Quinton moves to New Hampshire to save the world, or at least New Hampshire!
We arrived in July to our new home in Littleton, NH, where a group of amazing Porcupines were ready to help us move in. Our connections with the North Country group formed very quickly. This group is very family friendly. There are a few individuals who actively communicate local events/opportunities and the monthly potluck meetup is well attended by the group. That particular meetup has become a priority for us. We experience it like a welcoming family dinner with a growing surrogate family.
The transition to life in New Hampshire has been much easier than we expected. We try to take every opportunity to attend the numerous gatherings each month and meet as many people as we can. We also try not only to get to know our new home town of Manchester, but to get out into the surrounding areas as much as we can, exploring all the wonderful things that New Hampshire has to offer, such as the gorgeous mountains, lakes and coast, and all the fascinating and rich history of New England in general.
We chose to settle in a small town in Hillsboro County, and the options for local activities are endless… farmers’ markets, town concerts, fairs, apple picking, cider presses, scarecrow competitions, fall festivals, pumpkin picking… we’ve been busier having fun in our little town of 5,000 people than we ever were in the urban mecca of Seattle.
I remember when I first moved, I felt overwhelmed with the abundance of opportunities that lay in front of me. There are so many activities to be a part of, groups and organizations to join, and amazing people to meet.
Tiffany looks back on her family’s first year in the North Country after their move from Michigan. What is their life like after the honeymoon is over?