That was my goal Wednesday when I set out to take some pictures. I think I just like to say Kancamagus, and it was too pretty out to stay home. If you look at it on a map it looks like it goes in a diagonal line from where I am now, to Lincoln, NH. That’s not true though. You have to drive a bit to get to Rt. 112, and I discovered several distractions along the way that slowed me down and kept me from traveling the whole highway. Which is okay because a friend of mine is most at home in the Lincoln area and I’m in hopes we’ll get back there together eventually. This farm was a distraction along the way. And when I stopped to take a picture this cow came over to say hi.
Then the town of Bradford provided it’s own distraction. Just a block long, but quaint, and good food. A pastrami reuben at a little coffee shop called The Local Buzz. What a great name, and a great sandwich.
Eventually I did make a run at the Kancamagus though, and I got there. As promised by my cousin, the scenery is spectacular. But pull-offs are too few and far between. Which explains why I turned around after I passed the Beaver Pond scenic area and returned for photos there also. But I turned out to be the main course for the black flies and mosquitos that were just hanging around waiting for an unsuspecting tourist to show up. When I told my cousin that I stopped at Beaver Pond he said that he and his wife hiked a trail there once and encountered a swarm of black flies that had them running to their car. Glad to know it’s not just me being a wimp. Nobody bothered my DEET infused legs, which was nice. But too bad I didn’t think to spray my ears because they got gnawed on pretty fiercely. Now my ears are burning, you aren’t talking about me are you?
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Whenever I’m near woodland or hiking, I spray a hat that will cover my noggin w/Deet and let it dry before wearing it. It helps to keep them off my head and away from my ears, which are the first places those buggers target. Beautiful pics, Susan! The Kancamagus is stunning (albeit busy) in the fall.
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Yes, a hat was on my list to buy at Walmart yesterday but I forgot it. I’ll get this camping thing down eventually!