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Date: 11th October 2017

Off again and rather excited to be going down the Kancamagus Highway - affectionately called The Kanc - 35 miles of road through Fall country.  Unfortunately they'd had an abnornally wet and cool summer and were now experiencing unseasonally  hot conditions so the Fall colours were not at their best although the drive was beautiful.  It is the luck of the draw with drives like this - Mother Nature cannot be commanded.  (It's the same in South Africa and the Spring flowers in Namaqualand - too early and they aren't showing their faces, a bit later and they've fled)

We had a couple of very attractive stops with water bubling over rocky river beds and the trees just turning.

Concord was an unscheduled stop - I think we missed a turning on a motorway or the Pit Stop was no longer there  Anyway it was a most fortuitous stop as far as I was concerned - our coach stopped close to the Parliament building and I saw a notice indicating there was a Café in the State House so my friend and I raced up the drive and gingerly stepped inside. Were we really going to be allowed in to the building without security checks? Yes, we were and being directed by the security guard we descended into the basement of the building - all tiled and rather like a public convenience and there was a small café with a most genial young man behind the counter. Contrary to expectations I found Canadians and Americans - well definitely the Canadians and certainly the North Americans, incredibly friendly and pleased to help.

Having experienced a drink in a café in a State building we went back upstairs and started to explore. The public are free to wander round the massive entrance Hall which is a Hall of Flags - all mementoes of the Civil War and underneath each Flag was a tablet with the names of the fallen at each battle and all coming from that small community. Around a corner was a portrait of Neil Armstrong and a small piece of ‘Moon Rock’. I’d love to have stayed longer but the stop was unscheduled so it was back on the coach and on to our next stop - Boston



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