Thank you to everyone for all the New Hampshire tips. I am loving it! It's a beautiful, green fantasyland, although it is a bit hot and buggy. I've been dousing myself in Cutter ever since one mosquito found the crook of my knee while I was climbing out of Walden Pond. The ever-agitating location combined with my allergy actually made it swell up to the size of a golf ball. Wanna see? Damn, I wish I had a digital camera to show off weird bodily things.
Today... I was bad. Very, very bad. Did you know that Classic Elite Yarns runs their factory store out of a town just south of the Mass/NH border? Did you know that they have oodles of stuff that you will never, ever find at such a low price? Did you know that I am very weak? For a girl on a budget trip, I certainly pigged out.
But really, if I am going to winter in Montana (still keeping quiet about that plan, just in case it doesn't pan out), I really do need a big thick aran sweater, and they had the most delicious cream wool/silk/alpaca blend. And who could pass up a big bag of shimmery linen balls for $25? Not to mention the two skeins of cotton I needed to finish a tank... I went a bit nuts. But I liked it.
On the way back I revisited America's Stonehenge. Noah and I had stopped there, but, it being after 5, the gates had been locked. This time I was able to wander quickly (as I was being chased by millions of buggies) through, marvelling the whole time at modern, er, I mean ancient construction. Pretty cool. I think that makes my fourth 'henge. The others were mostly replicas, but this one was reportedly an Archaic Native American site that served the same solar purpose as the 'henge we all know and love.
Tomorrow I think I may swing by Portsmouth. I know I went by there, but I don't think I stopped to check it out. It deserves a leisurely revisit, I believe.