Summer of ’22 – Aug 2022

It feels odd to be summarizing the summer of 2022 on the first day of August, but we head west in just days.  Think Lewis and Clark meets Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, perhaps absent the enlightenment.

The route below will not exactly be our route, but we won’t burden you with details.  Or facts.  Suffice it to say we will be heading west.  Soon.

In the short time we have been here in NH this year, we have had an outstanding time!  We have had friends visit us, reconnected with old friends, met up with current and former neighbors, and explored some new haunts.  Very cool!

Thanks to my bride, we scored a free smoker and charcoal grill!  It pays to marry up.

I know no one believes us to be shallow in nature, lack discerning taste, or exercise bad judgment, but one of our highlights has been frequenting a local biker bar!  Get your motor running.

Wally’s, (technically Wally’s Restaurant and Venue) on Hampton Beach, has been our go-to haunt on Tuesday’s this summer.

With a cool, open-air vibe, good food, and fun bartenders, this place is amazing.  We go there on Tuesday’s (typically mid-afternoon) because aside from the vibe and a cold beer, they sell twin lobsters for $16.59.  This makes Karen a cheap date, and all the better because she typically gives me her second lobster.  Can I get an amen?

I’d get my days mixed up, but one day of the week there are 10-cent wings, another day $5 pizzas… etc.  If you’re looking for a nice place to go, this isn’t it.  But if you’re looking for a great place to go, this is it!

And they have music on a regular basis.  We didn’t see Billy Bob Thornton and the Bookmasters or GWAR, but those are two of the many acts that will play here this summer.  Billy Bob Thornton’s bus below.

We made our first foray to Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club in Portsmouth, in our case to see Tal Wilkenfeld. What a great venue!  Guessing this place seats about 200 guests and serves food and beverages.  We will be back next year for sure.

As much as we love travel, we are going to miss our surroundings here in the hood.  I mentioned previously our day visiting the Pocket Gardens of Portsmouth, and our walks down North Shore Road, but there is such beauty all around us.

Speaking of the hood, we will miss the Huckleberry Homestead, our source for unbelievable peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies.

Stay tuned… the Slowskys hit the road.  Operators standing by.

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