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Archive for May, 2012

We need the rain.  I know this, and I’m  a tree-hugger, so it’s important to me that this earth is graced with some needed moisture, but I find myself relating to solar panels about now – I need the sun for some energy.   As soon as that golden warmth finds us again, I am hoping for another day trip.  This time, I find myself longing for the New Hampshire hills and Lake Winnipesaukeee.  The journey there for me is about two and one half to three hours – I’m just south of Boston.   Lake Winnipesaukee, is New Hampshire’s largest lake and is embraced by small, picturesque towns: Laconia, Wolfeboro, Meredith, Center Harbor and Gilford to name a few.  The lake is twenty-one miles long and between one and nine miles wide – it’s huge.  Everything is at your fingertips – good restaurants, quaint shops, and never-ending scenery.  One of the treats we afford ourselves when we go there is a trip on the Mount Washington.  It takes a couple of hours out of your day, but it’s very relaxing and a feast for the eyes. 

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I’ve written about where to eat and places to see in my beloved Plymouth, but Plimoth Plantation was not on my previous list.  The reason for leaving the historically correct plantation out, was to give it its own platform.  You need to set aside at least half your day’s visit to Plymouth in order to experience the authentic village, with people who dress and speak in the voice of the pilgrims.

What you will find at the site is not only the demonstrations on the 1600’s way of life, you will find a wonderful movie theatre where historic films, as well as foreign and independent films are shown on a daily basis.  You will find a museum dedicated to the past, and you will find a cafe and a well-stocked gift center, filled with great pieces, many locally made.  You will also find a magnificent view of the sea.

Check out Plimoth Plantation – you will find it amusing as well as educational.  This is a place where the entire family will be entertained.

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