My sister's home is like an oasis. She lives in what once was a vacation lodge that has been turned into four apartments. Right now all the residents are women, each with a variety of cats and dogs. Both the humans and the pets are very friendly.
The end of the driveway faces the big lake, Winnipesaukee. The side yard abuts Mirror Lake which is much smaller. Mitt Romney has a summer home on Winnipesaukee, my niece takes care of their horses during the summer. Jimmy Fallon and other celebrities are frequent visitors as well. Most of the small traditional cabins have been replaced with mansions that dot the shore line.
Mirror Lake is nice and quiet, no big motor boats or jet skis stirring up a wake. Just a relaxing dock where you can dip your feet into the water, which was surprisingly warm considering it was 52 degrees when I arrived on Sunday.