A little R&R in New Hampshire

February 17, 2015

So this past weekend my friends and I had the crazy idea to go up North to see more snow!! Trust me, the same day we took off we were all questioning ourselves why we didn't make plans to go to Bermuda or the Bahamas instead of heading up North into colder temperatures. Crazy I know! But after three days of being all together, having a fun and relaxing weekend, no regrets here! The focus of our trip was to go snowmobiling. Have any of you done it? It was on my bucket list after I tried jet skiing in Miami a few years ago so I figured snowmobiling had to be as fun.  

First of all let me tell you, if you are going to try this sport out, especially in 2 degree weather, to wear many layers of clothing and a face mask.  Second, take nips for after the ride to warm up quickly! Did I just say that? No way! Hey, no judging! It was 5 o'clock somewhere and when you can't feel your extremities, you need to take some type of measures.  Might as well be a tasty one. 

The experience was awesome! But I do have to admit it can be scary.  You need to have the upper body strength in order to control the snowmobile, if you don't, you can easily loose control and have an accident.  Just like anything, drive with caution.  Know your limits and you should be fine.  We did a self guided tour so we were able to stop whenever and wherever we wanted on the path.  

Side note: read the fine print when signing away in order to ride the snowmobiles.  Make sure YOU inspect your machine before mounting, take pictures of it. DO NOT rely on the staff doing it for you.  We learned this the bad way. Once you return from your journey, all vehicles are inspected by the staff and they found a broken part in one of our snowmobiles.  We were told we had to hit something hard in order to have that break but we didn't hit anything.  So to us there was some shady stuff going on there but we did sign the paperwork and we had dish out the money to cover the broken part.  So learn from us, do your homework, inspect the machine yourself, take pictures with your cellphone.  It can save you money.  

Despite of that small incident, we had a blast and would do it again.  Here are some images from my trip.  

Here's a short video of me in action!!  

We finished at a good time so we decided to make the best of our day.  We went for an afternoon stroll and I wanted to snap some shots with my DSLR.  My friend Marie took a picture of me while I was playing with my settings.  Weird to be in front of the camera instead of behind it.  

Proven fact: never too cold for ICE CREAM!!  So yes, we couldn't help it but stop for an afternoon snack.  Ready to drool?! Keep scrolling down! 

My group of friends waiting patiently for our treats while I was snapping away.  You know you have great friends when they pose for you willingly after a hundred pictures.

If that wasn't enough, we ended our night visiting this magical place, Ice Castles in Lincoln, New Hampshire. This was beautiful! These images don't do any justice.  The images below were taken with our cell phones.  It was way too cold for my DSLR. It resembled Elsa's castle from the movie "Frozen".  

Peek-a-boo!!! Can you see me? This is how cold it was! I was only exposing my eyes!

This was a very needed mini vacation and I'm so happy that things worked out for my friends and I to enjoy.  Major shout-out to my HB and friends for making this weekend happen and for letting me photograph our moments together.  When is our next trip?

Hope you all enjoyed your long weekend.  Stay warm friends!

Love ~ Organized Chica xox