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Piscataquog Prize

This morning as I awoke, I noticed that the temperature was 13°F outside and the sun was still a few hours from rising. As I looked at my unfinished blog posts (of which, I have way too many) I noticed this one with some bright sunshine. I am not a big fun in the sun and beach guy, so here’s my warmer weather post from this fall, on the river, with the foliage, when it was mild, but not hot.

Back in the first week of November I took a stroll off of the beaten path along the Piscataquog River in Goffstown. I thoroughly enjoyed this walk/hike on a beautiful fall day. As always, I wish I could have walked this area some 200-300 years ago to see it as it was then. I think I’d like to canoe through these parts the next time I pass by this section of river. Enjoy!

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A Winter’s Walk on the GRT

It was just a winter’s walk along the trail. The temperature was 17F and there were snow flurries falling around me for most of the walk. I walked from behind the County buildings all the way past the Manchester town line; and back. It was an enjoyable walk along a nice snowy and slightly icy trail. It won’t be long before I am on this trail again.

Ice along the Goffstown Rail Trail

Ice along the Goffstown Rail Trail



Manchester-Goffstown line on the Goffstown Rail Trail (1777x222)

Manchester-Goffstown line on the Goffstown Rail Trail


Namaske Lake from the GRT (1777x452)

Namaske Lake from the Goffstown Rail Trail




Photography 101.

I took this picture with my phone yesterday. This is water in a couple of different forms, on top of a body of water. Glen Lake, Goffstown, NH.

Glen Lake. Goffstown, NH

Glen Lake. Goffstown, NH

Little river trip

Yesterday the twins and I took a little ride to one of our neighboring towns, New Boston, NH. We enjoy the river and the kid-friendly trail which is partly made up of the original bed for the old Boston and Maine Railroad. This trip though, was more about playing by the water. So, for about an hour the kids and I played at water’s edge. A sudden cloud-burst of showers drove us to the van after I let us all get wet and have some fun with the rain. The twins lifted their pine sticks above their heads and called them umbrellas while the rain fell on us. Then they made their own ‘sock-flags’ in the van from their wet socks. These ideas were created by their own imaginations and ingenuity.

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Theodore and Jacqueline playing alongside the Piscataquog River in New Boston.

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The twins hold up their ‘stick umbrellas’ while crossing the footbridge in the rain.


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With wet socks peeled off, Theodore led this idea to make ‘sock-flags’ with their sticks and wet socks.