Visit to the Beaudette's
Eric and Sylvia visit Chris and Judy Beaudette.
|We actually had some snow the morning that we left (from Seattle), and the plane had to be de-iced.||This is Chris and Judy's apartment in Dover, New Hampshire. They're renting the top left-hand apartment.|
|This is Gert (sp?), the van that Chris and Judy drove east across the US. It has some engine problems now.||Eric and I took a walk around the neighborhood and took some photos. It's a very nice old-fashioned New England town, with a lot of great Victorian looking houses.|
|There's some really old houses here as well. The small sign on the left says Dame Tebbett's Tavern, circa 1730.||This is the Dover public library.||Here's the inside of Chris and Judy's apartment, looking towards the kitchen/dining area. It's very sunny and roomy.||And this is the living room, with Eric in it. Also very sunny.||Judy and Chris, back from their run.||Eric playing with Fractal.||Later in the day, we went for a walk in a Odiorne Point State Park Very chilly!||We all made shadow people.||Sylvia and Judy on the rocks||Sylvia and Eric on some driftwood.||Eric trying to pull at an abandoned anchor.||We found lots of old lobster traps on the beach.||This majestic looking old hotel is being renovated.||We stopped at an old cemetery (they're scattered everywhere here) and marveled at the old tombstones||We met up with Chris (he had to work) at the Cafe Kilim, a coffeehouse with a Turkish theme.||On the way home we stopped at Shaws, a grocery store, to pick up some steamed lobsters. Because Eric and I were taking pictures of them, the guy behind the counter asked Chris and Judy, "Haven't they ever seen a lobster before?"||A lobster dinner.||Chris demonstrates the way to get the meat out of the lobster.||On Sunday, we drove around Dover to take some pictures. This is the famous Leaning Barn of Dover.||And here's the local covered bridge. We didn't take a very good look at it, because it was so cold and windy Sunday that we didn't spend more than 5 minutes outside the car.||Dover is a mill town. The mill has been converted to office space, but they left the smokestack.||The waterfall next to the bridge.||The Dover municipal building||We climbed up this green tower to get a view of Dover, but didn't stay up more than a minute or so. Although it was sunny, it was very windy, and, as they say out here, "wicked cold".||The bundled up figures on the right are Sylvia and Eric.||Chris and Judy pulled off their scarves so that they could actually be recognized.||The Dover Delite ice cream shop, closed for the winter.||The Loyal Order Of Moose in Dover.||We took a drive up along the Maine coast, and stopped a couple times along the way. This couple crossing the road provide a graphic illustration of how cold it was.||This is a lobster pier that Chris and Judy have eaten lobster at a few times. Eric and I learned that a lobster pier is a place you can go to where you can buy steamed lobster, bring your own side dishes, and eat right there.||Another beach park that we stopped at, driving up around Maine. Only Judy and I got out. Eric timed us--we were out 4.5 minutes before we got too cold to continue. It's funny to smell the ocean smells, and see snow at the same time.||We also stopped at the Nubble Light House in Maine. Judy stayed in the car, keeping it warm for us.||The lighthouse has a cable trolley to the mainland. Previously, supplies were transported to the lighthouse via buckets hooked on the cable.||On our way back home, we stopped for lunch at a cafe in Portsmith.||This is the view from the back of the cafe.||Judy was telling me to keep an eye peeled for a widow's watch, and we finally saw one. It's the glass-enclosed structure built at the very top, where the "widow" can look to the sea to see if perhaps her husband's ship has come in after all.||Back at the apartment, we have some hot cocoa.||This is Chris and Judy's new car, a snazzy Toyota Corolla wagon.||This is a chair that I thought might look good in miniature.||Eric, Judy, and I went for a walk around town Monday morning, and checked out the covered bridge again. Most of the construction, especially roof, looks pretty new.||Eric and I, about to head to the Manchester airport.|