Family Travel Stories

September 13, 2010
by rbisson
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Piper Mountain Trail – Belknap, NH

Sometimes the trail less followed, even by mistake, can be a pleasant surprise. Our plan was to hike up Belknap Mountain’s Red Trail to a fire tower.  This was supposed to be a family hike with about a 700 foot elevation gain (from the parking … Continue reading

September 5, 2010
by rbisson
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Bradford Pines Natural Area in Bradford, NH

In New Hampshire, trees are plentiful. We look around and see trees that are 24”, 36” or even 48” in diameter and we think “what a big tree”. But at the Bradford Pines Natural Area located in Bradford, NH, there are very … Continue reading

February 7, 2010
by rbisson
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Affordable skiing for the family

Do you remember, before you had children, going skiing for the day? Lift tickets were expensive at $40-$50+ each!  But what a great time we had skiing with family and friends. Now, we have a 9 year-old and a 5 year-old … Continue reading

January 28, 2010
by rbisson
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Our kids prefer plays over movies!

This past Christmas we took our kids to see “Christmas Carol” at the Seacoast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth, NH. When we walked in to the theater, our five-year old said “Oh, I love this place”. We sat in the front row and were able … Continue reading

January 27, 2010
by rbisson
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Building Workshops for Kids

Throughout the winter we have taken our children to Lowe’s home improvement stores for their kid’s Build & Grow clinics. Lowe’s and Home Depot have workshops for kids to build pre-packaged wood sets.  So far at Lowe’s, our boys have built a … Continue reading

October 15, 2009
by rbisson
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Local Public Safety Events Celebrated Fire Prevention Week

Every Fall towns all around put on events for Fire Prevention Week. Some are held at the Public Safety Buildings or Fire Stations and some are held at other facilities. The weekend of Oct. 3rd, Rochester, New Hampshire held their event in … Continue reading

October 1, 2009
by rbisson
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Cathedral Ledge – North Conway, NH

I recently attended a quarterly meeting for the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association, which was held at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. I was not looking forward to the long ride from the Seacoast to Attitash along Route 16.  Luckily … Continue reading

September 2, 2009
by rbisson
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Visit the NH state fairs this fall

When my family moved from Connecticut to New Hampshire in 1980, I was 10 years old. We tried to become active in the community and meet new people. One group I joined was 4-H. I was in 4-H until I graduated from high school, but that’s … Continue reading

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