Day 7 – June 10

Day 7 – 250 miles

Weather was going to be  bad for a couple of days so we checked into The Govenor’s Inn located at 78 Wakefield St. in Rochester, NH.  It is a full-service small Hotel in the heart of historic Rochester, NH.

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The Governor’s Inn

The Governor’s Inn was a great place to be for a few days.  They have two restuarants on the grounds and offered a continental breakfast every morning.  The first thing I thought when I walked into the front door was what a great place this would be for a wedding.

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Everything we needed was right on the premises and there was a laundromat a few blocks away.  First thing on our agenda was to wash clothes.  FYI – it’s been a long time since I washed my clothes at the laundromat and I was shocked at how much it cost.  It was $2.50 to wash a load of clothes and 25 cents for 5 minutes to dry, which of course took 25 minutes.

After our chores were done we popped over to The Garage, which is one of the two dining spots on the property, for lunch.  It was a very cool place and right behind the Inn.  Emily was our server and we enjoyed our visit with her.  She said The Garage has been opened for about a year.  They offered a huge varied of tap beers and their lunch menu was to die for.  I had a chicken salad and Frank had a sandwich.  Here’s goes a shout out to Emily.  Hey! It was great meeting you and I’ll post our picture when I get home.

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Emily and me at The Garage

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The Garage

While dining we met a man named Tom O’Brien who was an active race car driver in 1958-1962 and 1964-1966.  He was quite a delightful man and we enjoyed hearing all of his stories.  Here’s  a shout out to Tom.  Hey, Tom!  Frank and I want to see your driver’s license.   We can’t believe your in your 80’s!  After lunch, we wandered back to our room through the gardens.  Even though it was raining, it was beautiful.

As we crossed the parking lot to the lobby we spotted a motorcycle next to ours and lo and behold, it had Texas license plates.  And the passengers were Donny and Pam Phillips from Houston, Texas.  How likely is that?  They’d been on the road for 8 days and were ducking and dodging rain and thunderstorms just like us all the way.  Their destination was Canada.  They were planning to stay a few days at the Inn so we were looking forward to getting to know them better.  Donny is a fellow blogger authoring http://www.bikersblogs.com.  Check it out!

We had dinner at the Spaulding Steak & Ale at the Inn.  The salmon was perfect and so was the company.  Below is a photo of my new friends, The New Hampshire girls.   Shout out to the girls … Hey!   Elaine, on the right and I have decided we’re going to write a book together.  Stay tuned for our best seller, “Survival Guide – The Blended Family.”

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The New Hampshire girls

I’m loving New Hampshire even though it costs a fortune to wash my clothes!

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