My World Tuesday: New England Tour

The end of summer brought with it two round trips to Hebron, New Hampshire, where my daughter attended an all-girls camp for five days. I enjoy the ride, though my "that's quite enough" alarm goes up about an hour before the 4.5-hour trip is up. Still, there is plenty--even if it isn't much--to see, and it's all good. Below is a view of somewhere in Massachusetts in the early morning. Things were misty and dull but very nice.

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Below is a home in New Hampshire that I quite like. The people here sure do know how to organize their kitchen tools.

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Just as my sense of humor was wearing out, I came across this little commercial enterprise--and discovered I was very nearly there.

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Vermont and New Hampshire (and the northern half of Massachusetts) are the heart and soul of rural beauty. At the rest stop just across the southern border of Vermont, there is a display of antique farm tools (below) along with Vermont woodworking and crafts, gardening, and outdoor activities.

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Below is a drive-by of some New Hampshire bovines enjoying a Sunday afternoon. The air was so beautiful and clean and sweet. They have a good life.

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Back at the Vermont visitors' center is this bound-up moose that made me just a little bit uncomfortable. Caution tape around a moose? Anyway. Enough said.
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In New Hampshire, he real deal was staring back at the humans who had pulled off the road to admire his gargantuan beauty. He was lovely and bright-eyed and happy to perform. I think he was probably on the tourist board payroll, but he had the freedom his Vermont cousin above could only imagine.

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Going home was a sopping wet experience. We made our way through one flash flood after another. After the last deluge, there appeared this lovely antique in Massachusetts that made the New England treasure hunt that much more fun.

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Comments

  1. What great photos! I love New England and have spent many a day in northern, central Massachusetts - particularly where it meets New Hampshire. It truly is a beautiful area and your photos do it justice.

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  2. What an interesting post, Sandy. All beautiful pictures. The first one is so romantic and relaxing. I like the antique farm tools, and the blue car is really thrilling!

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  3. A beautiful country! I really love that sign

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  4. I have to agree that the 1st photo is lovely. Despite the flash flood, you still enjoyed the tour.

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  5. What a beautiful this series of images and your thoughts: I also travel with you ...
    And the car: Wow! Is a really fantastic photo!
    Thanks!

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  6. Oh, how I adore your Mr. Moose! o handsome!

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  7. I have been one of those tourists sitting by the roadside snapping photos of moose. One I will never forget was standing in a roadside patch of lupines chomping away. There is a big show of antique cars in our area today. I like traveling the main highway on this weekend so we can see the parade of antiques going to and from.

    I hope your daughter ended up enjoying her camp experience.

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  8. A beautiful tour, Sandy! The country is lovely and I love the photo with the kitchen tools nailed on the wall.

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  9. I love upper Massachusetts, VT and NH .. but I hate that long drive .. love both mooses!

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  10. What a great frolic! Love your 'eye', Sandy!

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  11. This was a very useful post as well as entertaining. I have a very small kitchen, too, and I never thought about hanging some of my stuff outside!

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  12. The sign that has both guns and toys on it gave me a start.

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  13. What fun! The old kitchen tools are the best!

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  14. Adventurous!
    Complete with flash flood experience. :) Enjoyed reading the post, lovely shots too.

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  15. I enjoyed this post so much. You got some great shots. One of my sisters has lived in Nantucket, Mass since the 1970s and I have been there a number of times through the years. Other than Boston, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard, I haven't really explored that part of the country much. I'd love to go on a driving trip through New England sometime. I've always thought I'd enjoy New Hampshire and Vermont. Thanks for giving us a wonderful taste of it here.

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  16. What a terrific post for the day, Sandy! Love all your shots, particularly the first one and the one of the moose! But they're all delightful! Glad you a "good" trip!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  17. Thanks for taking us on your trip (as if you didn't have enough to think about!) and for sharing this selection of photos. My favourite has to be the outdoor kitchen cupboards! I love the early morning misty shot too and the antique farm tools. You definitely give us a flavour of rural New England!
    Janice.

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  18. That was a very nice trip to share, Sandy. Thank you. :)

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  19. Very interesting post. Your world is beautiful.

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  20. oh, sandy, these are really nice captures! great composition!!! i love all of them.

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  21. A lot of interesting sights to entertain on that long drive. It made me think of when I drove my son to camp many years ago. In that case I had to drive through Yosemite to get to the camp, different but just as lovely.

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  22. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Hah! Don't we all love good stuff cheap :)~!

