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SUNDAY AFTERNOON 7/25

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Söndag 25 juli 20:11

Yesterday we said goodbye to Maine and entered New Hampshire. We didn't drive very far before we set up camp in Gorham close to White Mountain which we were supposed to go up today, but this morning the sky opened up again so we decided to stay cuddled up reading..............well, Mom is reading while I keep her warm under the covers.

The last campsite was the first with grass on the ground instead of all mud

 


only 2 more tents here, the rest live here all season in big campers with all the luxury they have at home


 

Friday night the ladies had a "craft"evening painting cans to bees and collecting money to send poor kids to camp, 

That's a good cause so we sat down and painted too. 

There was this pug laying under the table who barked at everything passing the door, and the cutest little toypoodle who showed teeth and growled at anyone coming near her.

No manners at all.........................I tried showing them how to behave by sitting quietly on my chair keeping an eye on everything. My Mom was super proud of me when I got all compliments.


    


Very dog friendly place and great ice cream

   


It was only a 3 hour drive to next stop Gorham but since we were in no hurry we stopped and explored on our way

Paul Bunyan is a giant lumberjack and folk hero in American and Canadian folklore. His exploits revolve around the tall tales of his superhuman labors, and he is customarily accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox.

 

 

 

After his death, his fame probably spread from camp to camp, more tales were added to those told about him, and thus, gradually, he became, in time, an exaggerated type of the lumberjack, and the hero of more exploits than he could possibly have carried out in his lifetime.

One tale told by a lumberjack stated: When Paul Bunyan was driving a large bunch of logs down the Wisconsin River, the logs suddenly jammed in the Dells. The logs were piled 200 feet high at the head and were backed up for one mile upriver. Paul was at the rear of the jam with the Blue Oxen and while he was coming to the front, the crew was trying to break the jam but they couldn’t budge it. When Paul arrived at the head with the ox he told them to stand back. He then put the ox in the old wise in front of the jam. Then, standing on the bank, shot the ox with a 303 Savage Rifle. The ox thought it was flies and began to switch his tail. The tail commenced to go around in a circle and up stream and, do you know, that ox switching his tail forced that stream to flow backward and eventually the jam floated back also. He took the ox out of the stream and let the stream and logs go on their way.

 

 

 

 

 

This town had an odor of rotten eggs and that means it's a papermill here, and Mom knew that from a place she was often visiting as a puppy, and will do again next year with me..........

 

   

 

Mexico??? something wrong with the navigation system?

 

 

 

not much else here except this really cool looking church

 

 

 

so we arrived in Gorham (for some reason Gorham makes Mom think of a cartoon? or ?) 

We parked by this gorgeous house.............when will Americans dig their wires underground?

 

 

 

 

Looking for a place to camp Mom called around and one in the park wanted $108 for a tent???? Noway said Mom 

so we drove back a few miles to Timberlake Camp which is really cool

  

 



These phones do not exist anymore and this one didn't work either

 

 

After camp was set up we walked a trail along the river and Mom said it could as well be her puppy country except her frinds aren't here.  Still it was super nice so now I'm looking forward going to Sweden


     


Mom did not like it when I went too close to the edge


 

There's a lot more tent campers here and not as big rigs, but some looks like they're permanent for the season

Another Floridian lives here

 


The phrase was adopted from a toast written by General John Stark, New Hampshire's most famous soldier of the  American Revolutionary War, on July 31, 1809. Poor health forced Stark to decline an invitation to an anniversary reunion of the Battle of Bennington Instead, he sent his toast by letter: Live free or die, Death is not the worst of evil.

In 1971 the New Hampshire state legislature mandated that the phrase replace "scenic" on the license plates


 


some people sleep in hammocks under a tree glad Mom not trying it...........what a circus it would be when she needs to get up to use a restroom in the middle of the night

 


this is a giant pupa ...........it'll turn into a giant butterfly ..............that's what I think and I'm sticking to it


  

A mailbox to fit the place 

  

 

Mom made great breakfast this morning 

 

 

and I did the dishes

 

 

 

lots of these little critters running around here, they're cute but not willing to make my acquaintance

 

 

 




It's almost 4 in the afternoon now, and the sun is back up

Hopefully, everything dries up quickly so we get a great view from the White Mountain tomorrow


all is well


  


 

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