What does picking peaches and Jim Brickman have in common? Nothing. But then again.... Actually, we did both on the same day! First, we went to pick peaches at Butternut Farms. We drove out Dover, NH's 6th Street all the way up into Gonic, NH and then down Rt. 125 to Gear Road. We took Gear all the way out Estes Road and Meaderboro Road to the Butternut Farm in Farmington, NH where Sue said that peaches were in picking season and should be great. We wandered around there for awhile, me learning how to find a good peach, and Sue taking pictures of every plant she saw. We also grabbed a couple of pumpkins for the front steps.
We took Rt. 202 South after leaving Butternut, stopping along the way at a pretty neat road-side antique barn. The weather just couldn't have been better, and with 202 going past the really pretty Ayres Pond area, the ride was just beautiful.
We followed Rt. 202 South, and picked up Rt. 9 East to Rt. 125 South to a Wendy's restaurant at the Lee Circle for a quick lunch. We took Rt. 4 to Rt. 108 and up to do the food shopping at Hannafords close to home. It was such a great day that we just sat out on the deck and read for awhile before starting some backgammon. We had just wanted to have a quick dinner of steak and salad, so around 5:30pm we shifted into the kitchen.
We should have headed off into Portsmouth earlier than when we did at 7:00pm because the traffic was some of the worst I've ever seen. The downtown parking garage was full, as were a few of the other major lots. It's a good thing I knew some alternatives because we didn't have too far to walk to The Music Hall where Jim Brickman was playing a concert.
We enjoyed the Brickman concert so much that not only did I buy a CD collection of his greatest hits, but, when we got home, Sue poured us out small glasses of liquor and we listened to about 4 of his works before heading off to bed around midnight.
And that's what picking peaches and Jim Brickman have in common, okay?