On our road trip last week, we spent part of a morning in Walpole, New Hampshire, 17 miles north of Keene. It was settled in the 1700’s and named in honor of Sir Robert Walpole, the first prime Minister of Great Britain.
It is truly a quaint little New England town with winding roads and beautiful homes everywhere you look. It’s a small town. How small you might be thinking, well, the business area is one short block long.
You know it is a small town when we found ourselves looking for doors and passed Ken Burns walking on the road twice. I thought it would be quite gauche of me to hang out the window with my phone and take his photo so I didn’t, but I was tempted.
While I never tire of looking at the gorgeous historic homes, the one door I’m always headed to is L.A. Burdick’s because there I’m either going to find a fantastic meal or a treat from their chocolate and pastry area.
This time we were a little too early for lunch so had to settle for pastries and coffee. Poor us.
Don’t want a meal or coffee and snack? How about a pastry or a chocolate mouse to go?
I am always in awe of the big old houses meticulously maintained, but there was one rather small one, at least by Walpole standards, that caught my eye because of its dark green door and the porch decorations. The green doesn’t show up well in the photo, but it is a gem.
Welcome back to Norm Frampton, our fearless Thursday Doors leader. This post is linked to his August 9, 2018, post. 🚪