Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Hampshire Charm

After our tractor rides, it is time for a little tour of the area. Keeping in the spirit, we travel in complete style in Jim's Ford antique red truck, pristine condition and the only way to see the countryside of New Hampshire!

Our first stop is in the quaint college town of Keene, where we take a brief stroll through the little downtown area. Little shops and restaurants intersperse with old churches and the town hall, a giant chess match plays for our entertainment, and friendly folk mingle amongst us. We drink in the ambiance completely satiated by all the warmth of New England charm.

A detour from here takes us by a very old stone bridge, reminiscent of those we just shared in Acadia. The path here winds along a wonderful country road and brings us to a little gorge hike, nothing too strenuous, but a lovely waterfall is the prize at the end. Further along the road, we encounter a breathtaking view of Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire's infamous peak. Jim guides us to the "most popular spot for painting and photographs" and we understand why, capturing some of our own treasures.

As if our visit is not special enough, Deb graciously indulges Celeste and me in reflexology treatments, a talent for which she completely excels, and we float from these to yet more New Hampshire treats.

Ice cream at Kimball Farm is another must do and after partaking in the delicious cold dessert, we find a wonderful covered bridge, an intriguing old cemetery, beautiful stone church and a charming little farm complete with animals and covered wagons, all in the delightful town of Jaffrey. Yes, all New England has to offer is here!!

Jim and Deb complete our magnificent time here with aiding in the sunflower planting. It is done properly, of course. The shovel and hoe are gathered, the perfect spot found on their property, and a successful harvest is expected.

Thanks to both of you for providing the ultimate New Hampshire experience, we are beyond words with our gratitude!!!

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