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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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  • Day50

    Saco river

    September 22, 2015 in the United States

    I arrive to meet my host, Becky. She tells me that there is a nice path down to the river on her property. Shortly after I get there these guys arrive. The black lab, Hitch, and the boxer, Molly, were so cute playing in the water. I sat around waiting for their owner to show up and nothing. I walk back to my host's house and they follow me. Finally I realize they are lost and apparently it happens often since they have phone numbers stitched into their collars. After several messages I make sure the dogs get home safely. They were a lot of fun to hang out with.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Conway, كونواي, کانوی، نیوهمپشایر, コンウェイ, Конвэй, 03818, Конвей, Конвеј, کونوے، نیو ہیمپشائر

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