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Cousins Weekend: Mount Major and Lake Winnipesaukee‎

April 5, 2016
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At the Summit of Mount Major, looking North, towards Lake Winnipesaukee and Diamond Island

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At the Summit of Mount Major, looking South East, towards Alton Bay

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Half-way to the Summit of Mount Major, looking North East, towards Wolfeboro

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Rattlesnake Island beyond


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We decided to start a new family tradition: cousins weekend.  Since we're all so busy, it's our excuse for us all to get together, catch up and have fun, hopefully once or twice a year.  For the kickoff to the tradition, Natalie so graciously offered to host us all at her place in the Lakes Region.  (and by all of us I mean there are a lot!  Understandably, only a small portion of the ladies could attend).  The weekend started with a hike of near-by Mount Major.  We almost canceled the hike due to rainy/overcast conditions on our drive over to the base, but we decided to chance it.  Luckily, as we approached the summit, the sun came out in the distance - which made for some cool photos.   I highly recommend hiking Mount Major, it was a moderate 2 hour hike with spectacular views of Lake Winnipesauke.  I can only imagine on a clearer day the views are even more vast and amazing!  

The night then continued back at Natalie's for a delicious barbecued dinner, accompanied by drinks and lots of laughter.  It was a great night, and the perfect way to start our new family tradition.





The next morning, I took a trip down memory lane and embarked on a mini self guided tour of the Lake Winnipesaukee to visit some places I used to go to as a child.... (remember my first post on the Lake and this instagram from last summer?)


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The Shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at Paugus Bay

wiers beach sign
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the Docks at Weirs Beach


Thanks for reading!  I'm off to Iceland tomorrow so be sure to follow me my journey via Instagram!

xo



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