Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My journey to New Hampshire Part 2.

First and Foremost.
Proof of my epic game of Scrabble from Part 1.

I couldn't contain myself, it was too funny

Now onto the next bit of my trip.

I arrived in Boston practically peeing myself everywhere I went because I was finally in a place I had dreamed to go for so (ohmygod you don't even know) long.

I was picked up from the airport by my brohem (brother-in-law) and my sister and taken to lunch to a tasty little place called 'Water on the Tavern'. There, I had lobster from the East Coast for the first time ever. It was absolutely gorgeous and I fell 100% in love with the city. I'm waiting for brohem to email me the pictures with Boston as my backdrop. :]

From there, we left to make our trek to New Hampshire.

We got through the city listening to some fantastic songs from the 80's, 90's & early 00's. It was too fun. Once we were out of the city, we hooked up my ipod (the one C let me borrow) and listened to Glee.

We stopped at a rest stop that had a liquor store attached.. Umm.. this kind of thing does NOT happen in Michigan, so obviously they went inside & bought some booze for when we got to the house.

Hopped back on the road and eventually found the road the house was on and went on a hunt for address 194 LakeShore (or maybe it was NorthShore) and thought we were done! Well, we drove around for 45 minutes... there was no 194 anywhere.

There was 190, 192 and 200, but no 194. Of course, we had zero service up there so getting ahold of anyone in the family was impossible AND my phone and my sisters phone were dead. What do we do? We stop at the village shop and ask.

After they met the town cop, Travis, and the fire chief, not too sure what his name was, they called the 911 disbatcher for the village and she said there was no address 194 in the surrounding 3 towns on any of the roads.

We were stumped.
We were frustrated.
Tension was really high.

I just sat in my corner in the back seat praying WWIII wouldn't break out in the front seat.

We drove around attempting to find my cousin's house to no avail, EVEN pulled into address 192 and drove all the way back hoping that 194 was at the end of the driveway... Nope, just a gorgeous beach and lake. So we drove around some more.. until...

We drove by 192 again and ALAS... there were cars in the driveway and people that looked to be our family members milling about. We pulled in and all was well..

Minus us bitching about 194 not existing and the retort being


194 was in the rental agreement, but know this.. The address to the house we stayed at in New Hampshire was 192 NorthShore.

We then settled in with each other and despite living hundreds (if not thousands) of miles away, it was like we had never left. Conversation flowed and laughter ALWAYS followed. We joked about befriending Travis the village cop, walked to the beach, had Chinese for dinner, played games, it was glorious.

I did have to share a room with Grandma, which I thought was going to be a pain in the hind end, but it turned out to be not so bad. :] She is a neat lady and I absolutely adore her.


So thats part 2. Just 3 days worth of the craziness. I'm hoping to consolidate and only have 4 written parts and 1 photo entry. Then, it will be back to my regular shenanigans. :)

Stay tuned for: Crazy Ella/Grandma conversations, that time we got lost in Maine, our joint birthday party, and FIMMY. :)


  1. Dude, barefootfoodie wrote a similar post when she went to Utah. Only she was looking for a liquor store that her iPhone said should be at an address which didn't exist. They were drunk and called 911. What is up with nonexistent addresses?!?!

  2. Apparently the people who decide addresses think this is frackin' hilarious.

    Personally, I'd like to punch that person in the face.

  3. Totally never new 911 could be used as a GPS substitute. I always thought it was for emergencies only. This is good news for me because I get lost A LOT. On an entirely separate note:

    1. Yes. Lobsters from the East Coast ARE the best ones to eat. If it didn't come from the East Coast it just feels second hand.

    2. Boston is fun to visit. It, however, is NOT fun to drive through, in, or around. In New England we call Massachusetts drivers "Massholes." Us Rhode Islanders tend to look down on those Massholes, but the truth is we aren't much better. (P.S. Next time you go to Boston, stay for awhile. Check out the Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Aquarium and the The Science Museum thingy place. All awesome places to go. And eat at Legal Seafood, conveniently located right next to the Boston Aquarium. Expensive, but worth it.)

    3. I just took a trip to New Hampshire myself. Hopefully I'll be blogging about it soon.

  4. ooOOooo! I'm looking forward to the pictures and the conversation segments! :)