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  23. Anonymous4:59 PM

    there were plenty to see on this drive. i thoroughly enjoyed it as all the other drives when i am just a passenger enjoying the scenery.

    have a great week.

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  24. I enjoyed the tour, lots to see on the journeys, even though they take a long time.

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  25. What a lovely day to experience even the body clock says "I have enough!"

    Love the rural life and those kitchen decors are surely a winning piece. We could never see that kind anywhere in an urbanized world.

    And the moose, he is so cute! Did you ask him how much is registered in his payroll entry? :)

    I sure do enjoy this post Sandy.

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  26. Sandy: Thanks for trip to the rural country of New England. I liked the T-bird from my day.

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  27. Really enjoyed travelling a little of your journey with you! Sorry! Smiled about your "sopping wet experience", but your shot of that vintage car was worth it all!

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  28. a great tour through New Hampshire..thanks!!

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  29. HI Sandy - You made some great discoveries on your road trip! I really liked "Small Mart" and the actual moose was pretty awe-inspiring.

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  30. thanks for sharing with us a great part of your world! I love all the different pics that make up this collection! It is amazing that you can see so much in the space of one day and it be a short drive from home. Great pics my Dear Friend!

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  31. Sandy wgat a delightful trip! I love the New England states, particularly Vt. in autumn. I have only seen one Moose in person in the wild, and that was in Sweden, and that little blue number reminded me so much of the Ford Thunderbird we had a lend of in Vt. tor 3 mths. since it was just sitting in a barn anyway.
    Thank you so much for taking me down memory lane.

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  32. Stunning photos! I'll have to visit New England some day, it looks beautiful.

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  33. Great post! Loved the tour, the moose, the car, the kitchen utensils, the cows ... loved it all! Thanks!

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  34. Enjoyable post and pictures, Sandy. I don't know which one I liked best. Perhaps the Small-Mart. :-)

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  35. Those kitchen utensils, I wish I was married to the husband. My husband wants me to put away all my stuff, I react by not using half the things.

    I like that big rounded tub, my mum had an oval one for our bath. It rusted, so she got an awful plastic one.

    The Smart mart, from Gubs to toys, do they sell bullets?

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  36. A trip to a place where the time has stopped. Guns and toys, good combination there. That old blue car was so great too.

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  37. Anonymous12:49 AM

    Like that white painted house decorated with rustic utensils...even the hanging pots and the green with orange flowers look so lovely. Thanks for sharing the picture with us...

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  38. Some really lovely photos. My, New England is beautiful and so very colonial.

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  39. Love the tour. Wonderful photos.
    Regards.

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  40. We lived in Massachusetts for almost 15 years. We made a tour every fall to Vermont and New Hampshire. The New England countryside can be beautiful.

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  41. What a nice tour ! I love the Welcome sign : guns ... toys, lol !

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  42. Anonymous11:25 AM

    what nice fun!!!

    enjoy..

    you are always on a holiday...you must be rich...lol!!

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  43. What a slice of life you have captured!!! Those are two places I have never been, but would love to visit someday!

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  44. I'm so delighted you share your adventures with those of us who live far far away ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  45. Geez, your tours are so good, I can't believe they're free :) Thanks!

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  46. Oh my Sandy, absolutely incredible series of Americana photographs. Loved the Moose!!! The scenery is stunning. Fantastic post!!!!

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  47. Great photos, thanks for the tour!

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  48. Really nice pictures of American rural life. I especially like the house with the utensils hanging by the front porch. Mr. Moose looks like he's about to cross the street! Love the antique car :D you can't see them much nowadays anywhere.

    My world is up here.

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  49. You found much to enjoy along the way! It is such a beautiful area! I love the the good cheap things are guns and toys lol!

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  50. Quite a variety of things to keep you from being bored. I can't say which one I liked best because each had their own specialness. . .

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  51. That looked a great and interesting trip.

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  52. I enjoyed the views from the trip!

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  53. Beautiful shots. I love the farm equipment. The olden days!

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  54. That was a very long drive, but you got some great pictures. I like both of the moose you captured. That misty first photo is neat.

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  55. what a great trip you took me on, i love all the photos but i think my favorite is the little house
    And thanks for the stop over

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  56. you have moose??? seriously? it looks like beautiful country - the kind I have only seen once or twice in my life.

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  57. It is great that those old agricultural implements are put on show. Hopefully they will erect some shade to prevent those metal tools from weathering too soon.

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  58. 2 years in CT while studying in UHA Hartford was too short. i only had the opportunity to travel Massachusetts twice and wished to come back

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