Thoughts On A Sunday

Deb and I headed out on The Boat and over to Weirs Beach yesterday to walk Lakeside Avenue and become part of the thronging crowd at Laconia's Motorcycle Week. The photos seen in the post prior to this were taken during that outing.

We were also glad to make it up to Thurston's Marine in order to meet the hosts of our favorite morning radio show, Free Wings and Hot Beer, Free Hot and Beer Wings,....uh...Free Beer and Hot Wings. The local radio station, WWHQ - the Hawk, hosted them, setting them up so that they had a view of most of the activities from the radio station's RV.

Not a bad job if you can get it!


One of the downsides to Motorcycle Week is the lack of consideration by folks up here for the festivities, at least those who happen to be staying with friends who live nearby the activities. In this case our new neighbors, the ones that like to keep their place lit up like Fenway Park all night, had friends from south of the border staying with them during the weekend. That in and of itself wasn't the problem. It was the incessant noise – yelling, foul language, and motorcycle burnouts – that lasted until well past 3AM.

This morning's escapades required us and a number of other neighbors to call the local police to complain. When I called, I explained the problem to the dispatcher and, at one point, held the phone out the window so that she could hear it for herself. The noise was that loud.

Less then three minutes later a police cruiser pulled up their driveway. We could hear the police officer explaining the facts of life to the rowdy bunch. There were a few loud vocal complaints about having to quiet down, but in the end peace and quiet returned to the neighborhood by 4AM.


Today was also the day we installed the air conditioners here at The Manse. It was a 'Triple H' day in the Lakes Region – Hot, Hazy, and Humid.

We also spent part of the day out on the lake on The Boat, one of the better ways to beat the heat. A lot of other people had the same idea. Normally we don't venture out onto Winnipesaukee during weekend afternoons due to the rough water created by the wakes of the numerous boats out there, but we made an exception this time, keeping the speed slow and steady while enjoying the cooling lake breezes.

I know that Jay and Deb sought refuge at Jay's air conditioned office as it's even hotter down in the People's Republic of Massachusetts.


By 5PM many of the motorcyclists were packing up and leaving for home. By 6PM Lakeside Avenue was looking a bit bare on the TV.

And so ends another Motorcycle Week in Laconia.


Believe it or not, there are some Muslim clerics in Iran that get it. One of them is the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's grandson. He believes that the ruling mullah's have sold out the Iranian people and are addicted to holding power and will do what is necessary to stay in power.

(H/T Hud's Blog-o-rama)


Summer TV is looking interesting.

Both The 4400 and Dead Zone have returned on USA.

ABC Family debuts a new series, Kyle XY. It debuts next week.

I think these series will keep my withdrawal symptoms from Lost, Smallville, Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica, to a minimum.


I wonder if Rep. Jack Murtha realizes that he has become nothing more than a mouthpiece for the deluded Left? To quote Bryan at Hot Air, “When does it become legitimate to question not only Rep. Murtha's patriotism, but his loyalty and even his sanity?”

I believe we are far beyond that point.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where summer is here a few days ahead of the solstice, the roar of motorcycles has faded off into the distance, and where we can finally have some peace and quiet.

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