Here's a little rogybiv restrospective on our vibrant time spent in New England:
New Hampshire might be the greatest tourist destination in the continental United States. If you’re an inexperienced traveller, it probably feels like there is just too much to see and do! How could anyone navigate the rollercoaster ride of sea shores, mountain peaks, colonial history and fall foliage that New Hampshire has to offer?
Well rest easy because we at Pantomerica have narrowed it all down into one concise and easy-to-navigate list of the top ten things to do in the Granite State. So whether you love shopping at Goodwill or hanging out at Aunt Diane’s house, we’ve got all your tourism needs covered. Just keep reading and try not to have too much fun!! (pro tip: you’re probably going to have too much fun) (pro pro tip: it will probably be when you get to Aunt Diane’s house)
1. The Goodwill On Lafayette Road In Portsmouth
Don’t be intimidated by this Goodwill because it’s in New Hampshire. It’s just like every other Goodwill, except its in New Hampshire! You will probably be asked to not take pictures inside (or maybe that was just us), but look how much fun we had in the parking lot with a not-so-new blow up cactus! No need to waste your time with Lake Winnipesaukee, theres a whole ocean’s worth of goodies to find here. (Seriously though reserve all flash photography for the parking lot) (Seriously seriously though the parking lot is great take lots of pictures)
2. Aunt Diane's House
Did you come to New Hampshire to see the splendid array of colors found in the fall foliage? Forget about it! Just go to Aunt Diane's house and see the splendid array of colors found in her home decorating skills. Trust us, we have a color blog.
So there you have it. Whether it's the Goodwill on Lafayette Road or Aunt Diane's house, be sure to take in everything New Hampshire has to offer!
We're not really the type to see sunrises very often. Quite literally, our hometown has a neighborhood called the Sunset.*
*A big shout-out goes to Stonestown Galleria. We wouldn't be here without you. RIP Limited Too, Zutopia and the Croc's Kiosk.
That being said, we're so lucky Maggie's cousin Annie invited us for a sunrise walk on the beach in Rye, New Hampshire.
She promised us there'd be a moment when the sands would reflect the sky and the whole world would feel orange. As you can see from the pictures below, she delivered on her promise.
We promised her that, since it was 4:45am, we'd be cranky and wouldn't be able to form complete sentences. We, too, delivered on our promise.
Off the Kangamangus Highway in New Hampshire, we stumbled across the oldest continuously running general store in America, the Brick Store. There you can find old-fashioned fudge, New England maple syrup / maple-flavored candy and owner Mike Lusby's band's The Rocking Chair's newest album. Lusby is originally from Livermore, CA (SHOUT-OUT TO THE BEST OUTLETS IN THE BAY! NO OFFENSE GILROY. SORRY TO GET POLITICAL!).
A haiku from New Hampshire:
"This general store
had more stuff than George Custer
himself could muster"