I knew that when I passed a fork in the road, a potato would be in sight.
My prediction was correct as a gray day of Pawtucket, R.I., soon became much brighter when I spotted the famous Mr. Potato Head statue.
With his bright red nose and blue shoes, bulging eyes and early 1900s baseball mustache, Mr. Potato Head cheerfully stands as the eye-catching icon in front of the Hasbro Headquarters. This is certainly no half-baked attraction!
The Mr. Potato Head Statue is located at 1027 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, R.I. (about a mile off Route 95) Tel. 401-431-8697
Petey’s Summertime Seafood and Bar in Rye Beach, N.H., has just about everything you could ever want in a seafood shack — lobster, lobster rolls, fried seafood platters, broiled and baked seafood dishes, New England clam chowder and ocean views from the top outdoor deck. Petey’s also specializes in New England clam bakes that include lobster, steamed clams, corn on the cob, clam, fish or seafood chowder, cole slaw, garden salad, caesar salad or potato salad. Now that’s a classic summertime meal in these neck of the woods (or coast)!
Add an extensive drinks list, some soft serve ice cream, a picnic area, hokey seafood-theme decor, occasional entertainment, and a light and breezy coastal vibe near several public ocean beaches and the overall feeling is true summertime seafood shack bliss. We can hardly wait to return!
Petey’s Summertime Seafood and Bar is located at 1323 Ocean Blvd. (Route 1A), Rye NH. Tel (603) 431-5809. Don’t let the name fool you, Petey’s is actually open year-round!
Really, is there a happier New England travel scene than crossing the Route 9 bridge over the Kennebec River into Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine?
Even when it’s cloudy, the scene looks so sunny, knowing that you have just entered a town with beautiful beaches, restaurants with amazing local seafood, scenic ocean drives, magnificent old sea captain homes and colorful Dock Square with all its neat, little shops, as well as restaurants and cafes.
Welcome to Kennebunkport!
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Just like classic village green towns, mountains and cows, the covered bridge is synonymous with Vermont. Pictured above is the Dummerston, Vt., covered bridge right off Route 30. It’s not quite as spiffy as other Vermont covered bridges and that’s why I like it so much. The look of this this bridge fits Vernont like an old comfortable show.
What makes it even nicer is the view below of the West River…
Although my main trip focused on visiting the nearby Newfane Country Store, Vermont Country Store and towns like Townshend, Putney, Jamaica, Londonderry, Newfane and Weston, this stop along the road just goes to prove that the journey can be just as nice as the destination!