In Appreciation of New England: Part 2

There are some things that you just can’t do outside New England.  Drive without a seat belt .  Smoke in a restaurant.  (Although i hear that one may change, or already be changed)  Have a perpetual yard sale.  Talk with anyone you’ve never talked to before about the Red Sox.  Disregard the letter ‘r’. 

Another thing are things like fairs and festivals.  After having gone to the LA County fair, I was disappointed and missed the New England style festival.  This past weekend the my family and Leah’s family went to an apple festival in Hampton Falls.  We took pics of Micah in the pumpkin patch, took a ride on a wagon beind a tractor, ate some good food, listened to a bluegrass band, and shopped around. 

If you want to see pics of Micah, check out his blog.  If you don’t have the address, email me and I’ll email it to you. 

Here are a few pics from the day:

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I like the way I framed this one.

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Here’s the grilling of the corn.  Really gives the corn a diferent flavor.  You just feel more New Englandish if you eat stuff like this. 

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Here’s a look at the rest of the place.  There was the stage, a hay bale pyramid for people to sit on and take pictures.  They also had homemade donuts with cider.  One thing I miss a lot in California is apple cider.  We just can’t get it there.  And if, for some odd chance someone is selling it, its $7 a half gallon. 

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Here’s lunch.  One corn is husked, one isn’t.  Then there is the classic Sausage with onions and peppers.  This was my fair food, but couldn’t get it at the LA County fair.  Love the sausage with grilled onions and peppers. 

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Here’s my sister Beth, her son Nehemiah, Micah and I.  Niam didn’t want to be good for pics.  I think he felt the heat of competition from Micah to be cuter.  Couldn’t pull it off…

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