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Jul 17, 2011 - Last morning at Hampton Beach

We have had a wonderful stay at Hampton Beach. We went out for lobster on three occasions. You must enjoy seafood while in New England. We had some of Tim and Gail's family drop in for visits during the week. We especially enjoyed a visit yesterday with their daughter Heidi and her twin boys, Alex and Brian. We are up and on the move early this morning, hoping to pack up and move away from the beach before the traffic gets heavy. Along with beautiful weather, you get huge tourist traffic that leads to gridlock along the beach. We are going...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Day 4 and 5

The weather has been beautiful here at Hampton. It is hot, but there is a constant ocean breeze that blows off the water. Yesterday was a shopping day. Gail, Tim and I travelled about fifty miles north along the coast to Scarborough, Maine to shop at a Cabella’s. It is similar to our Bass Pro Shop and had a huge selection of camping, fishing, and hunting. I bought a couple more campfire chairs. Glenna and Kathleen did their annual outlet shopping spree. I joined them at the Clement cottage in the late afternoon. We had a delicious lobster...

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Jul 11, 2011 - At the Beach

I learned a lesson yesterday, never plan to arrive at Hampton Beach State Park on a Sunday afternoon. The park is located at the south end of Hampton Beach and is right on the ocean. We had a nice four hour drive from Albany New York and arrived in the beach area at about 2 pm. The final 10 kilometers along the beach to our campground took over TWO hours. It was bumper to bumper. It was a beautiful day and everyone decided to spend it at the beach. All the parking spots were taken and there was absolutely nowhere for people to go. As a...

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Aug 27, 2005 - Hampton Beach, NH

One of our favorite beach spots in the area, Hampton Beach is about an hours drive from Waltham (where we lived). I remember taking trips to here in my car, windows rolled down, the sun roof open, Metallica music playing, and Dhunna and I speeding away in full glory. Most of the drive was on I95, the last stretch after crossing into New Hampshire was on a local road. And, parking was always a tricky thing. We'd need a lot of quarters for the parking meters. The town itself did not seem very big; tourism seemed to be the major driver of...

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