Originally Posted by raymcgill
I moved up here a year ago and traveled the whole state looking for a place to settle down... And wow, the dark is darker up here.
@Raymond - Where are you originally from?
I moved up here from Jersey about 15 yrs ago. We did the same thing - traveled the whole state looking for a place to live. What a difference! We went from people dodging cars on foot through traffic (New York Style), people carjacking and throwing cinder blocks off of highway overpasses (for fun)... to coming to a full stop to allow people to cross the street in downtown Concord. Life is GOOD! It's a much better (and safer) place to raise our family.
The dark definitely IS darker! When my family has come to visit, they are astounded by the night sky. We have all seen the milky way for the first time in our lives! If you're lucky enough, you might even see the Northern Lights too!
~ Jon G.
P.S. Please be careful of the ticks. Be sure to do a tick check whenever you've been through tall grass or been in the woods (or grass on the beach). Oh, and pets can bring the ticks indoors too (all year long). Ticks are endemic in Southern NH (NH has more cases per year than even CT!). When ticks are nymphs, they are extremely small - the size of the period at the end of this sentence. And Lyme disease is nothing to mess with. It's SO MUCH more than just joint pain - it can (and does) kill people. There's a silent epidemic that's spreading through the states and disabling people with MS-like symptoms.
I don't mean to scare you, but to simply educate you on something that you might not have thought/known about. BTW - Lyme has been identified in all 50 states! It's just much more prevalent here in the NorthEast.