We were fortunate to get to visit with my niece Tiffany Lu when she came up to stay with us for two weeks in May. Naturally, we celebrated with a New England tradition, a lobster dinner hosted by Sharon and Dan.
Lobster comes back into season in May, so Tiffany picked a great time to come for a visit! She was actually in the area to attend a conducting class up in New Hampshire, an d a friend’s wedding.
We took her on a hike up Ward Hill in Andover. The view was great, but the mosquitoes were terrible!
For some reason, they were trying to bite Jeff more than Tiffany and me. We decided to trying hiking somewhere else to get away from the mosquitoes!
We went hiking in the Phillips Academy Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary instead. It did not have the swarms of spring mosquitoes that were present at Ward Hill.
The sanctuary was very green and pretty, with lots of flowering mountain laurels and rhododendron bushes alongside of the trail.
Massachusetts often has a short spring season, but there are always lots of flowers blooming during those few weeks of the year!
The sanctuary has 65 acres of land, with several small ponds.
It was definitely still jacket weather in Massachusetts!
Another view of the pond in the Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary.
We ended our hike with a dinner at Fuddruckers, where Jeff decided to order (and eat!) a giant hamburger! That is the 1 pound of beef burger that he is biting into in the photo below!
Afterwards, we walked around downtown Andover
We ended the day enjoying some frozen yogurt. In New England, it is never too cold to eat ice cream or frozen yogurt!