Most people travel to NH to ski, snowboard, and enjoy the outdoors.
Me? I go to NH to completely mess around while taking in Mother Nature's doings.
I briefly visited New Hampshire back in November as well as January to see some of my friends.
Here are my little moments.
I've always wanted to go to Keene, NH. I'm not sure why. Honestly...I really can't think of why I would want to go.
But, with that being said, I'm glad I came to Keene before it was buried in snow!
The area is adorable and quaint. Stores are closely tucked aside one another. Local businesses flourish throughout the area. It's cozy and the lack of cell phone service is both a bad thing, and a great thing.
Thinking of Robin Williams and Jumanji
While in Keene, my friends and I experienced nostalgia and bittersweet memories that encompass reflecting back on childhood. We saw some of the shooting locations for the 1995 classic, Jumanji starring the late and great Robin Williams.
There is something so beautiful, yet tragic, seeing portions of your personal pop culture history and realizing that time has truly passed and there is no way to return, yet through media like film and photos.
Rest in Peace Robin Williams. We miss you and thank you for bringing joy into the lives of people all over the globe.
Before returning back to campus to prepare to head North the following day, we visited a quiet and serene park and filled it with laughter. While exploring in the park, we found an abandoned shovel (which obviously calls for an impromptu photoshoot).
Moments like these makes me grateful for the friends and moments I'm able to share during my time on Earth.
Inhale the Imagery
Months, a season, and a hair change cut later - I returned to New Hampshire to visit my friends. This time around was focused mainly on taking in the beauty of the state.
My friends attend Franklin Pierce University, which resides in Rindge NH. Unlike the typical Boston campus, this campus has plenty of land to explore and enjoy...including a MOUNTAIN. A MOUNTAIN...
What do you do when you're faced with a beautiful, emotion-provoking, mountain?
I took my time and allowed myself to indulge in painting and creating a picture that I felt represented the peaceful emotions I experienced while sitting on the frozen lake outside of Franklin Pierce.
Yes, you read that correctly. The lake which faced the mountain was frozen solid...which clearly means go walk on water like you're Jesus before it thaws out!!!
Franklin Pierce's Hidden Get-Away
Before I left New Hampshire, my friends Ryan and Vic showed me a hidden gem on campus. On campus, there is a little cabin facing a former ski lift trail. Not only is the view spectacular, but the inside is even cooler!
Inside lies a pad to hang out, watch tv, and chill. In the basement of the cabin is even cooler. The university created an indoor rock-wall climbing experience for its students.
I was amazed by the effort and care the university took to assure its students were content and entertained. The campus is truly gorgeous and perhaps if I could travel back in time to when I enrolled in college, I would've attended here.
Special thanks to Ryan and Vic for hosting me and showing me around your beautiful school and neighborhood.
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