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Old 09-11-2008, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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One of the best road trips I took, was 5 years ago. My b.f.f. and I, took off in mid October of 2005, from S. Central Texas up to Vermont, to look at the foliage. We had just missed one of the worst storms in the N.E., and we were catching the tail end of the leaf show. We did not care, one iota. Getting out of Texas, and being able to see, such gorgeous, lush, mountainous, scenery, along with the cooler temps. was such a joy for 2 middle age, South Texas gals. We stayed in a perfect B&B, and were able to explore many small towns, and their culture. We giggled to find we could drive out of the State, into N.H. within a couple of hours! We were really awe struck with the Church cemeteries, and the dates on the markers. Along with the history of these small towns, we also enjoyed the local art & craft galleries .
We made our way up to Buffalo N.Y., and were able to visit Niagara Falls. Just the day before we were there, a man jumped the Falls, and survived.
So, OP, thanks for these gorgeous pictures, and the memories they brought back. Good times, with my good friend!

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Old 09-11-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I really enjoyed these pictures. The big white colonial house in the first pictures, is the exact type house I grew up in, in southeastern Mass. My parents owned it for 40 years until their deaths. New England really has that homey look and feel to it, that is hard to find in many other areas of the country.
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:04 AM
 
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I laugh at the poster who said that Burlington, Vt, or Portland, ME, and so on are "small towns." They are small cities, and small only compared to, say, Boston or Philadelphia or "big cities."
That said, I think that any of the lovely small towns in New England would be fine places to raise a family and to live. The big issue, as in so many places, is work. There's sure no guarantee of employment outside of major metro areas. For instance, Sandwich, NH, is indeed gorgeous, as are many of the towns up in the Lake Wini region. But what to do for work? Excellent question. If you don't work from home or live on a fixed or inherited income, employment is always the big question.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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Stone Ridge, N.Y.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z35/Georgpl/stoneridge.jpg (broken link)
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Looks like a nice town, but unfortunately I have to point out that New York isn't part of New England.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:34 AM
 
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I know that. Don,t forget to check my spelling and grammer while you're at it. Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I know that. Don,t forget to check my spelling and grammer while you're at it. Thanks.

If you know that, then why did you post a post the photo in the "Best small town in New England?" thread. Maybe we need to work on comprehension instead of spelling and grammar .
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Be nice people.

I have traveled a lot during my career. NY folks do tend to think of themselves as living in New England.

I grew up on the West Coast, it always confused me how I could drive 2,000 miles East, to arrive in the 'Mid-West'. To me Mid means middle, and West means West. So the 'Mid-West' should be Oregon. Not 2,000 miles East.

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Old 10-24-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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I think a small town is more a feeling than a place. It's something that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy all over. This picture says it all. And I'm selfish, won't tell ya where it is. But it is somewhere in Maine.

A good book, a good chair, a dog at my feet and the light of day by which to read.

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Old 10-24-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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But it is somewhere in Maine.
I never understood where "Downeaster" came from, regarding people from Maine
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