Corona Virus Diaries: March 23, 2021 – A Time To Burst Forth

As we enter spring, and the first anniversary of everything being shut down, we are seeing 55 current cases of COVID in our county. The cumulative total since they began testing is 1,868 confirmed cases of COVID in the county and 7 deaths. There’s a bit of a spike in the town of Conway, withContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: March 23, 2021 – A Time To Burst Forth”

Corona Virus Diaries: March 16, 2020

It’s a blustery, cold day in north-central New Hampshire. I woke up this morning to the wind howling and a temperature below zero. Even right now it’s only 21°F with a “feels like” of 4°F. This is the coldest it will be this week, thankfully. Currently there are 58 active cases of COVID in ourContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: March 16, 2020”

Corona Virus Diaries: March 8, 2021

About a week ago, I made up my mind to make a diary post once a week on Sunday afternoons. As you can see, that went by the wayside the first week. Still, I’m going to try just as something I can look back on and see what was happening in life. Currently in ourContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: March 8, 2021”

Corona Virus Diaries: February 27, 2021 – Adventures in Hair Loss & Geocaching

Currently there are just 70 active cases of COVID in our county. The statistics have dropped sharply, despite the fact that it’s ski season and we have a lot of people from out of state in the area. I credit the vaccines taking hold among the population over the last month. The total cases topContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: February 27, 2021 – Adventures in Hair Loss & Geocaching”

Corona Virus Diaries: January 27, 2021

It’s the coldest part of the winter for us here in the White Mountains. In years past, we’ve seen negative temperatures quite frequently this time of year. That’s not happening so much this year. It seems to be a pretty mild winter. We haven’t had a lot of snow, either, although right now I amContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: January 27, 2021”

Monson Center, New Hampshire – A Hiking and Geocaching Adventure

Yesterday I decided to visit Monson Center. The area has five geocaches on it, and one in particular I needed to fill in a square on my Fizzy Grid (see my post on Geocaching Statistics). This area looked very interesting. Monson Center was a colonial settlement covering about 17,000 acres from 1737-1770. In the beginning,Continue reading “Monson Center, New Hampshire – A Hiking and Geocaching Adventure”

Camping with a Pop-Up: Day/Night Two

Night one had been one with little sleep. We learned the thin mattresses at each end of our pop-up camper were not very comfortable. In fact, it was like sleeping on a board. We were up at Cathedral Pines Campground in Eustis, Maine for a gathering of geocachers. I should geocache then, right? Well, IContinue reading “Camping with a Pop-Up: Day/Night Two”

Geocaching Vermont and Lake Placid

My trip to New York State also allowed me to visit a few other places I had never been, despite living in New York for 39 years. These are areas in upstate New York, as we called it. One of the main ones I was eager to see were the facilities in Lake Placid, NewContinue reading “Geocaching Vermont and Lake Placid”

Visiting Almanzo Wilder’s Boyhood Home in Malone, NY

I gave myself a treat for Labor Day weekend. Looking at the COVID infection rates, I saw that northern New York State was on par with what we’ve seen where I live, so I decided I could venture there safely. There was someplace that I have wanted to see for a long time. Since IContinue reading “Visiting Almanzo Wilder’s Boyhood Home in Malone, NY”

Geocaching Northern Vermont and New York State

Yesterday I finally took a day to myself to go geocaching. I haven’t been in a while and I needed to get out. I’ve been nudged along reading Atreides78723’s blog to look at how many counties I have. Really, my count is abysmal compared to him. He’s only been geocaching since 2018 and has foundContinue reading “Geocaching Northern Vermont and New York State”