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    TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Brian and I went back to his homeland, Boston, for a vacation. I met his family and friends which was great, and we spent a few days up in North Conway, New Hampshire at a friends house for some “R & R”. Here’s a photo essay trip report for ya.


    The first day we got there we took his dog Jake out to a local park/preserve called the Breakheart Reserve. Lots of hiking trails and big ponds and such.

    A boy and his dog.


    Look what Jake found, a geese family!


    Pretty scene.


    After some hiking, Jake got hot and decided to go swimming.


    Back at Brians folks house. Here’s a kitty (her name is Sharpie) sleeping that his folks found with a pen someone shoved into it’s ear. It’s fine and has adapted well.


    OOPS, looks like Jake is getting a little too frisky with the kitty.


    OK OK I fess, this “cat” is actually some toy purring cat thing that looks pretty real (and freaky) from a distance. I just wanted to see if ya’ll would fall for my story




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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Up to New Hampshire we go!

    Here we are at the top of a Cathedral Ledge. Lots of rock climbers climb up to where we were. We, of course, drove.


    Looking the other way.


    Jackson Falls. Here I am standing basically in the middle of the falls.


    And here’s the view I was looking at. Very pretty.


    After a little dip in the water, Jake finds a fun stick to play with!



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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    We decided to head up to the Mount Washington Hotel for cocktails (it was about a 30 minute drive from where we were staying, in North Conway, N.H.). As you can see, Brian is very excited about being here for cocktails!


    The hotel. Looks sort of “Shining-esque” doesn’t it?


    Mount Washington in the distance. At the summit is where the fastest recorded wind speed ever was recorded, at 231MPH! There’s a cog railway that goes to the top and if you look closely you can see the tracks going up the mountain.


    Jeeze, even in the middle of the White Mountains he’s getting work phone calls!



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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Back to Boston we go. Here’s the old State House.


    Boston Common. Pretty bridge.


    I love this photo, the old and the new contrasts and such.


    The following 2 photos are for Villains Fan. Look, it’s a tree that’s like a dome.


    Hey Joanne, I’m standing under a dome of leaves

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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Turns out we were there when the Massachusetts government decided NOT to put a measure on the ballot in 2008 to let the people vote on whether gay marriage should exist or not. Thank you Massachusetts!!! Here’s a few photos from that day.

    I loved this sign for the Freedom Trail, with the Human Rights Campaign sticker on it.


    Yay we won!!!


    Here’s the Governor speaking to the crowd.


    Of course there were the token ‘phobes in the crowd too. Totally looked like they just fell off the turnip truck too. Love the signs. “Gay is gay” Uh, DER! Another one that isn’t in this shot said something about “Marrige is between a man and a woman” Marrige. Know what? Websters puts out this great book, it’s call a DICTIONARY! One thing I didn’t understand was, that one sign that’s mostly all red, why don’t they want us playing leap frog?



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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Signage on the Massachusetts State House. The “Exceptional Hooker” entrance was on the other side



    Our last meal in Boston. Actually in Saugus where we stayed (with Brians folks). It’s the world famous Chinese restaurant, Kowloon. Totally awesome 1950’s kitchy tiki decorated place, it was FABULOUS!





    Anyway, there's a little t.r. for ya'll to digest. If I happen to get any other fun picts I deem postable, I'll be sure to share 'em.

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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    I love the Gay is Gay sign. Is that supposed to be a bad thing?? Who knows. The leap frog comment did make me laugh out loud, so thank you.

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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Awww! Great TR!!
    makes me miss the GREEN of the east coast!!

    that cat thing just confused me. I was lke, "Well, why didn't they take the pen out?"
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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Great pics O-Nut. We're going to Cape Cod next month and are planning a day in Boston. Can't wait.

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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut View Post

    Hey Joanne, I’m standing under a dome of leaves
    Now if there had been lights on that tree, I would have been really dazzled! Beautiful pictures O-Nut! Boston is such a beautiful and historic city. I hope I get to go back there someday! Also, Jake is just as cute as can be, I love springer spaniels

    And always remember....Gay is Gay
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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!



    This should be your Christmas card! Great trip report; I'm so glad you had a good time! That hotel is gorgeous -- it reminds me of the one in Somewhere in Time.

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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut View Post


    OMFG I love this picture Onut I so so miss you



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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    I wanna go. We're planning our vacations for after the busy summer season, and I'm going to seriously lobby for a Boston trip. Drop dead gorgeous!

    And if the person who couldn't spell marriage had looked it up in the Webster's dictionary, he/she would have found out the spelling and this:

    "Main Entry: mar·riage
    1 a (1) : the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2) : the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage <same-sex marriage>

    We're second and it's not quite what it should be, but I'm bettin' that we'll get moved up into the first definition one day soon. What an exciting time for you to be in Boston!

    Thanks for the virtual vacation for those of us who are work-bound!

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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    What a great report! Thanks.


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    Re: TRIP REPORT: Olympicnut does Massachusetts and New Hampshire!

    Great pictures!! Looks like you guys had a great trip.

    I LOVE Kowloon in Saugus! It is one of the only places we go for Chinese food.

    FYI the beautiful picture you took at the park with the bridge and the dome tree are actually in the called The Public Gardens. The Boston Common is the other park directly across from Charles St on the side where the State House is, many people think that they both one park.

    It is a shame I didn't see you at the State House I was there most of the morning.

    Gay is gay

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