our move out of Barrington.  It's tuned and ready.  I just have to relearn how to play!
 
 
 
Julie and Andy came to dinner
 
 
 
as did Alan.
 
So good to be back in Chocorua again with the lake and the land and the friends.