Yesterday, the 23rd of May, we drove to Portsmouth, NH. After finding the Visitor Center, we went to the parking garage where parking is 75 cents per hour vs $1 per hour on the street with no time limit vs 2 hours on the street. Then we walked to the Old Ferry Landing for lunch. Marilyn got her first Lobster Roll, and I had a fried Haddock sandwich – both were yummy. After lunch we walked around the waterfront park. We had been to Strawberry Bank in 2001, so we just walked past it. After lunch, we walked to the Discover Portsmouth Museum. After the museum, we drove out to Fort Constitution to view the Portsmouth Lighthouse, we could also see the Whaleback Light, and then with the binoculars we could see the Isle of Shoals Light. Then it was time to head back to the house. We tried to stop for at tour of the Red Hook Brewery, but the timing was wrong, so we just went to the grocery store.
Today, May 24th, We decided to go to Sam’s Club in Seabrook, NH, and then decided to stop at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH. The first hour and a half was spent listening to Bob, the docent, talk about the history of the house that had been the seat of NH government during the revolution. New Hampshire’s copy of the Declaration of Independence had arrived on horseback at this “Ladd” house, and taken to town to be read to the locals. This copy had been lost for over 200 years. During a 1990s renovation, the copy was found inside a newspaper between the floor of the attic, and the ceiling below. Incredible, but a fun afternoon.
After making our stop at Sam’s Club, we drove back to Portsmouth to take the Red Hook Brewery 3:00 tour – nice, but the tasting was better. The Nut Brown Ale was the best of the three tastings. Marilyn did not find any to her liking.
Type at you later.