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Oct 6, 2018 - Epsom NH and Appleview Orchard

Arrived at Circle 9 campground early in the afternoon. Ray has a growth on his ear that needs attention and we were able to get to an Urgent Care place in Concord. He was in and out in less than 30 minutes. He said it was a nice facility - is getting an appointment in Ocala on our return. I ran errands - good to be in a familiar place as we have a Sams and Walmart close. Camping World that we did not need this time. Next day we drove north of Epsom on Hwy 28, scenic. This was recommended by the campground and we found an apple festival at...

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Aug 9, 2018 - New Hampshire statehouse

I shopped at Sams and Dollar General, printed bills at the Library and went downtown to see the Capitol building and get my book stamped. The clerks in the gift shop were very informative, there are diaoramas of important historic events there. There was an engagement in 1774 involving Paul Revere in which a British armory near Portsmouth was successfully taken. Then of course John Stark’s battle at Bennington. He is credited with the saying Live Free or Die - the rest is dying isn’t so bad. Another diorama depicts the Massachusetts...

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Aug 8, 2018 - Circle 9

We drove State Route 9 which is the Molly Stark trail. She was the wife of John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington and this was the route taken by his troops back to New Hampshire after the battle. She provided medical aid to the troops and is memorialized by a state park, highway and other public buildings - she’s more famous than he. Hwy 9 was mountain driving from Woodford to Brattleboro. There were steep grades and curves, but very scenic. After Brattleboro Hwy 9 was easier. We stopped at a roadside area and bought corn from a...

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Aug 16, 2017 - Epsom NH

First stop on our way to Celina is back at Circle 9 Ranch. We are in the spot next to the original one, not quite as nice but still level. Tire is still leaking but slowly, Ray will just fill it up as needed and we hope to make it to Celina and get it looked at there.

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Aug 12, 2017 - Franklin pierce 14th president

We visited the Pierce manse, 1838 home of Franklin Pierce, only president from New Hampshire, elected in 1852. He is considered one of the worst US presidents. One distinction was a case he won defending the Shakers who the state was attempting to deport from New Hampshire. He was somewhat of an accidental candidate as he was nominated on the 49th ballot at the democratic national convention. His downfall was support for the Kansas Nebraska Act that allowed slavery to be decided by individual states as they entered the union. He personally...

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Aug 11, 2017 - Epsom NH

Traffic nightmare. We took the GPS suggestion to go on the toll road interstates, was to be 30-45 minutes longer and more miles but theoretically a smoother drive. We hit traffic as soon as we got around Springfield, MA and were stop and go on I495 that is the Boston bypass, a little construction but mainly too many vehicles. Then when we got into NH we just crawled along I93 all the way from the state line to Concord, even on the toll road it was just a very slow crawl. It took us 8 hours total to get to our campground, including a stop...

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Sep 24, 2015 - Epsom, New Hampshire

We spent two days visiting Carmen’s friend Tara in Manchester New Hampshire. The first day we took a scenic drive north through the Franconia Notch – about 70 miles - and stopped in Sugar Hill for lunch at Polly’s Pancake Parlor. At Polly’s you order 6 pancakes - in groups of two- that are about 3” in diameter. There are 6 choices for batter and six choices for toppings. People come from all around for her pancakes. They were very good. We also took the tram to the top of Cannon Mountain where we could see Vermont, Maine and Canada. Later...

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Aug 11, 2011 - Wishes for my friends

Unfortunately we had bad news yesterday regarding our friend, Robert, who traveled with us last summer to Alaska. He fell 14' while trying to trim a tree in his yard and ended up in intensive care Tuesday evening. He fractured many bones in his back, some disks are compressed, but he's ever so fortunate in that there was no apparant damage to the spinal cord or his head. He's able to move all fingers and toes...what a blessing. We talked to him this morning and he's out of intensive care, but the healing will be slow. We're so upset about...

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Aug 28, 2009 - White Mountains New Hampshire

Today we drove up to the White Mountains it took us about 3 hours because we didn't want to take any freeways we just drove along windy roads going through rural communities. It was absolutely beautiful we drove past lake after lake and the towns were absolutely unbelievable. Lots of antique places along the way and small little shops which are quite unique. It was well worth the extra time it took us you see going by freeway is only 1 1/4 hrs long vs 3 hrs. We arrived at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves which is quite a little hike...

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Hunter's Travel

Aug 26, 2009 - Epson, New Hampshire

We arrived in Epson, New Hampshire on Monday it was a really short drive from Maine only about 1 1/2 hrs. We got to our campsite and it was somewhat of a surprise a little bit out of the way up a very windy dirt road. When we arrived the owner said to us at first or your rigs too big for here and we said but you accepted our reservation, so he said okay your lucky I have only one spot that will fit you! We kinda shook our heads because he was a little bit of a grabbie fellow. Anyways we got into our spot and it is quite nice very quiet and...

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Hunter's Travel

Sep 8, 2008 - On the road to New Hampshire

Up at 5 am to see the sunrise again. No clouds this time and we’re so close, we don’t have to take driving time into account. Last glimpse of Acadia NP before we head out toward New Hampshire. This time the sun rose as a flowing yellow orange ball, lighting up the sky in a pinky-yellow flow. As always, busy sign spotting: The Main Dish above a Curves sign. As we came around a corner in historic old Ellsworth we spotted: “Cock County Eratic Committee.” WHAT?! Then we move a little further and find it really says, “Hancock County Democratic...

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