Summer in the White Mountains

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New Hampshire is one of my favorite places in the summer.  As a kid, my family would always go up and camp for a week and enjoy summer in the White Mountains.  This past weekend, I was in Lincoln to host the Vacation Club University at the Village Shops in Lincoln, NH and also had some time to do a few fun things as well!

The VCU was a great time!  We had a good turn out, about 65 people, and it was nice to meet the owners that I had spoken with on the phone.  It’s always nice to put a face with a name!  Some of the top questions were regarding Accrued Points and exchanging with Interval International. 

If you have yet to attend a VCU, I highly recommend it not only for the information that we provide but also it’s a great way to talk to other owners who may have already done what you are trying to do.  We had one owner offer some great tips regarding exchanging through Interval International during the Flexchange window.  (Flexchange is the 59 day window for more last minute travel offered through Interval International – it uses the least amount of points!)  Our next VCU will be held on September 13, 2008 on Cape Cod.  The location is still being determined and as soon as we know, we will post it both here and on the front page of our website

After the VCU, I enjoyed a great lunch at Truants Tavern which offers a great pub style menu.  I also have to recommend their homemade pies, especially the blueberry pie!  After lunch, we enjoyed a nice drive up to Cannon Mountain where we took the tram to the summit and took in views of the White Mountains and the Green Mountains.  We also took a little walk to the Old Man in the Mountain viewing area to see where he once was.  It was a nice little walk and since it was such a nice day, I was upset I hadn’t packed better hiking shoes!

We took a quick swim in the pool while owners were enjoying the barbeque area of South Mountain.  They also have a nice new fire pit area where you can just light a fire and sit around and chat during the evening.  Before dinner, we decided to check out the Hobo Hills Miniature Golf.  I finally broke my mini-golf losing streak in grand fashion!  Two hole-in-ones!

The next day, we had a great breakfast at the Texas Toast Eatery.  They make some amazing stuffed french toast and their own twist on home fries was a great start to the day!   We did a little shopping in Lincoln (the Bass outlet was having a great sale!) before heading on our way home.  We also made a short shopping detour in Tilton (exit 20 on Rt. 93) which is always fun because there are so many shops there like Harry and David, Nike Outlet, Old Navy outlet, and the Coach outlet.  Also, they usually have cheap gas – we paid $3.42/gallon!

I can’t wait to go up to Lincoln again because I really do enjoy the quiet beauty of the mountains, especially in the summer time when the days are longer and you can enjoy the other activities that the White Mountains have to offer.

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