New Hampshire Sunday Morning-#9

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Real Estate Agent with Homequest Real Estate

 

 

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  Sunday Morning on CBS is one of my favorite programs. They always have a series 

                  of  interesting stories from around the US, people to see and places to go!

                        I hope to pass on a little of the same........

                                                                   NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY MORNING

 

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  Exploring this wonderful State of New Hampshire is something my husband and I never tire of! There are so many diverse attractions and ever-changing landscapes...the possibilities are endless!

  A few years ago- right around this time of year- we decided to take a road trip to The Great North Woods. I had wanted to go to Moose Alley for ages....I wanted to see a Moose!!

  We headed North on 93, picked up Route 3 in Francona and headed to Pittsburg, NH. Pittsburgh was named in honor of William Pitt the Prime Minister of England. It includes Lake Francis and the 3 Connecticut Lakes. Pittsburgh encompasses a large portion of the North Country and is mostly Paper Company owned, forested land.

  Pittsburgh has a population of 859 people!

  After a very long drive we arrived at The Partridge Cabins on the 1st Connecticut Lake. We rented a rustic Cabin with a great view!cabin view. Since we were staying for a few days we decided to Moose Hunt (pictures only) the first day and "go fishin" the next!

 

 

 

 

The next morning we were directed to an area that Moose were known to frequent-moose trail we drove all through the many logging trails and were very excited by what we found moose scat

                                                                    A definite sign that moose have been here!

 

Well.... to make a long story short...we never saw a Moose and spent the entire day looking. Needless to say we were very disappointed!

  That evening (knowing that many animals come out after dark) we decided to look one more time! We took flashlights and shined them out the car window (I know, I know...but we weren't going to shoot them!!) and this    animalsis what we finally saw

 

 

 fishing polesThe next morning the poles were awaiting! The owners had supplied a boat with a motor for our enjoyment...it was part of the deal! We didn't even need to get fishing licences.

 It was a peaceful, tranquil morning and we were hoping the fish were biting!lakeBut the first Connecticut Lake is a very large unpredictable body of water!

  We traveled fairly close to shore as we fished (with no luck!) But as the day progressed the wind picked up and the water grew rougher.....water It's amazing how quickly things can change.

  My husband went to start the motor to head home....the motor wouldn't start. We were being blown towards the rocks at the far shore of the lake! I was rowing frantically trying to stay away from shore as my husband kept trying to start the motor!

  Suddenly we heard shouts....we looked and spotted another small boat headed in our direction. There were two guys from Massachusetts who were out fishing. They generously offered us a tow.......                                                                         We didn't say no!boat tow

 

 

 

  A weekend outing that was supposed to be a Moose Hunt...turned into quite an Adventure!

 

 

I would love to go back to Pittsburg. It is just South of the Canadian Border! Actually we went over the Border the next day to have Breakfast. There were just a few (less than probing) questions, over and back....times have certainly changed!

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If you have a yen to see the wilder side of our State....take a trip to Pittsburgh. There is Gorgeous Scenery, Pristine Lakes, there really are Moose....

And Beautiful Sunsets!

 

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  Come travel the roads of New Hampshire . There are wonderful examples of our history around every corner!

                                                                 

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Joan Mirantz - Joni is a Realtor® with Homequest Real Estate, a locally owned, Customer Service oriented Firm.
Joan Publishes a monthly Newsletter "Food For Thought" under the pen name Realtor Sherpa.
(Joan also answers to Miz Maven and Miss Joni.)

Joan works in Buyer and Seller Representation with concentrations in the Merrimack Valley Area and towns surrounding Concord NH - the Capital City.
"I love what I do, and it shows in how I do it"

Having crossed over to the "other side of Middle Age" herself....Joan is an ongoing source of information about local programs, facilities and issues specific to her peers! 

 
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Comments (22)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
Joan -- you will love this one -- coming from New Hampshire from San Francisco, I was curious about moose.  I was going to a Nhar convention in the White Moutains. I kept seeing sign that said Moose Crossing -- I asked my colleague when MOOSE SEASON began -- she is still laughing!  Oh well.
Oct 03, 2007 03:56 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Marlene...it really is a beautiful State. We sure used to get around it more before gas got so expensive! It does entail a lot of driving!
Oct 03, 2007 04:07 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
I Carol..can't believe you haven't been there! It's not that far from your old stomping grounds is it?
Oct 03, 2007 04:09 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Joan...that's cute and endearing! We did see a big moose coming back from Bethlehem a few weeks ago!

