Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy 30th Birthday Sue

This past week I took a small trip to New Hampshire. There was a very special occasion. My daughter Sue was turning 30 years old. How did this happen? It seems like only a few years ago she was turning 10. It is amazing how fast time goes by. I remember sitting on my grandmother's front porch, swinging back and forth, and her giving me little pearls of wisdom. She would say that time goes by faster as we get up in age. Now I truly believe her. At that time in my life the biggest wait I had was summer's arrival. Many years later and time rather zooms past now. It is so important to experience and treasure our memories. Travel always depends on weather in our neck of the woods. NH is about a 3hr trip and the weather was threatening snow showers. No problem with my truck. Up early that morning, coffee in hand and away I went. Interstate 95 is a bit boring. The scenery improves greatly when you take the back roads. New Hampshire is a state rich in history with many woolen mills which used hydro power in years past. Salmon Falls damn still exists and has been made into a park. It looks much better when the sun shines. Here is the damn with an iron train trestle bridge. The current looks so dangerous and gives you a certain amount of respect for the water.
True quality American workmanship at it's best. The snow was really starting to fall.
These are the Salmon Falls Woollen Mills. Now it is filled with artists shops. But, thank heaven it is still standing. Many mills still remain in the Northeast area.
Sorry for the mirror in the middle of the picture. Dover, NH still has a Mounted Police Unit. I didn't think they would take kindly to me stopping in the middle of the road to take their picture. Not with traffic behind me.
Susan and I took a tour of the countryside. We had to stop for cows crossing the road.
And people pushing cows across the road. Brookford Farm is an organic farm in Rollinsford, NH. I love this place. Sue plans on getting chickens and vegetables there this summer.
And more cows. I love rural life.
And Happy Birthday Sue! What do I get for my daughter's 30th birthday? Why the same thing I got for her 9th. A shiny new bicycle.
I had a wonderful trip and enjoyed each and every minute with her. Making memories. Keeping in touch. Making my heart happy. Love you girl....ah woman. sniff sniff.

Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm. sniff sniff


Michaele said...

What a nice day. Thanks for sharing the photos. Very interesting. A very pretty daughter you have also.

Brenda Courtney Larson said...

Okay, now we're talking! I tried to post a comment yesterday but I couldn't figure out what to do! There was nothing that said "Post a comment" but today there is! LOL!
Hi, Kelly! My oldest daughter just turned 28 in I know exactly what you mean about time passing quickly as we get older!
I did want to say...your ram looks just like my ram, Solomon. Your lmab is so cute...still no lambs for us, yet, though. Soon, I'm sure.

Brenda Courtney Larson said...

Well, trying this again...the last post didn't take, I guess!
My oldest (Daughter Jessica) just turned 28 in Feb and I know just what you mean about time flying by these days...Happy Birthday to your daughter.
Your ram looks just like mine!
Okay, let's see what happens this time.

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday Sue!!! My oldest daughter is turning 40 this year... how on earth did that happen!! LOL

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Sue doesn't look 30 yrs old in that photo. That was a nice present you gave her. I love rural life too, wish we had more of it.

Danni said...

Ah, I love hearing you have a happy heart!
Happy birthday to your baby, Sue!
A new bike is a wonderful gift.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter.......and I know........where do those sweet little ones go?? They grow up too fast! Love your photos! The cows made me smile. There is a ranch, just a bit down the road. The cowboys, on their horses, drive their cattle down the front of our home. It is so fun to watch and hear! blessings,Kathleen

Paula said...

Awww... Happy birthday to your daughter! Thanks for taking us along on the trip... the pictures were great!

katiegirl said...

Happy birthday to Sue! I just turned 30 as well. I love the pictures of the old mill, how great!

Lili said...

So glad your beautiful girl is not that far away to make a day trip visit! Love the look of the mounted police there, I had no idea. It's so pretty there and I bet she'll have fun riding around on her new bike there, that is a very cool gift! ~Lili