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  • Day10

    Augusta ME to Conway NH

    June 18, 2017 in the United States

    Breakfast was good quality even if the buffet area was a bit cramped. We were treated to the stereotypical loud Americans, in particular one lady. The booth next to us had three people whom you could not hear at all, so not all Yanks are loud.
    I was sorry I had opted to stay in Augusta and not a second night in nearby Brunswick. The Senator Inn in Augusta is a bit shook, though the bathroom was clean, apart from the bit of peeling and black mould over the shower.
    We headed west towards NH.
    I had found a website with all the covered bridges mapped out and there was one near Fryeburg where we were crossing the state line. We detoured off the main road along a side road that very soon became a dirt track. This was exactly how the Buck & Doe Road adventure had started. Ignoring the principle of VLL, we ploughed on. Eventually we came upon the bridge. Out of the car, we soon came upon the mosquitoes. After crossing the bridge on foot we dashed back to the car. I opened the boot to get my glasses and in my haste to get back inside the car, I left the boot open. We drove across the bridge with the intention of turning and retracing our steps back to the main road.
    My travelling companion (MTC) noticed the open boot and jumped out to close to it and get the insect repellent. Leaving the car door open. Inviting mosquitos in. We spent an engaging hour attacking the guests, eliminating them all. MTC got a few bites, at the bridge, one particularly bad one.
    Arriving in Conway, we did a quick rece of the mall to stretch our legs. No purchasing, just research.
    We drove to Bartlett to search for another covered bridge. At the Joshua Bartlett school, a lady told us there wasn't one, so we went to Jackson where there was.
    Then back to North Conway to see the town, station etc. This is a skiing resort in winter and camping/hiking in summer.
    Then dinner at the Muddy Moose. Really enjoyable. Clam Chowder, Buffalo ( the animal, not the sauce) burger, seafood fettuccini and Moose Tracks ice cream. All delicious.
    We and many other diners thought our meals were going to be ruined when a family sat at a table in the middle of the restaurant. Lengthy negotiations ensued led my Mommy at the top of her voice trying to arrange seating. Darling Josh wasn't having any it. Tears and Lamentations. And on it went. They even called in the waitress to arbitrate. No good. Musical chairs and crying ensued.
    I took immediate action, should have done so sooner.
    Off to the men's room. I could hear Josh clearly in the distance. Then he seemed to be getting closer.......then silence.
    When I got back to the table, they were all gone. Though apparently Josh didn't want to leave and let his views be known to all. Peace reigned to relieved glances from our fellow diners. I reminded MTC of a very dissimilar experience in Fontainebleau, twenty seven years ago.
    Tummies full, we repaired to the hotel, from the balcony of which, as I look out on the mountains of New Hampshire, I regale you, dear reader, with my day's adventures.
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  • Day11

    Conway Mall

    June 19, 2017 in the United States

    Up fairly early to hit the mall. The hotel does not serve breakfast but recommended Bea's around the corner. Checked it on TA. 4.5 average rating. It hadn't registered with me as it is down the rankings due to only 150 reviews. Decided to try it as the planned one was quite a bit away. Glad we did. Blueberry pancakes for MTC, which, despite my help, could not be finished. Eggs, muffin, home fries and good old Texas toast for me. We will go back tomorrow morning.
    After a stop at CVS pharmacy for anti-histamines for MTC, due to covered-bridge mosquito bites, we hit the mall. Most of the shopping seems to be mine, and that's not saying much. MTC was disappointed with the range available. The Columbia store, off-mall, is not Columbia. It's one big closing-down sale of stock from other brands which has moved down another notch below sell-at-outlet level. Ralph Lauren also disappointing. I have appointed Banana Republic as my gentlemens' outfitter, in place of Tommy H.
    The good news, I have just been informed, is that there is another mall in Manchester and one a few miles later in Merrimack.
    We had started malling at 10:00 and finished at 14:45, which included a drive off-mall for Columbia and Ralph L.
    Ironically, after heading off road to mosquito country for covered bridge No.1, driven miles to Bartlett for non-existent bridge No.2 - we discovered that there are two bridges, both visible from the main road, about a quarter of a mile from the hotel! We visited both, bringing our total to 4. Clint Eastwood didn't see as many!
    The weather forecast was 100% rain /T-storms for today. We were back at the hotel and sitting out on the stoop before it started. Perfect timing. The rain will cool things a bit.
    We returned to the Muddy Moose for dinner....it was packed at 17:30. The only table available was a high-top just next to reception. We took it as we were hungry. MTC had a burger and I had a King Neptune (shrimp, scollops and tortellini in a delicious creamy sauce. We both had ice cream. I had a Moose Tracks all to myself. I cut quite a dash in my new navy and bright yellow trainers.
    Major panic back at the hotel. I couldn't find the insect repellent. After an exhaustive search, I recalled having it on the stoop last night. Must have left it there and one of these Puritans stole it. Outraged......until MTC found it in my handbag........did she plant it? ( and what else would you call my bag?)
    Tomorrow's trip planned. Concord for the state Capitol and then Manchester.
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  • Day11

    Stories from the Conway Daily Sun

    June 19, 2017 in the United States

    A Supreme Court ruling is likely to protect the Washington Redskins trademark. An Asian-American band, the Slants, took the case and won. The 1st amendment protects free speech, even if it is hurtful to others.

    Two locals, aged 71 and 69, have been charged with illegally feeding bears at their house. Acting on anonymous tipoffs, conservation officers witnessed them feeding bears by hand. There were 8 to 10 bears in their yard.

    Conway locals won 4 of the 51 moose hunting permits issued after the state's 30th annual permit-lottery draw. The hunting season runs Oct 21-29.
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  • Day2

    Superbes randonnées

    April 3, 2017 in the United States

    Les deux derniers jours de randonnée m'ont tellement fait plaisirs!

    Le matin du 2 avril, il faisant froid et gris. Il ventait tellement que la vanne bougeait. De plus on avait mal dormis... Mais une fois sur le sentier on a vite oublié, le paysage était féerique avec les arbres recouvert de neige et les petites chutes gelées. Au sommet de Cannon, on voyait absolument rien!!! Nous étions dans les nuages, mais il faisait chaud... Avec la chaleur le paysage a complètement changé, c'était comme deux randonnées dans une...

    De Cannon nous sommes parti pour faire Whiteface et Passaconay, dans le sud de ces magnifiques montagnes. Il faisait un gros soleil quand nous sommes partie le 3! La neige était lourde et mouillé, de plus le sentier entre les deux sommets n'avait pas été tapé. Nous avons donc pris ça bien tranquille sur une belle roche chaude à ce faire bronzer...

    Mmmmm, c'est beau la vie!
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  • Day5

    North Conway

    October 3, 2017 in the United States

    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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  • Day18

    North Conway, New Hampshire

    September 27, 2015 in the United States

    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

    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.Read more

  • Day24

    A hiking challenge for 60 somethings

    October 3, 2015 in the United States

    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.

You might also know this place by the following names:

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