Summer in New England

It’s good living in New England, I must say.  Especially this summer.  Everyone, I mean EVERYONE, is happy right now.  We have had an amazingly wonderful summer thus far weather- wise.  And I don’t think I can jinx it at this point.  We deserve it.  It’s been so spectacularly gorgeous, and hard not to take full advantage of it. So, Alex and I have been playing to our heart’s content.  Weekdays consist of running, mountain biking and cruiser rides downtown for a beer looking over the river.  And weekends are spent outside – it’s mandatory.  I still sneak in an hour or more a day of some sort of fiber project – how can I not!  Like this weekend – I made myself a hat on the drive up for around the campfire on our amazing weekend at Kingdom Trails.  We drove up Friday night, in time for dinner at the Tamarack Grill, margaritas & burgers on the deck after setting up the tents and back to the campsite for a late night fire and conversation.  Up early on Saturday – breakfast burritos & coffee camp style, sandwiches made and loaded in the Camelbak and off to the trails for an epic day of riding.  A good 20+ mile day of singletrack, gorgeous Vermont landscapes and epic trails.

Alex fixing his bike as we get ready for departure.

Riding toward the sugar shack on the Darling Hill side of KT:

Picking the mandatory blackberries, that bottle is full to the top with blackberries!!! MMMM!

And Day 2 was supposed to be a short ride, but ended up equally as epic.  From one end of the riding area to the other, ending up back at the Tamaracks for margs on the deck before hitting the road back home.

Views from the Chapel – feet from a hilltop trailside cafe where we had a delicious lunch surrounded by gorgeous views.

Ahhhh…. the good life.  Smile.  I think I will sleep well tonight.  It’s going to be hard to go back to work tomorrow!  But, as I like to say… if you’re tired on Monday it means you had a good weekend.  🙂  And that, I did.  And I hope you all did too!

Published by Kate

The basics: I love New England (my home), the outdoors, gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, my kitties, my puppy, my partner in crime Alex and my sons Griffin & Orion, and my family and friends. I occasionally have time to share the things I love here. Enjoy!

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