Sunday, July 4, 2010

#87 A Big Bang In Small Town America

Happy 4th of July! We are in Brookline NH for one more night & what a night it is. When we made our travel plans we made sure that we were off the road for the holiday. Checking in early gets us out of the holiday traffic & we avoid the rush of holiday campers. What we didn't know was that this RV park has their own 4th of July celebration which includes a pork roast/pot luck dinner & fireworks. We couldn't miss the patriotic celebration so with folding chairs on our backs & Mary's mac-n-cheese in hand we went. The food was delicious, the company was pleasant, & our hosts delightful. After dinner we walked the dog, turned the radio up so she wouldn't hear the fireworks, & returned for the show. Now this is just a small RV park, no more than 50 sites, so we didn't expect too much. Were we wrong! 30 minutes of continuous professional style pyrotechnics set to patriotic music had everyone entertained & impressed. Field & Stream RV Park is proud of their Annual 4th of July Pork Roast & Fireworks & justifiably so. We highly recommend anyone camping in this area around the "4th" seriously consider this the place to stay.

After the show was over we went back to our rig & were serenaded for the next hour or so by the fireworks displays put on by the local municipalities, parks, clubs, & individuals. These are not pyromaniacs, these are patriotic citizens celebrating America the way they know best, the small town American way. It shouldn't be any other way & I was happy & proud to be asked to be part of it. It has quieted down now & the dog is calming down. She handles it OK but still doesn't like it.

Tomorrow we leave Brookline & are headed to Maine, but first we are making a stop in Chichester NH. The issues we were having with our satellite are being addressed & the slide noises are going to get checked out. We plan on being there when they open their doors so we can get in & out & still have time to make our next stop in Maine. If not then we will just have to be a day late. There's that "plans written in jello" thing again. It just means you have to go with the flow. So we will try to get to bed early & get up early. Hopefully we can be on the road by 6am. If we get there as early as I hope we will have breakfast in the parking lot while we wait for the RV shop to open.

So this is our last good night from Brookline but not the last from our home because....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

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