New Hampshire in the summer is a thing of beauty, filled with lush green vegetation, and clear bright sunshine. And a fair amount of humidity, which is not as pretty. The summer weather makes the local swimming holes very important. We visited several. The first was Lady's Bathtub.
"Lady's" is a wide, deep, slow spot in the Pemigewasset River ("the Pemi"), which flows through Lincoln, NH. Lincoln is a small, ski town in the middle of the White Mountains, and it is Mark's hometown. This was our destination for a big family reunion and memorial service for Mark's father. Mark has many wonderful memories of growing up in this amazing setting, and was so happy to share it with the girls.
But the relaxing and floating didn't last for long. Because there are things to be done at Lady's Bathtub.
Like building dams.
Mark and his brother, John, set to work on one of their favorite pasttimes at the river, which of course is building the biggest, best damn dam they possibly can.
They put everyone to work.
During the course of our stay, the water level in Lady's rose a foot.
Of course, the day we left, it rained, and I'm sure the dam was washed away.
How's that for some good, clean, summer family fun?!