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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — June 9, 2018.

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Lake Winnipesaukee from Mount Major New Hampshire Anura Guruge Sony a6500


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Best T-Shirt Slogan I Have Seen Since “If You Can Read This …”


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The “If You Can Read THIS The BITCH Fell Off” T-shirt from the 1990s.

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I first saw this, on the back of a biker, during Laconia Bike Week, c. 1996.

I couldn’t stop laughing for two weeks.

I could never wear one since I was NOT a biker.
Thought about getting one for the jet ski, but the lifevest obscured it.


Saw this last night, in Hanover, NH, at the “Salt Hill Pub“, after Christmas Revels 2015 (North).

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It is SO CLEVER at multiple levels (at least 3).

It was been worn by a (very nice) waitress. She was KIND enough to let me photograph her back, though when she gave permission, she had no idea what part of her (very attractive) backside I had designs on. She laughed when she saw what I had snapped.

Appears that they sell those T-shirts there and the waitresses wear them, on a rotating basis, as a promotional gimmick. She wanted to know whether I was interested in buying one. Alas, I pointed out to her that I was not in the habit of wearing T-shirts that promoted things and that I no longer partook in beer (just wine).


Third, maybe fourth time, we have been to the “Salt Hill Pub” — all, of course, after a show at the HOP. We like the place. Fun place. Decent food. Decent prices. Very friendly waitresses. Highly recommended.

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Nude (Nudist) Beach In New Hampshire As Well As Topless Beaches.

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>> Topless in New Hampshire.

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It is actually and quite cutely … nhnude.com.


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Google Map of its location. Rather central. Right off NH Route 125. You can’t miss it EVEN IF there is nobody standing outside. Click to ENLARGE.


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nhcedersignGiven that I have ‘topless‘ posts and even ‘topless in NH‘ posts, not to mention the recent posts about ‘Free the Nipple in New Hampshire‘, I do get ‘hits’ here of people looking for nude or nudist beaches in New Hampshire.

Today I felt compelled to address this, once and for all.

Yes, New Hampshire does have a bona fide nudist beach– Cedar Waters Village, 24 Smoke Street, Nottingham, NH 03290. Tel: 603-679-2036.

I have never been but I have driven past the sign on many an occasion.

So that is at least ONE genuine nudist park, with a lake and beach, in New Hampshire.

OK?

As to Topless Beaches …

There is no female topless laws in New Hampshire per se, though there is a rather broad one covering lewdness (which could be used to cover ‘topless’) and then there is always the catch-all ‘disturbing the peace‘. Plus individual towns, Laconia for example, can have specific topless ordinances — and Laconia does have one having to do with Bike Week. Kind of sad. I have lived here long enough to remember when there was quite a bit of female toplessness at Weirs during Bike Week.

Having lived waterfront in New Hampshire for 17 years, 10 of it on Lake Winnipesaukee, I can assure you that there is more toplessness and nudity around the NH lakes than you realize — albeit some on private beaches and ‘when the sun goes down’.

That there are no State laws against female toplessness does not mean that you will not get arrested on a beach if you happen to be topless and somebody complains. And the complaining part is key. Shame. As I have said many a times I grew up in Europe where most beaches are topless. 

So now you have the full story. Enjoy.


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Laconia Bike Week 2015 — Some Pictures Of Bikes In Alton Bay, New Hampshire.

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All these bikes were in Alton Bay, New Hampshire
on Sunday, June 14, 2015.

I took a few pictures for the heck of it. Thought you might like them.

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Laconia Bike Week 2015 — Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Rental In Alton, N.H.

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This belongs to my friend Darla. I can vouch for the location and Darla is beyond requiring any vouching. Click on image to access eBay listing.



Laconia Bike Week, June 13 to 21 (Father’s Day). Click to access official Website.


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Darla Monzione Real Estate Brochure for Lakes Region New Hampshire with words from Anura Guruge

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25th Pumpkin Festival (Ex-Keene) In Laconia, Sat. October 24, 2015 — Déjà vu Stirred & Shaken?

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Keene 2014: the riots!
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>> Keene Pumpkin Festival 2013.

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Click to access, mostly disabled, ‘official’ Website — which still mentions Keene.

After I wrote my initial post yesterday I picked up a copy of “The Laconia Daily Sun” and got to read about all the details — and they would know given that their Editor/Publisher, Ed Engler (of ‘University of Whales‘ fame) is, of course, the most honorable mayor of Laconia.

I guess I hadn’t really thought about it BUT I had not realized that the Laconia event would be organized and run by the SAME FOLKS that have been doing the Keene festival. Hhhmm!

I had just assumed, maybe hoped, that the Laconia festival was a fresh start and that it was being run, entirely, by Laconia folks.

I had some mixed feelings yesterday about it being in Laconia and now I am even more disquieted. I don’t know. Yes, of course, they have the experience, the contacts, the contracts and the know-how. But, from what I know they also have some baggage. Weren’t there some serious unpaid bills?

