Summer in New Hampshire is a great family time, when my brother and I can bring our two families together. Although my children all live in D.C., my brother’s children are scattered all over the place. So when our families come together in New Hampshire, it’s a great “cousin-get-acquainted” time, and a time for them to bond and get reacquainted with each other. There are now over 50 descendants from my parents. Only my last four grandchildren live in Washington. The others live in California, Utah, Massachusetts and Texas.
The biggest family event for us in the summer is Sunday dinner at my house. My wife, Donna, cooks a beautiful prime rib every Sunday, along with her own special recipe for Yorkshire pudding. Last Sunday, we had 25 children and grandchildren for Sunday dinner. All of us go to church together before this wonderful Sunday meal.
During the week, water sports take over. There’s water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, even old, antique wooden boats, and of course, lots of golf and tennis on some of the most beautiful and picturesque golf courses in the country. I think if you ask my children and grandchildren what their favorite place in the world is, all would unanimously agree it is New Hampshire, for they all have so many memories of growing up by the lake every summer.
I feel we’re really blessed to spend these bright summer days by beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee surrounded by the White Mountains.
What’s your favorite summertime memory?
I’m Bill Marriott and thank you for helping me keep Marriott on the Move.