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Aug 26, 2012 - Lost River Gorge

After church this morning we stopped at a local diner called John's Breakfast and Lunch. We had a delicious breakfast then went back to the RV to change clothes after which, we headed for Lost River Gorge. The water from melting glaciers, hundreds of years ago, formed the gorge. Then water frozen in cracks broke away large boulders which tumbled into the gorge hiding the river in some places. The hidden parts of the river is where the name "Lost River" came from. On the trail through the gorge are over 1,100 stairs along boardwalks that...

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Aug 25, 2012 - Lake Winnipesaukee

This morning we drove to Weirs Beach on Lake Winnepesaukee. It is a Coney Island type of arcade, eateries and shops sort of town. After doing some searching of the local eateries, we decided on a Mexican place serving half pound Angus chilie cheese dogs. It didn't really occur to us until after we ordered how big a half pound dog would be and it looked even bigger when it arrived. It was at least an inch in diameter and a foot long, covered with home made chilie with steak chunks and cheese. Of course we couldn't eat the whole thing so we...

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Aug 24, 2012 - Franconia Notch and Moose Tour

We're off early headed for Franconia Notch and the Flume Gorge. We began at the Visitor Center. We set out on the trail which, if you walk the whole thing, is a little over 2 miles (you can take the bus a short distance and then cut off the last part of the trail). We walked the whole thing. The Flume Gorge was formed by glacial activity which resulted in a narrow passage with a river flowing through it. There were several cascades and waterfalls as the river made its way through the gorge. The scenery was breathtaking. At the top, was...

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Aug 23, 2012 - Lake Sunapee

We headed down to Manchester for lunch at the Red Arrow Diner, one of the Diner, Drive-in and Dives. It was a small place with one long counter in an "L" shape and three booths. The place was packed. It was big on atmosphere with the waitress shouting at regulars and riddles on a white board above the counter. Many of the items are made from scratch and the menu is large. They serve everything on the menu 24/7 and have blue plate and daily specials. Bill had meatloaf, mac and cheese and some of their homemade baked beans. Sue had corned...

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Aug 22, 2012 - New Hampshire Here We Come

Beginning Mileage 27334 Ending Mileage 27611 Ames Brook Campground 104 Winona Rd Ashland, NH 03217 603-968-7998 9/10/8.5 Left Maine at 9:30am stopping for lunch at a service plaza in Kenebunk and arriving in Ashland about 3:30pm. The campground is nice with lots of trees and a brook running through the center. On the way in was a sign that said that the creek tended to flood in heavy rain and to be prepared to evacuate. Fortunately no rain is in the forecast while we are here. The interior roads are a little rough and narrow but the sites...

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Oct 6, 2010 - Rain day

Woke to a cool, cloudy morning, and shortly after getting our breakfast and getting on the road it started raining and it basically rained all day. So we headed to our next stop in Ashland, NH where we will be spending 2 nights. Welcome to New Hampshire! We will be visiting with a friend of Scott’s who is also visiting in the area. Internet access at last, first time in nearly a week.

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Jun 1, 2010 - Ashland, New Hampshire

6/1 – 6/3 Forty-three miles brought us from Concord to Ashland, New Hampshire (SR9, I 393, I 93). We stayed at the Ames Brook Campground for three days while we got caught up on our laundry and hopefully made the final repairs to our broken kitchen drain line. Yea, we can now use our sink again! We had a fantastic 5 star dinner at the Homestead Restaurant (Route 104, Bristol, New Hampshire 603-744-2022) recommended by the owners of the campground. We had their Wednesday special, $13.99 for a 12 oz. prime rib dinner including dessert....

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Aug 31, 2008 - Jelly Stone Campground

Stayed three nights at yogi bears Jellystone. This was our first camping experience in our 30 ft trailer. We stayed in a very quiet location site was alright, however, we were on a killer hill which made getting to all the amenities very hard. The campground had a heated pool and kiddie pool that was alright. Mini gold was pretty beat but kids were happy with it. Arcade had more games broken the working. Had some activites going on for the kids but didn't participate in them. Did some fishing but no bites. Probably won't go back to this...

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