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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — July 2, 2017.

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North Conway, New Hampshire, ‘Scenic Railway’ Through The Lens Of A Fuji X-E2s.

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“Journey To The North Pole”, “The Polar Express”, Conway & Lincoln (NH) — 2015.

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Having heard numerous radio commercials for this ‘Polar Express‘, I decided to check it out because we have never done it.

Of course anything to do with trains has appeal and given that I am a sucker for Christmas, this is perfect synergy.

OK. I made a phone call and can share some IMPORTANT information with you.

1/ They do NOT, I repeat, NOT, have a steam train any longer — despite the prominent picture on their Website. They had a steam engine JUST ONCE a few years ago. So IF you are expecting steam you will be disappointed in that the only steam you will get is that from the hot chocolate.

2/ The trains leave from both North Conway and Lincoln (i.e., ‘Loon‘). BUT the trains do not go from one station to the other, i.e., it is not a North Conway <-> Lincoln train ride. The trains go to the ‘North Pole’ from each station. So it is a different ride, both 2 hours in total, depending on which station you pick. Got that? From what I can see the rails from Lincoln, by and large, go south towards Woodstock. From North Conway you can (and we have) gone north to Bartlett etc. I get a feeling that North Conway is THE better deal. I could be wrong. IF you know otherwise please share.

3/ A bit pricey.

4/ Most (if not all) the weekend departures from N. Conway are already sold out — at least online.


2013 Fall Foliage In New Hampshire (N.H.) Seems To Have Begun — At Least A Couple Of Weeks Ahead Of The Norm.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I have to confess that I don’t normally take much notice of the foliage — kind of blasé about it having lived in heavily wooded parts of New Hampshire for the last 28 years.

But, seeing the hard-to-miss red foliage on August 5 I have been more on the lookout this year. Plus, we have been asked as Granite State Ambassadors (GSAs) to keep an eye on the fall foliage this year.

This morning (viz. Monday, August 19, 2013) I was running down Prospect Mountain Road (after having run up it), head down, thinking about all the book-related stuff I had to get done today, when something fluttered on my shoulder. I stopped to look. It was red maple leaf. Bright red/orange, and quite small. I then looked around. About a dozen such leaves on the ground. Looked up. Sure enough a patch of red/orange foliage in the trees. This 1/2 mile down from the first foliage I had spotted two weeks ago. So I picked up four leaves and brought them home.

Then, later on in the morning, while seated at my PC, I looked over to my right — through the window I sit next to. My office is on the 4th floor (i.e. attic) on this Colonial. So I am at treetop level. The tree directly across from me is changing color.

This, I know, is early. I asked my ‘buddy’ at the Alton Post Office. He is a native. He says it is early. Half and hour later we were at the Hannaford check-out in Alton when I heard the young checkout girl talking about how the foliage was early this year.

So it must be true. Fall foliage 2013, in NH, is early.

But, after what has been a chilly August (though I am forcing myself and Teischan to still go swimming in the lake, including today), we are going to get a 3-day HEAT WAVE. That will sure confuse the trees. They might start shedding earlier.

Yes, of course, I will keep an eye open and let you know. Stay tuned.

New Hampshire (N.H.) 2013 Foliage Is Already Beginning To Peek Through — Well Ahead Of Schedule.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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As I stated in this post I was truly stunned to see bona fide red foliage in a tree on August 5, 2013. That to me was way too early.

Toady we went to ‘Story Land‘ in Glen, New Hampshire, just north of North Conway. That is prime fall foliage country. I kept a weather eye open.

Didn’t see any fall foliage per se until we were in ‘Story Land’. The above two pictures were trees at Story Land. Unmistakable, incontrovertible evidence that the leaves are changing color. In the case of the tree that was already mainly orange it was shedding leaves.

I think this is early.

So this could be quite a year for fall foliage given that August has been unusually chilly. I will keep my eyes open. I am in foliage country. I am surrounded by trees,

So stay tuned.

A (Robert/Robbie) Burns Supper In New Hampshire On The Day, His Birthday, January 25, 2013. Yeah!

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I am so relieved that I managed to find (so far) at least one bona fide Supper, on the day, in NH
— though I am not that thrilled that it is at noon, which rather than being incongruous, borders on being blasphemous,
since the consumption of a wee dram or two (and maybe a few more)
is obligatory to honor the great man.

If you are aware of other Suppers, on the day
(those pushed back to a weekend don’t count),
in NH please let us know.

I thought there used to be one in Center Harbor, Moultonbotough
or was it North Conway?


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Ten In New Hampshire: Indian Restaurants.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Not in any particular order, though the ones that I frequent are at the top (). That said I don’t frequent Indian restaurants that often because Deanna and the girls are not that partial to spicy food. There was a time, 25 years ago, when there was only one Indian restaurant in NH, in Nashua. Things have definitely improved though I was really getting worried that I might not be able to come up with 10. Many may not know this. Indian cuisine is more popular in the U.K. than Chinese. Going for a ‘curry’ is routine and a popular after-Pub activity.


Indian Restaurants.

Taste of India, Dover. 55 Main St. Very friendly.


.1. Taste of India, Dover. 55 Main St. Very friendly.

.1. Taste of India — Dover.

.2. Shalimar — Portsmouth.

.3. India Palace — Manchester.

.4. Jewel of India — Hanover.

.5. House of India — Concord.

.6. India Pavilion — Keene. 

.7. Gourmet India — Nashua.

.8. Cafe India — Nashua.

.9. Kashmir — Salem.

10. Shalimar — N. Conway.


Shalimar, Portsmouth.

Shalimar, Portsmouth.


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