Monthly Archives: October 2013

Getting back on the road!

Atop North Unc in Goffstown, our very first summit together! We'll return to Goffstown on Tues., Oct. 29 for a presentation at the library.

Atop North Unc in Goffstown, our very first summit together! We’ll return to Goffstown on Tues., Oct. 29 for a presentation at the library.

Well, life has been a little subdued here at Buffalo and Tough Cookie central. We’re getting ready for Halloween (Janelle is going as a zombie punk rocker) and the temps are coming down. We’re seeing pics of snow on the ground in the Whites and are actively looking for a window to get up there!

Meantime, we have what looks like it will be a great event at Goffstown Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 29, starting at 6:30. This is a special place for us as North Unc in Goffstown was the first mountain Janelle and I climbed together. Can’t wait to get back! Please stop by and say hello, and talk hiking with us!

The Goffstown gig will begin a string of events through Christmas that will take us all over the state; Durham, Bristol, Lincoln, Gorham and Exeter to name a few. The book makes for a great holiday present, don’t you think?

What plans do you have for the fall?

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Big Goffstown Library event, and a video!

Hey all, just a quick note to check out the amazing video the wonderful folks over at Goffstown Public Library put together to mark our book signing there next week. Big thanks to Sandy Whipple and crew for doing this for us. We love it! We’ll be there for our presentation and reading on Tues. Oct. 29 at 6:30. Click here to watch the video and get more information about our event: Buffalo and Tough Cookie Video

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Toddler days; we start ’em small here at Buffalo and Tough Cookie central

Enjoying fall at the edge of Tower Hill Pond in Auburn.

Enjoying fall at the edge of Tower Hill Pond in Auburn.

Happy Monday everyone! Janelle and I took the whole gang out for a hike in Auburn on Sunday, traversing the nearly five-mile Tower Hill Pond Trail in some fantastic fall weather. It was good to get outside and feel the pleasant creep of sore feet.

Meena came, and Janelle’s aunt Beth and her friend Peter. But most gratifying was the presence of toddler Josie. It was her first hike and she loved it. (And even hiked some of it!) And with no baby backpack at our disposal, when Josie got tired we just carried her, which gave our arms and shoulders a good work out as well!

Winter might be just around the corner, but New Hampshire is working hard to keep it at bay just a little longer. If you’re looking for a mostly flat, beautiful leaf-peeping hike here in the southern part of the state, it doesn’t get much better than Tower Hill.

If you go: Tower Hill Pond and the trails around it are used in the winter for snowmobiles, but are perfect now for mountain bikes, jogging or hiking.

Directions: Take Route 101 to Exit 2. Follow Hooksett Road to Old Candia Road. Take a left and go under the highway and up Tower Hill Road. There are three main trailheads on the other side of the tunnel. All of them will lead you to the pond.

Tough Cookie and Peter help toddler Josie up the incline to the pond! Go Josie!

Tough Cookie and Peter help toddler Josie up the incline to the pond! Go Josie!

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A beautiful book review from Auburn library

Happy Friday all. I just wanted to post this very kind book review from Griffin Free Public Library librarian Ricky Sirois. Here it is: Book Review from Auburn library.

It’s a real joy to read a review where that comes so close to the heart of the book. And it’s pretty neat to come from a librarian as well! And remember, it would mean a great deal to me if you’d consider posting your own review on Amazon, which uses reviews as part of its book ranking matrix. I would be very grateful for even short reviews. You can link to Amazon to post a review here: Click the tab that says Create Your Own Review

Thanks and have a great weekend!

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Making new friends at the Blue Hill Open House

Tough Cookie works our table at the Blue Hill Observatory open house. It was great to meet so many new friends!

Tough Cookie works our table at the Blue Hill Observatory open house. It was great to meet so many new friends!

Since our wonderful group hike with Trish, Alex and Sage a couple of weeks ago, Buffalo and Tough Cookie have been getting more involved in Blue Hill Observatory and Reservation just south of Boston. Dan started a new job there last week, guiding school field trips on the reservation trails, and both Dan and Janelle were on hand over the weekend to take part in the Blue Hill Open House Day.

We set up a table near the observatory and took part in a whole day’s worth of events, presentations, hikes and tours. We were amazed at the amount of hikers and cyclists we saw over the course of the day, and happily met them all! (And gave out quite a bit of Grape Nuts Fit snacks as well.)

We’re amazed at how much there is to explore there, and we’re already planning some winter snowshoe trips to check out other parts of the reservation. Incredibly, there’s 125 miles of trails at Blue Hill! Stop by their website and check out all this amazing place has to offer. Let us know if you’d like to hike with us some time!

In other news, the book is doing well and Buffalo and Tough Cookie have been enjoying their tour. We’ve met some amazing and incredibly supportive people. Our next public event is at 6:30pm, Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Goffstown Public Library. In the meantime, many of you have written to say you’ve enjoyed the book. Thank you all! And hello, and thanks for joining to all our new fans as well. We love to hear from you, and are always grateful when you take the time to write a review on Amazon. That means a lot!

So, onward into Fall! The adventures continue.

Tough Cookie enjoys great views from the top of the "castle"

Tough Cookie enjoys great views from the top of the “castle”

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