The Fall is celebrated while the leaves change color and the frost is on the pumpkins. Many decorate their front yards & porchs for Halloween and Thanksgiving before Winter sets in. Please don't smash the Jack'o Lanterns or pumpkins sitting by the front doors. They are out there for viewing and to put a smile on your face, if they don't scare you! This one is a record breaker and can be found at the Garden Center in Manchester. The pictures were taken by my friends, Sam & Patsy Sargent. Thanks for sending them!
In Ireland one looks at doors for quaint variety. In Manchester (and northern NE in general), the variety of porches in the city can be a focus of a nice stroll. Try the areas north and east of Beech and Bridge St.
Manchester, New Hampshire
"Busy New England Town"
Flying into Manchester is a great experience, the airport is very modern and efficient, unlike many, many, many I have flown into.
Returning to Manchester during their rush hour was another experience, their rush hour is just that, their freeway (I think they call it something else) was very busy.
As I didn't spend too much time there, I'm borrowing a comentary from Jeff Boulter, a native of this bustling city. (His picture too!).
"Dave Berryish Review of Manchester by Jeff Boulter"
While surfing to find information on Manchester I found a site that was so enjoyable I must share it with VT.
" Where else can one live 45 minutes from clean beaches, an hour from one of the world's greatest cities (Boston), an hour from some of the largest and most beautiful lakes in the country, and a few hours from 6000+ foot mountains?
Manchester, or as some of us locals call it, The BIG CITY. Add on no income tax and no sales tax and you have one of the most productive economies in the nation.
Every four years we are center of the political spotlight as Presidential candidates compete to win the coveted first-in-the-nation primary. For the 1992 election, Clinton, Dole, Tsongas, and bunch of others visited my high school."
and a little Q & A
[Q] Aren't there more cows than people in NH?
[A]No. You're thinking of Vermont, and the people population surpassed the bovine population sometime in the seventies. According to the 1990 Census, about 1.1 Million people live in NH.
For more about New Hampshire ,and Manchester in particular check out Jeff's site - www.Jeff@boulter.com\nh for a good read.