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The Luscious Lilies At The ‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’, Warner, N.H. — July 22, 2020.

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When we visited THE MUSEUM last year — exactly a year ago today — I was totally blown away by every facet of this lovely, amazing & beautifully maintained museum. Kudos. Bravo. Their flower display was a work of art worthy of a top-notch botanical gardens. I raved about it last year … see below.

Yesterday, on our way to hike Mount Kearsarge I made a point at stopping at this lovely museum. YES, IT IS OPEN. Alas, we didn’t go in. Both of us, I due to my age, are classed high-risk. So, we are doing our best to be responsible. Visiting an intimate museum didn’t, alack, fit the criteria.

But, we enjoyed the flowers & had a lovely chat with one of the volunteer gardeners.

The gardens are not as immaculately maintained as last year — for obvious reasons (& the heat wave has not helped).

But, it was LOVELY.

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‘The Foothills Of Warner’ — A Quaint, Delightful Eatery In Scenic, Warner, N.H.

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We stopped here for lunch, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, after our very rewarding visit to the nearby ‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum‘.

A great place. Very welcoming, airy and cozy feel. Outgoing staff. Extremely friendly patrons. Delightful, satisfying food — and ‘yes’ their 6oz burger is very, very good.

We had a wonderful time. Met some interesting folks.

They don’t take credit cards — and I will readily admit that that irks I. This is now an unnecessary affectation. Not cute, anymore. Jack up the prices or even say 10% surcharge for using credit cards. But, please take my damn card. Yes, they have an ATM on site which charged me $5 to withdraw $40 — though it claims that it only charges $2.50. Cute. Just on principle I called up my bank and had the extra $2.50 reversed! SMILE. Principle. I would have paid $5 if that is what it said. But, do NOT tell me $2.50 and then charge me $5.00. Yes, making the call cost me more than $2.50 BUT it was worth it.

They also don’t have Wi-Fi. I am cool with that. They have a sign saying ‘No Wi-Fi, make believe it is 1985 and talk with each other‘ (or similar). I actually agree with that. But, they, kind of twoface on this DO NOT tell people to NOT use their damn cell phones. One gentleman in particular, much to my amusement and delight, conducted a rather private phone call, to no doubt a client of his, discussing some sensitive legal matters. I knew what they were talking about. Made my day. It was like being in a TV show. But, this did not detract from the meal.

Yes, most likely will go back. Would love to hear more phone calls like that. Well, you too might want to go to check out the burger and see what phone calls you can hear. Try not to use the ATM. SMILE. There is a Market Basket 4-miles down the road. You can withdraw money from them for ‘free’ (which is what I normally do). SMILE.

Anywho … It was good.


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Captivating Flowers At The ‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’, Warner, N.H. — July 23, 2019.

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I already raved about the astounding ‘Indian Museum‘. The amazing display of flowers that they had, all around the museum was something else. Wow. Such color. Such variety. Strategically planted, well tended. Feast for the senses. I loved them. As this blog will testify I am a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to lilies. So, when I tell you that this was the best showing of lilies I have seen in a very long time please take note. I am sure I have never seen some of the colors they had. Just a treat.

It really should be billed as ‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum & Flower Display‘.


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Hiking ‘Mount Kearsarge’, Rollins State Park — July 26, 2019, Warner, N.H.

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Alas and alack, the last day of my mini, 6-hours a day vacation in and around Concord, N.H. while Teischan was attending a one-week Summer ‘Art Camp’ at ‘Kimball Jenkins‘ in Concord. Rather than coming home after dropping her off (which would take me ~40 minutes), I opted to hang around the area, explore and get my usual exercise done. It has been awfully rewarding and I am so glad I am doing this rather than spending an additional 80-minutes driving back-and-forth.

Discovered ‘Rollings State Park’, in Warner, when we visited the excellent ‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum‘ (on the same road, maybe 5-miles apart) on Tuesday. Didn’t have time to explore it Tuesday, so I went back today — and am I glad I did.

Quite the place. Not ‘Cadillac Mountain‘ (in terms of the views) BUT not bad at all, at all. I enjoyed it immensely.

Hiking to the summit (at 2,937′) from the parking lot, via the Rollins Trail, isn’t difficult (~0.6 mile and 300’ elevation gain). It is NOT, however, a walk in the park. Very rockey and, though it has been bone dry for 2.5 days, muddy. They need to get ATVs up there to service the cell tower. So, they have various mats and wooden bridges to facilitate this.

Once I did the summit, in order to get my 4-miles for the day, I hiked 1.5 miles down the auto road and then hiked back. That felt good.

Highly recommend this. Plan to go back. Probably spectacular in the fall with foliage.


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