Evan Finishes Appalachian Trail

One of my former Sunday School students generously shared his step-by-step journey along the Appalachian Trail this spring.  What an addition to our study of the regions of the United States, as we got to see the southeast and northeast regions up close and personal through his eyes.  He started in Georgia in February, and I believe he is on his fourth pair of sneakers now.  This week he made it!  All 2,190 miles to Mount Katahdin in Maine.  Here are some photos from the big finish.

We used this interactive map of the Appalachian Trail to learn more as he journeyed.

We saw this and joked that maybe this would be his next walk.  Ha ha.  Actually, it looks like college is next, and that is exciting too.  May the Lord bless you, Evan!  Thanks for sharing.

Some Websites for NH/VT Adventure Ideas


Philbrick-Cricenti Bog in New London

Montshire nature trails

Saunt-Gaudens National Historic Site

Valley Quests

Murdough Experimental Greenhouse at Dartmouth

Brookfield Floating Bridge

251 Club of Vermont

Hood Museum of Art


Things to do in New Hampshire

30 Great Things to Do in Vermont

Quechee Gorge

Velvet Rocks Trail in Lebanon, NH

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire

Covered Bridges of Vermont

Claremont Historic Walking Tour

Things to Do in Vermont with Kids

Family Friendly Activities in New Hampshire

Seven Weirdest Places to Go in New Hampshire

78 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in NH

18 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go in Vermont

57 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Vermont



Or borrow one my books for a night or two to find many more ideas:

Off the Beaten Path:  Guide to Unique Places in New Hampshire

Insiders’ Guide:  Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire

Best-Loved Family Adventures in the Connecticut River Valley

–Vt and NH guides



Mrs. Shedd’s Summer Adventure: Family Camping!

Mrs. Shedd kicked off her fantastic summer with a visit from her daughter Andrea and her family.  The Salzmans serve at Life Action in Michigan.  With Alicia ministering at Camp Maranatha, the family chose that as their special spot for reunion activities.  Their week was full of great meals, s’mores around the campfire, crafts, swimming, boating, and much more.  Here they are at the top of Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch.  They loved the Tramway!

Of course, Mrs. Shedd makes magical tea parties wherever she goes.  Here she is with her granddaughter Shalom having a tea party at Maranatha.