What a surprise to discover a real castle as we drove through New England. I took this photo of the historic Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The exterior survived a fire, but the interior was destroyed. It has been restored. The gorgeous grounds, lakes, ponds and castle today are used for recreational purposes and maintained by a conservation department.
Then we were off to New Hampshire to Hampton Beach where I dipped my toes in the Atlantic Ocean and left my footprints in the sand.
Bruce, my late friend's husband showed us around the beach town.
And of course the guys couldn't pass up the arcade. This is a picture within a picture. Can you see their reflection on the screen?
We had a picnic on a rocky area of the beach, but because protected birds were nesting, we could not walk on the beach. I did find some interesting shells at low tide. There is so much rich history and natural beauty in New England.