Wordless Wednesday Linky – Friday Fun in the White Mountains

We are so blessed to live less than an hour from the gorgeous White Mountains of New Hampshire.
It was a beautiful day on Friday and we decided to take an impromptu trip up there. We went to The Basin because it’s absolutely incredible, a short walk (so perfect for small children), and it’s free.

This is my favorite photo – I haven’t gotten a good picture of Nate & all four kids in a long time!

Luke loves dandelions –

He was so cute about it.

This is the Pemigewasset River

“The Basin” – it’s a beautiful rock formation shaped like a bowl. Thousands of gallons of water rush through it.

A waterfall nearby:

Nate and the kids, watching the waterfall…and waiting patiently for me to finish taking pictures so we could move on…

The kids all did really well…even Luke who was very happy to be walking along like the rest of us (and only occasionally taking a detour where we’d have to grab him)

Luke was very excited about the water…

..except that the water was very cold and he did not like that. He couldn’t understand it and was very frustrated…
(we couldn’t help laughing, he was so funny!)

The beautiful rock formations that part of the river flows through – I’m always amazed by it

We walked on to another beautiful waterfall above The Basin.
It was here that I started playing with the settings on my camera more.

 Photo # 1

Photo #2

Another angle:

And another…

We walked to a view looking down on The Basin and I took these:

It was so much fun!

 So that was a lot of photos. More than I thought. Oops!
It can be hard to choose!

Now it’s your turn! Link up your Wordless (or not so) Wednesday posts here:

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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Nicole - Mama to 4 Blessings says:

    WOW, GREAT PICS! Wish we had mountains in Florida, our mountains are hills! :)

  2. Great photos. You have a gorgeous family :)
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  3. This looks like a wonderful place to visit.
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  4. Ellen B says:

    Great pictures – I actually live just a bit above the notch – we go to the basin just to take a walk sometimes. I probably live about 15 or so minutes away from the Basin. Looks like everyone had a great time!

  5. The shots of the water are amazing! You have a beautiful family btw =)
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  6. What gorgeous pictures Erika. Amazing family memories

  7. Beautiful pictures! I love the first picture of your family.
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  8. I love the waterfall photos! You chose a good day to go – we live in southern New Hampshire, and it had rained for days straight!! Can’t wait to see the sun!

  9. My fave pic is the one on the log!
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  10. i have very close friends living in Merrimack, NH, and one time i was there visiting they took me to the White Mountains. It was cool out, but so lovely. Now i have a destination…next time i go and they ask me what i’d like to do, i’ll mention the Basin. Thanks for the awesome pics and post.
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  11. Your family shots are great. And I love the dandelion expression. But I just adore the lovely shots of the water. Completely understand what you mean by it being so hard to choose pictures to share.
    Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Too bad we are in Pa
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  12. Wow! Breath taking photos! We want to go camping this summer and these photos make me want to do so like yesterday! lol As usual what cute subjects you have!! 😉

  13. Those are really great photos you have shared for us here.. Well sometimes families should really have a great adventure together like this and have some good time with the kids too..
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  14. wow gorgeous photos!

  15. Looks like a beautiful place. I have family in Connecticut.
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  16. It looks like such a magical place to visit! Love your gorgeous pictures.
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  17. Makes me want to go back so badly. We had so much fun there as kids. And I remember how cold that water is so I agree with Luke. lol! Gorgeous job!
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  18. I love the pictures of the river. Makes me want to take of my shoes and walk in the water. It looks so cool and refreshing.
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  19. Such gorgeous pictures!
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  20. Beautiful! Sometimes I do love living in New England!
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  21. What a gorgeous place. I love how having kids gives you all the more reason to take time to do such beautiful things and to take photos. Thank you for sharing!!
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  22. Wow beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful family day outing:)
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  23. This looks like a wonderful place to explore.What wonderful moments you were able to capture.
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  24. What beautiful scenery! Great pics!
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  25. I love seeing kids enjoying the outdoors and appreciating nature. They look like they had a fantastic time.
    Following you from the Hop and have a great day.
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  26. courtney b says:

    gorgeous scenery! looks like you had a blast!

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