Spring was a long time coming in the Upper Valley this year, which is only going to make the passing of summer seem to fly by even faster than usual.
After the grind of a long winter, everyone is looking forward to the start of summer. By now, the time for sunshine and above freezing temperatures feels long overdue.
You made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. No doubt, you’re in need of a break from back-to-back-to-back holidays. Perhaps that explains why Valentine’s Day creeps up on so many people, leaving them on February 14 with a bouquet of frayed carnations that they picked up at the grocery store on their way home from work.
You know the deep cold of an Upper Valley winter has truly set in when the ice shanties start showing up on local lakes and ponds. They seem to come from nowhere, like mushrooms after a rainstorm, except these are manmade physical structures, which can make their sudden arrival seem even more mysterious.
If you’re looking for something fun to do, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you’ve come to the right place. The Upper Valley is home to nearly two dozen thrift and consignment shops selling everything from clothing to antiques, appliances to home building materials.