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The Snow Storm Adds Magical Glitter To Teischan’s Christmas Lights.

by Anura Guruge


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This was around 11pm last night. It had been snowing for about 2 hours. I went out for a walk in the snow — and it was BLAST. Took these pictures on my way out and on the way back. The house is like a BEACON in the dark. SMILE. Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — December 19, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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December New Hampshire sunset Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 28, 2018.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 26, 2018.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 9, 2018.

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Polar Grill Fest, January 26, 2013, In Portsmouth, Supposedly To Aid ‘End Childhood Hunger’ (in the U.S.)

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Click to access the ‘Polar Grill Fest’ Web site with all the information, plus option to buy tickets … albeit with a 25% FEE.


I happened to pick up a flyer for this on New Year’s Day when we went to the ‘Gas Light Grill‘ in Portsmouth for dinner. Looked interesting though we are not beer drinkers. It is said to be an event to raise funds to end childhood hunger in America. That always gets me interested. That we have childhood hunger in the U.S. just confounds me to distraction. This is supposedly the richest country in the world. Just does not seem right. Not sure what the situation is like today, BUT when I was growing up in Ceylon in the 1950s and 1960s we did NOT have childhood hunger. Everybody, irrespective of wealth, income, age, sex, color, religion, got free rations! Yes, there would be an outcry here that that was socialism. Our politicians, justifiably, were very proud of it. Yes, we had free health care and education too. That is another story.

Not sure whether we will go. It is at the Brewery, but kids are allowed. Beer has no appeal to me. I am a wine drinker. It is kind of sad, but I don’t even know how $5 for a beer compares because I cannot remember the last time I ordered a beer. I know I pay, being cheap, between $6 and $9 for a glass of wine. So, I guess $5 for a beer must be ‘OK’.

Pretty irked at the 25.4% fee for online tickets. That is a rip-off.

I bought tickets for the Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: ‘Gift Of Lights’ online. No service charge. They actually gave you a $2 discount! Printed the tickets, with bar code, at home. That is THE way to do it. So, I am a but miffed about that.

It is 3 weekends away. The Thursday before I have my dreaded inquisition with my cardiologist (though he is very nice). As ever I will get told off for all that is wrong with me, though much of it is genetic since both sides of my family have it. So, I might not be in the mood to go out to eat. IF I get a reprieve, I might think about it. It could be fun. There is supposed to be two bands, neither of whom I have heard of. I will keep you posted.


The parent ‘Share Our Strength’ Web site. Can’t find this event on it! Seems strange. They are advertising a February 6, 2013 event in Portsmouth instead.


Loudon, NH Speedway Santa That Comes With The Christmas Lights; Gift Of Lights 2012.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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>>Dec. 21, 2012.


Us along with Ted and Chris with The Santa, 2012.
This was us with the Santa last year.

Loudon NH Motor Speedway 2012 lights Santa gift of Lights

Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: The Pictures. We Went. It Was Fun. We Will Go Again Next Year.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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>>Dec. 7, 2012.

2. Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: I Bought A Ticket On Line
>>Dec. 19, 2012.


As promised, having enjoyed it last year, we went again tonight, around 6:15 pm. I checked the weather forecast on Wednesday before I had bought the tickets online. I knew we were going to get snow and downpours during the day, but it was going to clear by 6 pm. So that is what we banked on. We invited two new friends from Clearlake Chorale, Ted and Chris, to join us. It was fun. The rain had mainly cleared by the time we got there. The bad weather meant that there was hardly anybody there. That was nice. We could drive at our own pace and pull over, whenever we needed, to take pictures. That is not to say it was deserted. There were others. Just that it was nit bumper-to-bumper. It was nice. The temperature was near tropical!

The lights were good. Uplifting. Kids loved them and that is what really counts. Worth the money. We even stopped and had pictures taken with Santa. All in all, a fun evening ahead of Christmas to get one into the swing of things. A good way to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This might become my Winter Solstice routine — the lights at Loudon.


The pictures of the Loudon Christmas Lights, ‘Gift of Lights’, 2012.

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Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: ‘Gift Of Lights’: I Bought A Ticket On Line. Very Easy.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Click to access the 'Buy Tickets' page.

Click to access the ‘Buy Tickets’ page.


Click to ENLARGE. No I did NOT print the requisite BAR CODE. It is the bar code that gets you entry. So you can print this, but it won't get you far. Sorry.

Click to ENLARGE. No I did NOT print the requisite BAR CODE. It is the bar code that gets you entry. So you can print this, but it won’t get you far. Sorry.


I like buying tickets online — as long as there is no outlandish service fee (or some other exploitative markup). The ‘Gift of Lights’ folks made it easy and compelling. NO service charge. Actually, you get an automatic $2 off the ticket!

Very slick. Just need a credit card and printer. It is done by ‘Vendini‘. I think I have had tickets from them before. All bar-code driven. This should speed things up since we can just lineup to get in, rather than having to get in the ‘Buy Tickets’ line.

I will, of course, let you know how we fared. I am hoping for great things.

Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: ‘Gift Of Lights’ — It Is Fun. Worth The Money.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Click to access the Loudon New Hampshire Motor Speedway Website


Click to access the ‘Gift of Lights’ specific Website. You can buy online tickets at this site.


Us entering the lights in December 2010. Click to ENLARGE.

Us with the ‘on the house’ Santa at Loudon last year. It was fun. I plan to go this year too, though Deanna wasn’t that impressed. She is hard to please. Click to ENLARGE.


We went last year. The kids and I liked it, but, in general, contrary to all indications otherwise, I am easy to please. Deanna thought it was OK, a one time deal. Well, I plan to go again, if nothing else to get a better feel and view. Last year was our first time — and it is possible that it was the first time they did lights too. So it took me a few minutes to get my bearings and understand their thinking. For example we were at ‘Day 5′ before I worked out that it was the ’12 Days of Christmas’! To start with it just looked like individual displays. After that we were on the lookout. So when we got to the zoo, we were all on board. Ideally they should let you go around as many times as you want, or have a $5 extra charge for repeat trips. I would have done a repeat.

The lights are on until January 5. Late last night (actually very early this morning, like 12:20 am) I had a quick look at the Website and misread the date: it registered in my tired brain as December 5, as opposed to January 5. I thought that that was incongrous, closing that early. So I went and checked again now. I am glad that it was my mistake. We probably won’t be able to make it till close to Christmas. That might be OK. Might be something to do between Christmas and New Year’s. I will keep you posted. Cheers.