77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 59 – Hampton Beach, NH

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line:  Day 59 – Hampton Beach, NH

With 60% chance of rain, we were still determined to go to the beach today.  After all, our exchange student from Spain, Lili, is used to getting into the Atlantic on the north side of Spain, we had to let her see a US beach, right?  So, where do we go from Pelham NH on a cloudy day?  Hampton Beach, NH!  Initially, I was headed for North Hampton Beach, but since I had driven to Hampton NH so many times recently due to Tim’s purchase on Ashworth Ave, that’s where we ended up!

On our drive to Hampton Beach, NH, it poured rain and I asked the 3 girls several times, “are you sure you want to go to the beach?”  ”Of course, Mom!” was unanimous.  After all, they expected to get wet in the water, so what’s the difference if the rain gets them too?  We ate lunch in the car as soon as we arrived (after getting a fantastic free parking spot right on the street) and suddenly the rain stopped.  The girls ran into the very clean bath house, changed, and were out on their way with the boogie boards and wet suits down to the beach!

The water at Hampton Beach is much too cold for me (especially since my wetsuit was on someone else AND there was no sun), so I opted for sitting on the beach (and using the umbrella to stay dry in a couple of passing showers).

If you’ve never been over to the beach, you may like Hampton Beach.  Certainly there are a lot of shops, restaurants, and activities to do in the area if the sun isn’t out and chances are, if you’re from this area, you will probably run into someone you know.  The drive from Pelham was only about 50 minutes with no traffic, so I considered it a reasonable trip for even a half day!  :)

If beaches aren’t your “thing”, you may find something else you like in NH to enjoy the outdoors!  Look on the NH State Parks website for other ideas.

Do you have a favorite beach other than Hampton Beach I should write about?  Tell us about it below!  Thank you!

104 Ashworth Ave, Hampton NH 03842 SOLD!

104 Ashworth Ave, Hampton, NH  03842 SOLD!

List price:  $179,900

Sale price:  $149,500

3 family home

# of bedrooms:  6

# of bathrooms:  3

Living area:  2068 sf

Lot size:  .04 acres

2 blocks from the beach!

This bank owned multi family JUST SOLD today, June 9,2011, for 83% of the asking price.  Congratulations to Tim on the purchase of his home and to Salem 5 Bank on the sale of the home!  It was great working with you and your loan officer, Darcy Bastarche of Salem 5 Bank.  This home needed a lot of work in order to get financing, so we were able to get the approval for a 203K loan – call me to understand more how this loan could work for you!

If you are looking to buy or sell any kind MA or NH home, click on the link to get started or contact me directly at 603-318-6953.

I look forward to hearing from you!