This weekend was a truly glorious weekend in many ways. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the flowers are growing. Spring has finally found its way to Coos County and a collective sigh of relief has been uttered from many resident's mouths. Gone are the slush filled streets that are now filled with bicycles, skateboards, dogs happily walking with their owners and people just taking a stroll enjoying the clean mountain air that only Coos County offers. Every spring I make it a point to drive to Pinkham Notch to sit by the bustling waters of the Peabody River and just inhale the pure clean air and the smell of clean water. I honestly do not think that you can replicate this scent. (If someone made a candle or an air freshener that smelled like this, I would own stocks in the company.) As I sat on the edge of the river, perched comfortably on a boulder made of granite, I watched the ice chunks flow down from their winter home up in the mountain and slowly dissolve as they travel through the rock and boulder filled river bed. This is nature at it's best. The mountains that rise up so high are breathtaking this time of year. They are slowly emerging from beneath their deep coat of snow and the extreme skiiers are hurriedly hiking to the top of Tuckerman's Ravine to only ski back down it in one of the most hair raising, thrill seeking adventures of their lives. Coos County is truly a wonderous place to live, work and play.