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Fall isn’t the only time you will find vibrant, beautiful colors on a drive through Alexandria. As Mother Nature releases us from the grasp of Old Man Winter, newly emerging leaves begin life in many of the shades of fall. Reds, yellows and oranges fill the trees until their leaves garner enough sunshine to put […]

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The days are getting warmer and I am back to touring NH. My second town of 2015 was Hopkinton. It’s a beautiful town with lots of rural charm. If you been reading my blog for a while, you probably know I have an affinity for Highland Cattle. Their long shaggy hair and curved horns always […]

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Arizona – The Last 6 Weeks

This post marks a milestone for me, this is my 100th post! In 2 1/2 years time, I visited 90 towns in New Hampshire and have done some traveling in other states. If you follow me regularly, you know I’ve been in Arizona for the last two months. My wi-fi was sketchy so I wasn’t […]

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15 years ago, my husband and I lived in Hudson. I drove the streets daily and would often pass the land formerly known as Benson’s Wild Animal Park. The park opened to the public in 1926 and closed in 1987. When I was a kid, I went there with my family. It was sad to […]

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Clough State Park

When Steve and I headed out to tour Weare, I knew one of the first places I wanted to go was Clough State Park. I have wonderful memories of going there with my parents and sisters and later, bringing my own children there. I hadn’t been to the park in quite a few years, 15 […]

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Springfield is a town not to be missed if you like beautiful scenery and outdoor activities! Nearly 30% of the town is conservation lands and recreational opportunities abound. Toad and I did a little bit of off-roading, but my main goal was to get to¬†Gardner Memorial Wayside Park.¬† The drive along Rt. 4A takes you […]

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Monson is the town that “used to be.” Last week, Martha (from Therapeutic Misadventures) and I headed out to find the missing town. Monson was roughly 20,000 acres and was home to about 270 people from 55 families. In 1770, the town of Monson held a vote to voluntarily have their charter revoked. There are […]

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Memorial Day weekend brought my annual trek in Waldo to stay in a campground and explore the town around me. This year Steve and I packed up and headed to Newport. We stayed at the Crow’s Nest Campground, right off Rt. 10. We’ve stayed there several times before and the owners, Andy and Eva, have […]

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Stoddard is the 17th town in Cheshire County that I have toured. Only 6 more towns and Cheshire County will be complete. There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy in Stoddard. I have hiked, hunted , photographed and just enjoyed the scenery. I mentioned the Harris Center in my post about Harrisville, […]

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Like Swanzey, Hillsborough is a town I have visited many times for its unique bridges but in Hillsborough it is the collection of stone arch bridges that draws me there. At one time there were almost a dozen of these stone arch bridges in Hillsborough, today 4 of them are still in use. The Hillsborough […]

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