The Granite State is Strange But Most Myths About Us Are Just Untrue
New Hampshire Myths Busted
When I first moved to New Hampshire I went to Kittery Trading Post and got myself some bear spray because as an out of stater at the time I was very concerned that bears were everywhere.
Well, 2 years later and I have yet to have a bear sighting and I hike a great deal in the woods. My wife made me take the bear spray back immediately, so I guess I am pretty happy that I haven’t run into one.
So, yeah, not as many bears as I thought.
I didn’t need to learn to ski
When I first moved up here, I was super worried that I would be left out of most outdoor activates because I have never been on skis in my life. I was beyond thrilled to find out how many avid beachgoers there are and how much beautiful coastline there is to explore.
When I saw the Live Free or Die Motto, I thought I was in the South
Live Free or Die and all the motorcycles I thought I was back in Georgia, where I lived for a short time. Then I noticed that no one had a helmet. Well, some people had helmets, but most didn’t, and I realized that Life Free or Die is kind of another way of saying I will make my own rules.
I knew right then and there I had found a home in New Hampshire.
The City Vibe is Way Cooler than I thought it would be
Hanging out in downtown Portsmouth is just like most cosmopolitan cities in the northeast. Lots of art museums and live theater. The live music in town is awesome. It’s not like everyone lives in a cabin and knits. The New Hampshire vibe is way cooler than I expected. So many preconceptions about New Hampshire were in my head before moving here. I now love to call it my home. Portsmouth is one of the coolest cities I've ever worked in.