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?
Sean found himself in a career he didn’t enjoy and in a house he struggled to afford. Was this to be his life for the next 30 years?
A libertarian Uber driver in New York wrestled with the city’s heavy-handed traffic ticketing policies, then chose a freer life in New Hampshire.