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Lesson 1546: 2017 NH Border-to-border walk V2

Last night Griffin and I figured out the route we’re going to take for this year’s NH border-to-border (width) walk. We’ve allowed 9 days (plus one extra if needed) to cover a little over 100 miles. If you remember, last year’s walk did a job on our bodies and while we had a wonderful time, it was a little painful. This year we’re limiting the daily mileage to allow our bodies a chance to recuperate each day. As we will also be walking close to our home (and because where we are walking, in some places there aren’t any hotels) we will be picked up and will sleep at our house during the middle days. We’ll be dropped off in the morning where we left off so that we can continue.

This time we are older and wiser. Expect less in our packs, better choice of clothing, and some extra time to explore each area. We will start at the New Hampshire/Vermont border and will walk to the New Hampshire/Ocean border in Portsmouth where we’ll celebrate with a lobster roll.

More information will be shared as it is known, but for now all systems are go and we have a start date. 

 

Note: this schedule is subject to change. 

Day Start Stop Dist (miles) Total Miles Sleeping
Friday 8/4 236-262 Franklin Pierce Hwy, West Chesterfield, NH 03466 Days Inn Keene NH, 3 Ash Brook Rd, Keene, NH 03431 12.9 12.9 Days Inn
Saturday 8/5 Days Inn Keene NH, 3 Ash Brook Rd, Keene, NH 03431 The Harrisville Inn, 797 Chesham Rd, Harrisville, NH 03450 12.0 24.9 The Harrisville Inn
Sunday 8/6 The Harrisville Inn, 797 Chesham Rd, Harrisville, NH 03450 Hancock Inn, 33 Main St, Hancock, NH 03449 8.8 33.7 Hancock Inn
Monday 8/7 Hancock Inn, 33 Main St, Hancock, NH 03449 Crotched Mountain Resort, 740 2nd NH Turnpike S, Francestown, NH 03043 11.3 45 Crotched Mountain Resort
Tuesday 8/8 Crotched Mountain Resort, 740 2nd NH Turnpike S, Francestown, NH 03043 French & Rising Funeral Home, 17 S Mast St, Goffstown, NH 03045 12.9 57.9 Home
Wednesday 8/9 French & Rising Funeral Home, 17 S Mast St, Goffstown, NH 03045 433-427 Manchester Rd, Auburn, NH 03032 11.9 69.8 Home
Thursday 8/10 433-427 Manchester Rd, Auburn, NH 03032 Raymond, New Hampshire 11.4 81.2 Home
Friday 8/11 Raymond, New Hampshire Newfields, New Hampshire 12.7 93.7
Saturday 8/12 Newfields, New Hampshire Portsmouth, New Hampshire 11 104.7 Home
Sunday 8/13 EXTRA IF NEEDED EXTRA IF NEEDED EXTRA IF NEEDED EXTRA IF NEEDED EXTRA IF NEEDED

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Mini-announcement on our 2017 NH Border-to-border walk

Griffin and I have chosen the dates for our New Hampshire 2017 Border-to-border walk from Vermont to the NH coast at Portsmouth.

We will leave from the New Hampshire/Vermont on August 5th and finish up on or before August 13th. (We’ll see how it goes.)

Now that we have a start time, we can begin work on our daily schedule which I’ll post as soon as it is ready.

Absolutely can’t wait.

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Taking the day off from posting

Having an “Anniversary Day” with Marc.

Will be back on Monday with more from the walk. Continue reading

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Let me tell you how much I despise Fox “News”

Those of you who follow my blog know that my daughters are the Presidential Selfie Girls. Last summer we took them all over the New Hampshire listening to every single presidential candidate. At each stop they got a selfie with the candidate. Until the challenge was completed it was non-partisan. It gave my daughters (and many who were following them) a wonderful education about the primary process in New Hampshire.

And then Fox and Friends comes along and does this: Continue reading

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I’ll be back

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I am at Connecticut Hospice with my mother. It’s a long and bumpy road for all.

I never know what I’ll see each day, but whatever it is – it is. In the Buddhist philosophy of being grateful for the now, I had an orange for breakfast and it was delicious.

 

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Primary weekend in New Hampshire – this is what it’s like

Tomorrow is Primary Day! in New Hampshire and so (naturally) we spent the weekend attending as many political events as we could.

Friday was called a snow day due to the storm that came in overnight, but that didn’t stop us from catching this candidate at her Nashua office. (She sure brought some impressive women along to stump with her.)

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Later that day we saw Rachel Maddow broadcasting live. Continue reading

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I simply must attend – primary week in New Hampshire

I know I haven’t written all week, BUT it’s primary week in New Hampshire. Between that and teaching my college classes, I’ve been a little busy. So what’s the big deal with primary week you might ask?

It’s when all hell breaks loose on the campaign trail and we, New Hampshire residents, are treated to a non-stop carnival (and if you live for politics like I do, you enjoy every minute of this.) Here is just a sampling of what’s gone on in the last week.

I went to a town hall event with John Kasich. I like this guy. Not going to vote for him but wouldn’t be *that* unhappy if he won. I was able to tell him about the time he specifically addressed my daughters and told them “don’t do drugs.” It made a lasting impression.

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Drove 30 minutes north and met this amazing woman: Gloria Steinem. Who (surprisingly) gave me great parenting advice. Continue reading

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