We started the year on a positive note having come back from a good Christmas 2015 trip where I met my parents in Las Vegas for a few days before heading to Colorado, while Art flew to Seattle to drive to Colorado with Abby and Teddy. We had a great Christmas in CO Springs and Loveland with my family and nieces and nephews Linday, Jimmy, and Peter and Jade. After the holiday we drove back to Seattle with Abby and spent a few days checking out her new home.
We were enjoying our Bruins mini-season package by going to Boston for an overnight visit to see a Bruins game. We love staying in the North End.
In February we had our 20th Wedding Anniversary. We splurged a little and took a trip up to the Mt. Washington hotel. It was very icy and rainy/sleeting while we were up there but we had fun hiking around Dolly Copp and a few other areas. Beautiful hotel and grounds set the mood for a romantic getaway. We had massages and hung out in the spa, and enjoyed the bars and eateries on site. Too warm to go ice skating, though...
Later in March we headed South of the border with Dad, his sister Jeanne, her daughter, and Pam to Mazatlan. My brother and his family met us down there and we had a great visit with my folks. We rented a house in a nearby neighborhood on the beach and within walking distance to my parents. We had a fabulous time as always.
We were on a budget this year as business was not going well, and our pups are getting older so we decided to stay closer to home this year and camp for our personal trips. Art did get to take a last minute trip to CO to meet up with friends to go skiing. That was a good splurge for him!
One of our favorite places to visit is Pillsbury State Park. We can canoe in to a remote site and the pups can play in the water. We went here twice this year. Once our friend Teddy came with us. Very relaxing. We also took a pilgrimage up to Lake Umbagog and stopped at Dolly Copp on the way home. Jackson does NOT like the water but he does love the canoe and loves camping. Zdeno is just in heaven when we go camping. I think he stayed in the lake for 90% of all the time we are camping and is passed out from exhaustion the rest of the time.
They love campfires and having us there 24/7. We also got a great Halo tent from Marmot that can fit us all comfortably and an air mattress. Jax always ends up sleeping on the mattress with us so we are glad he does not like the water! We set out on a mission to visit waterfalls this year. I think we made it to seven, including waterfalls on the Kancamagus, Diana's bath, Methusela Falls to name a few.