Hampton Beach Dash
Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
72Trip End Aug 12, 2008
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When we arrived there we ate some lunch and then the kids went out on their bikes to the playground where they met a friend by the named of Jennifer. We let the kids play with their new friend while we busied ourselves with the laundry and such. We hadn't done any laundry at the "Convent" facility as they only had cold water hookup. This place was a dream come true...6 washers and 6 dryers all open for use. We got it done in about an hour and a half! The things that excite you when you are traveling in an RV! It doesn't take much....clearly.
We were off to New Hampshire for you guessed it, a key chain. Hampton Beach was only 2 miles north. What a perfect late afternoon excursion. As we headed down towards the beaches we found 2 restaurants on either side of the road. They were packed with people and a line out the door of both at least 10-20 people deep. It must have been good eats, but we couldn't imagine why.
We stopped at the State Park area to park the car (free parking) and go to the beach area to look around. The sand was unexpectedly soft again. There was a large group on the beach of about 100-150 people gathered in a huge circle. We couldn't imagine what was going on. The kids joined the families and decided it was an AA meeting. Suddenly a 4 wheel came up with a megaphone telling us to "leave the beach immediately. To seek shelter" that a strong thunder storm was heading this direction. We wanted to get our toes wet at least...so we ran to the water's edge and dipped our feet. They chased us down and told us to "get out! Seek Shelter!" So we left along with the 5,000 other people. We still had to go into town to get the key chain.
Now we are in traffic in a real kitchy area with arcades, restaurants, and shops so we didn't think that a key chain would be tough to get
On the way back to camp the 2 restaurants were now even more busy with a line around the building and now it was raining. We thought Paula Deen must have been a guest chef there. We got back and had a quick dinner so the kids could play and make smores with their new friend.