Welcome to the second week of New England Precious Places!
Please let me know if you visit any on the places I blog about and add a comment. If you send me pics, I'll post them!
So last weekend we went up to Franconia Notch. This was not one of my Precious Places suggestions, in fact it was a totally last minute thing. It was a beautiful day on Sunday and we wanted to go for a drive and that's where we ended up going.
So what are my thoughts on that? First, don't do it in one day, and second, go further north to Mount Washington. Another trip could be in the works for the Fall foliage.
Here are some pics from the day and my new Precious Places suggestions follow.
29th ANNUAL GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESITVAL
Labor Day Weekend– August 30 to September 1, 2013 MASSACHUSETTS
Known to the world as Gloucester’s major maritime and sailing event, the 29th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester. The festival takes place in the waters of America’s oldest seaport and honors the major role the fishing schooner has
played Gloucester's heritage. There's a whole festival planned with a public Lobster Bake, a boat "festival of lights", music, tours and more. Let me know if you go and send pics!
Check it out here: http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/
GRACE RESTAURANT, PORTLAND MAINE
Looking for a unique dining experience? I saw this recently on something that I was watching and I fell in love with this place! I have to get here someday for dinner.
Grace Restaurant is inside the historic Chestnut Street United Methodist Church in downtown Portland, Maine. It's absolutely beautiful and unique. The menu includes Sea Bass, Pheasant and Lobster, as well as POMEGRANITE/ Ricotta Cream/ Orange &
Pomegranite Salad/ Candied Pistachios and CHOCOLATE MOUSSE/ Crunch/ Fudge/ Sea Salt just to mention a few of the many delicious sounding foods. Go here: http://www.restaurantgrace.com/ to view the pics of the inside of this truly different restaurant, then plan a trip to Maine to check it out, at least check out the site to see how beautiful it is.
THE MARGINAL WAY, OGUNQUIT MAINE
The Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine is one of New England’s only paved, public shoreline footpaths and the great thing about that is that it's wheelchair accessible.
It spans a little more than a mile along the coast and connects Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach. Check it out here: http://marginalwayfund.org/about/
There's lots to see and do in Ogunquit and this is a great way to be outside and enjoy a wonderful view!
SKYVENTURE, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Looking for something to do on a rainy day, or a cool day? I found this place in my online travels, it's called SkyVenture. You can do indoor sky diving, surfing, and there's a water slide. I would LOVE to try the indoor sky diving. There are pics on the website and it looks like great fun! Check it out here: http://www.skyventurenh.com/skyventure_nh.php
Come back on Thursdays for more Precious Places.
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It's me, just trying to get by.