He was beautiful!!

Oct 03, 2007 04:12 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
A beautiful state but an exciting adventure. I have this vivid imagination and felt the story and the  anxiety that you were feeling. Beautifully written, you had me captured all the way!
Oct 03, 2007 04:38 PM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO
Joan, anyone that can locate the "purple" truck has my vote to locate a moose!  How cool!  That is a really spectacular place.  The best picture is the the tow- no words needed with that classic expression!
Oct 03, 2007 11:17 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Joan, Your road trips are always an adventure..thank goodness for that kind soul to help you out.  And I'm SO glad you weren't going to shoot a moose...I was a little worried about that :)
Oct 03, 2007 11:39 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

 I love your story, Joan.  And CBS Sunday Morning is one of my favorites as well.  I sure miss Charles Kuralt's segment.  It's hard to believe he's been gone now for more than ten years.

Mike in Tucson

Oct 04, 2007 12:45 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Joan, What a wonderful story about your trip to Pittsburg.....the picture of the moose at night is priceless.

It looks very beautiful there and I enjoy reading these blogs of yours very much....I'm learning more and more what sights to see when I visit your lovely state some day.

You're right about the border crossings....the last time I crossed over to the USA ( a couple of years ago), the American customs didn't even want to see my ID. They just asked where I was going and told me to have a good time.  Coming back home into my OWN country was a different story. The Canadian customs grilled me for over 20 minutes...why, I don't know. This was even after seeing my Canadian ID and seeing my car with Ontario plates. I couldn't understand why it was so difficult to come back home and yet so easy to enter the USA...

I wonder what it's like at the border crossings now?

Jo 

Oct 04, 2007 01:21 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
William...you hit the nail on the head! I was rowing my heart out. It was a VERY big Lake and we were totally on the other side. The lakes that far up mostly belong to the lumber companys so they are undeveloped...we were talking STRANDED!!!
Oct 04, 2007 06:13 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Laurie...my son will never forget it. I've never been so grateful to see two complete strangers in my life! (they thought it was funny!) To make it worse...my husband hates fishing and was humoring me!
Oct 04, 2007 06:16 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Carole...I'm definately not into guns...pictures are where it's at for me. (as you know)
Oct 04, 2007 06:18 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Thanks for stopping in Mike...I miss Charlie too but I do like Osgood. I did notice last week he wasn't looking too well .Hope he isn't ill! I do love that show. It always makes me smile!
Oct 04, 2007 06:21 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Geeze Jo....now we have to have passports. I find that unbelievable! I don't even have one....that shows you how well traveled I am.

I think one of my favorite trips to Canada (besides the cruises on the Scotia Prince)Was a company trip my husband had to Montreal. We spent almost a whole day in the old town section and I loved the galleries and the restaurants....oh the restaurants!

Oct 04, 2007 06:27 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Joan, Beautiful water views.. the sunset photo is amazing! 

 

Oct 08, 2007 10:47 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Why Thanks Gary!! One of these days I'm going to take a photography course...I do love it! Foliage tour is next!
Oct 08, 2007 12:57 PM
Loretta Buckner
Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life - Palm Harbor, FL
Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life!
You are truly an inspiration!  I don;t think you need any course, either--just keep doing what you're doing!
Oct 14, 2007 11:40 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Thanks again Loretta...it is just plain fun and an excuse to drive around and look at interesting things!
Oct 14, 2007 01:17 PM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
Joan, I wasn't looking for a moose, but I sure found one on the trail to Mount Greylock, Mass!  We drove around a curve and there he was, higher than the car, with eyes as big as plates.  We waited in the car as he stared at us, drooling.  It was a full ten minutes before he decided to saunter off the road...
Mar 31, 2008 01:34 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Brian...you were very lucky...they can do a number on a car and I'm told they can be very dangerous!

We were out in Western MA 2 years ago and drove up that mountain...no moose though! What a beautiful area I hadn't been there before.

Mar 31, 2008 02:35 PM