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Carroll County

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  • Day18

    North Conway, New Hampshire

    September 27, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    It was time to close the book on our whirlwind tour of Atlantic Canada. This isn't our customary style of travel....a different hotel or B&B almost every night as well as many travel miles.....so we were both feeling a bit exhausted. Perhaps as a result, JS turned the air blue as we left Saint John early Sunday morning because the GPS couldn't locate the satellite as quickly as he would like. So we meandered a bit before reaching the Trans Canada Highway. Later in the morning we reflected on the past 2 weeks.

    Likes:

    - breakfasts, but not the beds, at most of our B&Bs
    - the pastoral life of PEI and the ruggedness of Cape Breton Island
    - fresh lobster, scallops and haddock that we ate almost daily
    - warm, sometimes hot, sunny days
    - beautiful scenery around every corner
    - friendly, welcoming reception by the locals
    - the historical significance of the people and places

    Dislikes:

    - the major cities, except for Charlottetown
    - we kept missing the kitchen parties so sadly did not attend one
    - rude Quebecois who ought to just stay home
    - the high cost of lodging, meals, and gas
    - the weight I gained from eating all that good food, not to mention the wine

    The 7 hour drive went by quickly and we arrived in NH around 5. When we checked into our timeshare condo, we were assigned a regular hotel room with a small kitchenette instead of the studio suite I had paid for. Since they were full for the night we reluctantly accepted this room. The photo is of the main building but the timeshare units are located in a separate building at the rear. North Conway is situated in White Mountain National Forest and reminds us of a much smaller version of Banff. I was expecting vibrant Fall foliage but apparently it is slower than usual this year so the leaves are just beginning to turn.

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  • Day22

    This is New Hampshire

    October 1, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    There are 54 historic, covered wooden bridges in the state. Decorating for Fall and Halloween is a big event here. Every year they have a competition called "The Return of the Pumpkin People" and they can be found everywhere in the region. The North Conway vintage train can be seen and heard frequently as it takes tourists on a short but scenic route.

    We are back to our usual routine of me cooking all of our meals....pasta, stir fry, and tacos are our favourite easy dinners for travel and camping. When I came out of the grocery store I was greeted with this magnificent sunset. The colours are real and untouched.
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  • Day24

    A hiking challenge for 60 somethings

    October 3, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Today we took another pleasant drive to a different area of the park. We selected a hike to Arethusa Falls....at 200 feet they are the highest in the state. The trail climbs 750 feet and the first km is rocky and steep. It took us 2 hours round trip and was tough on our aging, arthritic knees but we enjoyed the challenge and scenery.Read more

  • Day9

    Auf dem Weg nach New Hampshire

    September 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Ihr Lieben, der heutige Bericht fällt kurz aus...
    Das Spannendste an diesem Tag ist direkt nach dem Aufstehen passiert.
    Beim Entsorgen von Restmüll in einem Mülleimer neben unserer Lodge hörte ich ein Rascheln aus dem Inneren. Gleich darauf kam mir ein großes Grauhörnchen entgegen gesprungen. Ich weiß nicht, wer sich von uns beiden mehr erschrocken hat. Ich war jedenfalls ruckzuck wieder in unserem Zimmer... :-)

    Ansonsten hat die Wettervorhersage von gestern leider ihr Versprechen gehalten. Ganz Maine wurde heute von einer Starkregenfront durchzogen :-(

    Da wir heute eine für diesen Roadtrip mit 300 Meilen eine relativ lange Strecke im Auto verbracht haben, war das zum Fahren zwar nicht so nett, aber zumindest haben wir am heutigen Tag nicht wirklich was verpasst. Unser heutiger Trip führte uns in die White Mountains und die
    Strecke passte genau zum Wetter...
    Hier zeigte sich die Trostlosigkeit mancher Ecken dieses Landes in seiner ganzen Bandbreite.
    Das Leben scheint in dieser Gegend auf das Westliche beschränkt zu sein. Links und rechts der Straße ist nichts als Wald und dazwischen immer wieder unscheinbare, ungepflegte Farmhäuser. Größere Ortschaften zeichnen sich durch eine Tankstelle (mit einer Zapfsäule), eine Ampel, die nur aus einem Blinklicht besteht und schaukelnd über einer Kreuzung hängt, sowie einem Gun-Shop aus. In solch einer Kulisse muss der Film ‚Psycho’ gedreht worden sein. Gut, dass wir nicht im Dunkeln gefahren sind und wir den Namen unseres Hotels kannten :-)
    Wie auf unserem Roadtrip an die Westküste haben wir uns immer wieder gefragt, wovon die Menschen hier leben und wie und vor allem wo sie einer Arbeit nachgehen. Größere Ortschaften gab es auf der gesamten Strecke nämlich nicht...
    Menschen allerdings auch nicht. Die haben wir erst wieder im Walmart kurz vor unserem Ziel gesehen - Ziemlich spezielle Exemplare.
    Die Männer sehen tatsächlich alle aus, wie kanadische Holzfäller und die Frauen gehen hier im sehr speziellen Hoodie-Leggins-Moonboots-Style einkaufen. Okay, wer es mag... - Über Geschmack lässt sich eben nicht streiten...

    Von den sonst wunderschönen schneebedeckten White Mountains war heute rein gar nichts zu sehen, aber das Wetter verspricht für morgen wieder Besserung, dann holen wir alles nach, was wir für diese Gegend ins Auge gefasst haben.
    Trotzdem haben wir auch diesen Tag ´gut´ genutzt. New Hamphire ist als einziger Bundesstaat in New England tax free. Da hat sich ein Shoppingtrip im Outlet förmlich aufgedrängt :-)
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  • Day5

    North Conway

    October 3, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Our stop for the night is at the Red Jacket Resort in North Conway, as you can see as usual we had our own private swimming pool and jacuzzi 🏊.

    The swimming pools in the US are unusual in that there are no changing rooms near the pool, meaning that either you have to change in your room and walk through the hotel in your swimming costume (which in this case also meant walking through the dinning room while people were eating) or you change in the nearest toilet. It wouldn't be to bad if they provided robes but they don't. Very strange, it seems to be how things are done over here as it was the same in our previous hotel.

    Also the pool towels provided are very small so don't really cover anything up 😗
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  • Day13

    New Hampshire, Maine State Lines

    September 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    We were going through road construction, it was raining, and we had to use the bathroom, except because of the construction, the bathrooms were out of order. So, port-a-pots, a run through the rain & mud, and a make up Maine state line sign. Such an enjoyable stop... That was also probably the toughest road we traveled. Right Ho, westward we go!Read more

  • Day13

    Honeymoon Covered Bridge

    September 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    This bridge, often called the honeymoon covered bridge is in Jackson, NH. We stopped in the way to our Airbnb in Vermont. Still raining, this stop didn't last long but it's a beautiful covered bridge.

    We definitely missed the fall foliage, it started turning as we were leaving New England, but seeing the mist/fog over the trees was beautiful in it's own right.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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