I had not realized that the N.H. Festival is essentially a franchise — owned by a group of people, who can SHOP it to various cities for the best offer. It is also now clear that Laconia is just getting ‘it’, initially, just for 2015 on a ‘suck it and see’ trial basis. I do not know. Doesn’t sit well with me. I was hoping that the whole event, say like the Laconia “Multicultural Festival“, would be organized and managed by a conglomerate of Laconia entities, e.g., Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and say Laconia Rotary.

And that it is being billed, categorically, as “Downtown, Laconia“, also makes me uneasy. I do not think Downtown Laconia has the ‘expanse’ required to stage this festival like it was in Keene. Keene is blessed with a wide and long Main Street with bustling businesses and eateries. Laconia — not as much. [SMILE!] I do not know. [Have I said that before.] There is also the unsaid message. Laconia, these days, alas, has issues. Bike Week is one thing, Pumpkin Festival is another. Hhhmmmm. I will TRY to keep a close eye on this.

The most ironic thing (so far) — Deanna told me, as soon as we started talked about this “I don’t want you to go and volunteer us to volunteer in Laconia. I don’t want to volunteer in Laconia”! Wow. And I had already said that I was planning to volunteer. That is the problem with Laconia. Some people, like Deanna, are extremely leery of Laconia.


Pumpkin Festival (Ex-Keene) Coming To Laconia, New Hampshire In October 2015.

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Keene 2014: the riots!
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Keene 2014 preview.
>> Keene Pumpkin Festival 2013.

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See April 26, 2015 Update.



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Google Map view of downtown Laconia, NH.

Just heard that the troubled Keene, N.H. pumpkin festival is moving to Laconia, New Hampshire this October. That is great news.

We are big fans of the Pumpkin Festival. We all volunteered in 2012 and I even made it to the HGTV TV show. We couldn’t make it last year because Devanee had a track meet — and as such, fortunately, missed the riots. Ditto the year before also.

I am delighted to have it in the Lakes Region. Laconia, with its long history of hosting ‘Bike Week’, is no stranger to holding big events. So that, at least, is good. But, I have some concerns — knowing both Keene and Laconia well. Laconia is no Keene! That could be an issue. Keene is handy to both MA and VT and I am sure that that played a role in the success of their festival. Laconia, dare I say it, also does not have the amenities. So it will be rather different. Yes, we will most likely get involved. I know a lot of people in Laconia plus I am a Granite State Ambassador (GSA).

Given my experience at Keene I would think that Weirs Beach Boulevard, the focal point of Bike Week, would be the best spot to anchor the festival. The long, broad sweep, by the Bay would be the ideal place to place all the pumpkins. But Weirs Beach is a few miles from downtown Laconia. This will be much bigger than Laconia’s ever successful ‘Multicultural Day‘ — which is held downtown. The location, to me, will dictate the overall success of this new venture.

I will try to make this blog ‘Laconia Pumpkin Festival’ central — for YOUR edification. OK? So stay tuned. This was but a heads up post. This should be exciting and fun. Can’t wait.


How ‘Go Topless’ Can Get Misconstrued When It Is Used In The Context Of New Hampshire.

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I go topless most of the Summer and well into the fall. Having grown up in Europe and still being very European (or at least British) at heart I have no problems, whatsoever, with men or women going topless. As far as I am concerned, that Laconia c. 2000, ‘banned’ female flashing during ‘Bike Week’ is very un-American and discriminatory. Given all the man boobs freely on show, I would much prefer to see more delicate and delectable offerings. Going to topless beaches in Europe is just part and parcel of living there. Never had any problems when whoever I was with went topless. As I had been told ‘it is much less conspicuous to be topless than to be covered‘! Plus, as I had discovered, to my cost, they all look the same after the first ten thousand. Cracked me up the first time I went to Waikiki Beach in Hawaii in 1985. All these women going to so, so much trouble to expose as much as they could without going topless. It was hilarious. Just go topless.

Since I stoutly defended my future Queen, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, during the childish topless flap, I get quite a number of hits when folks are searching the Web for ‘topless’ references.

Today I noticed a new variation that immediately piqued my interest. Folks were falling over themselves doing searches for ‘topless in NH‘. I, being the season cynic I am, knew at once that this was NOT what it appeared to be. Though I would embrace it gladly, I know NH way too well (and I am a Granite State Ambassador (GSA)) to appreciate that it is more than unlikely that we would, in my lifetime, see ladies cavorting topless on Gilford beach. But, I was curios. As soon as I saw that the event was being held in Rumney, the ‘redneck‘ capital of NH, where dentist go to daydream of the untold riches they could have if they could just treat 5% of the residents, the game was up.

Yes, it is topless, and I hope that as with Bike Week there will at least be some surreptitious flashing, if not topless in topless. Here, this gives the game away. Enjoy.

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