Just last night, my little family returned home from a week’s vacation in New Hampshire. Â We were staying at a family camp at Squam Lake, otherwise known as the lake where “On Golden Pond” was filmed. Â Â In my humble opinion, it’s also one of the most beautiful and peaceful places on earth.
If you don’t believe me, take a look at this, the view from right outside our cabin:
Man, this place is gorgeous. Â If there are any NH residents reading this, let me just tell you that you live an an absolutely beautiful state. Â I might even be tempted to move there were I not sure that the winters would totally destroy this wimpy CA girl. Â As it is, I hope I can go back for a visit sometime. Â Next week might be good.
And the loons! Â What fascinating birds!Â We saw quite a few over the course of the week and I adore their eerie and distinctive call. Â I am seriously going to find a loon ringtone for my phone (that should turn a few heads at the mall, don’t you think?).
Speaking of loons, I was bemused, then amused, by this sign in our cabin:
I guess this means that if you think a loon has a nice figure, you need to keep that opinion to yourself.
Best of all, we were there with very special people, for a very special reason. Â Scott’s parents will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary in November, and it was their dream to get all three of their kids and families together for a week.Â We toasted them with champagne one memorable evening, sitting out on the deck of the cabin while bats flew by in the semi-darkness and loons called to each other on the water. Â It is not often that all the assorted Moyers, hailing from California and Colorado and New Hampshire and New York, are together in one place. Â The fact that it was such a beautiful place was just icing on the cake.
Happy early anniversary, Bob and Joan. Â Thank you for a memorable, magical week.