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The New England Coast

We decided to add another stop on our route to Maine in order to make the drive times less strenuous for Dave.  Seems that keeping the distance no longer than 320 miles was a perfect scenario for him.  So with that in mind, our next stop was a small campground in Salisbury, MA.

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The weather?  Well, it was not cooperating.  Seems that skies are sunny unless we are hitching up the car and getting ready to hit the road.  It poured down rain on us as we prepared to leave Connecticut behind.

Fortunately there was sun waiting for us in Massachusetts.

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It was too late, though.  I officially had Rosanne Rosannadanna hair, much to Dave’s amusement.

Salisbury?  Well, because of the rainy weather, and the fact that we were only in town a day, we did not get to see a whole lot of it.  The community is a popular summer resort beach town situated on the Atlantic Ocean, north of Boston, right on the New Hampshire border.

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We can, however, recommend the Seaglass Restaurant, located right on the ocean in downtown Salisbury.  After a chilly, rainy day, a hot bowl of New England Clam Chowder certainly hit the spot.

And the great thing about the Seaglass Restaurant is the fact that you can sit and watch the ocean while enjoying your meal!

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And this is what is called a Lobster Roll.  It is a mix of lobster, veggies and special sauce in a hotdog bun.  We will find out later that this particular item is hugely popular in New England.

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The sun came out the next day and as we headed north, we made a pitstop in the town of Hampton, NH.   What beautiful scenery!

Hampton Beach boasts a mile long boardwalk and Hampton Center which is lined with fast food and full service restaurants  offering seafood, onion rings, fried dough and much more.  You’ll also find lounges offering nightly entertainment, candy stores, gift shops and mini golf and amusement arcades.

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And just look at the rocks!  Yep, that is where my mind goes.  You can take a crafter anywhere, and they just see potential.

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This is what I see!  Painted Paisley Stones – of course!

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Hampton Beach was full of activity including this lone scuba diver.

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We noted that there is a RV park located right down the road from this beautiful spot.  Hampton Beach State Park has RV campsites right on the ocean.  The campground, with 28 sites, is open for reservations from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend.

It is definitely a spot we will keep in mind if we are in the area when it is open.

So… our next stop is Bar Harbor, Maine!  We are excited and just a tad nervous to find out what is on the horizon.  See you there!

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7 thoughts on “The New England Coast”

  1. O wow!! I’m glad you are up North! The pics you took I love. I wish I had some of those rocks. The lobster roll well those are GREAT!! You’ll find that things are a lot different in Maine then in the South. I once wanted some ice tea, nope I got hot tea and had to add sugar a d ice. Yuk! Wasn’t the same. I’m not sure if they have it now or not but it’s not like it is n the south that’s for sure. Be safe and have fun!!

  2. I love the picture of the lone diver. Un-posed pictures are one of my favorite things. You can imagine all sorts of things that he might be thinking at that moment like “I wish I had brought my flip-flops” LOL The coast looks beautiful. I would love to explore it someday.

  3. First, your hair is beautiful! I have frizzy hair, yours looks so healthy. I am jealous of your trip. I’m from NC but my husband and I spent a week last May near Cadillac Mt in Maine. What a beautiful area you are in and I can’t wait to go back, I love the lobster rolls. Hope you continue to enjoy your trip, I look forward to your travels. Best wishes!

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