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Jul 23, 2018 - Day 14

I woke up early this morning to the sound of thunder and rain. Didn't sound like a good day to walk around Portsmouth. Later we both got up and had breakfast at the hotel. The rain had stopped but it was still gray and the forecast called for rain off and on all day, with some thunderstorms. Since the rain had stopped, we decided to take a chance. We arrived in Portsmouth at around 10:30 and found a parking deck for the car. We weren't sure where we were going, but began walking around. Shortly we found a sign for the Portsmouth Historical...

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Jul 22, 2018 - Day 13

A rainy day in New Hampshire today, so we decided this was not the day to walk around Portsmouth. We decided instead to drive out to Hillsboro to see the boyhood home of Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the US. We had the complimentary breakfast at the hotel and left for Hillsboro. It took a little over an hour to get there in the rain. By the time we got there, however, it had slowed considerably. When we arrived, there were just a few cars in the parking lot. Not many people came out on a day like this. As opposed to the site of...

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Jul 21, 2018 - Day 12

Today we are checking out of the hotel in Bethlehem. Before we did, we walked through the main building. There were sitting areas, a working fireplace, a reading room and more. It really was charming. Note to self...if I am ever back there, get into the main building. We had our breakfast, once again very good, and checked out the grounds. Off to the side of the hotel we found an old bridge called the Pierce Bridge. It was an old structure kind of like a metal covered bridge using just the superstructure. The interesting thing was, there...

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Jun 27, 2017 - Letterboxing

Most of the boxes I found today were in the town of Exeter and most of them were located in old, small cemeteries. Two had especially interesting stories. John Greenleaf Whittier was a poet who lived and died in southern New Hampshire and I actually recognized the Snowbound poem. The other one was great because it praised someone who would take a chance on being caught freeing a slave and get his palm branded as a slave-stealer! Based on a true story! Dan Brown is a famous author who wrote The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. He comes...

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Nov 29, 2013 - Day 1Driving to East Lyme Ct

Hard to say good bye to My sisters Sally & Shirley who gave us a very comfortable home for the past month as we readied for this amazing adventure. Pete's mom & brother helped us Christen the "Miss Robin" with a fine bottle of champagne as we left Exeter.

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RV Adventures

Aug 23, 2008 - No Refunds. No Whining.

After attempting to navigate the Castle through some narrow places, we arrived at our overnight destination. When we checked in I noticed a sign that read, "No Refunds. No Whining." It was more expensive than we were told it would be on the phone, and we barely made it in to the place and parked. It's not intended for Castles, just hobbits. There were tons of kids, but it was a DUMP. Katie kept saying, this is a joke. I want to leave. Unfortunately, we had already paid, and it was only for a night. We left the next morning, and as we...

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Jul 7, 2008 - Exeter, NH

Back to Exeter, NH until the leaves turn sometime in Oct. We are renting a loft style apartment from a friend and from here we'll use Exeter as a jumping point to tour Maine, MA, NH, VT, etc. We fell into a very sweet deal! Our RV is parked across the street from this apartment - for FREE - in an old warehouse parking lot. THAT means I don't have to pay for storage :)

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Jun 23, 2008 - Exeter, NH

What a day! Drove 358 miles in pouring rain and over the mountains from NY. Visiting our friend, Catherine, who used to work with Kathy at Beazer in jacksonville, FL. She owns property here in Exeter and happened to be in the neighborhood! Boondocking next to a Dunkin Doughnut so that's good! HA!

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