13 July, 2015

Home Again

I took this picture of Mom and Dad at their doorstep just before I hopped in the car to return back home to NC yesterday morning, we always have a lot of fun when we visit them in New Hampshire; the time goes by much too quickly and it's never easy to say good-bye. I'm happy to report that they're doing great and we'll be back again in a few short months. Where they live now is not the home that I was raised in, they moved "up country" (from Massachusetts) a few years ago. But, for me, being back in New England and with my parents is going home again; wherever that place happens to be.  We spent time together over meals, at quilt shops, touring the area, playing cards and on a sunset dinner cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee's Mt. Washington last Friday evening along with my sister and her husband; it was just spectacular.
Here we are: me, Mom and my sister on the top deck, before dinner. I took the shots below as we progressed on our three hour tour (no Gilligan's Island reruns for us.... the weather was perfect).We disembarked "the Mount" to a vibrant fireworks display!

Of course, no trip to New Hampshire is complete without a stop at Mosquito Bridge in Winnesquam
for fried clams. This may be the single reason I am now on a cholesterol reducing drug. 
It's okay, it's worth it; this only happens once a year. Oh. My. Goodness... were they GOOD!

Life is Good!


jude's page said...

Certainly can see the family likeness! Glad you had a great time, and that you still have your parents.

Janet O. said...

Sunset dinner cruise sounds delightful. Maybe one day when visiting DD#1 we will have to try that.
Wow, that looks like a plate full of cholesterol, but I do believe that is the true flavor enhancer, not MSG. : ) No wonder it tasted so good.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Even though I've already eaten dinner that clam basket has me drooling!! YUM!! So happy you have both your parents to enjoy ... and that you're taking every opportunity to do so! Linda

cityquilter grace said...

oh yeah fried clams....i like mine fried in a light batter....you made me hungry for some so will have to succumb soon...lol

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wonderful photos and memories -- good for you!!