Tuesday, December 10, 2019

T Stands for Clark's Trading Post



On Sunday, we decided to head about 45 minutes South of Lancaster, NH and on this trip I was in the right position to capture the Old Man in the Mountains perch on Cannon Mountain. The rock formation used to be seen just above the trees and where the white clouds are on the left side of the picture. 


Soon, we arrived at our destination, Clark's Trading Post. One admission fee got you access to all the main attractions for the day.


You had to pay extra if you wanted Zoltar to grant you a wish


A fancy bubblah, but not today's drink reference



I was tempted to sit on the bear.


 We had some time to pass before boarding the train


We wandered up and down Main St.


Looking at the memorabilia. A rocking horse for Elizabeth


Old time fire engines



A fire engine with Sparky



One more horse on this team and it could have been the chariot team driven by Ben-Hur


A Boy on a Dolphin fountain cousin to Worcester's Turtle Boy Not today's drink reference


 Lovely gardens 


 The train wends it's way through the forest. What's that chasing the train?


Some old mining equipment 


 Beautiful scenery


What's all that shouting? 


It's the Wolf Man shouting and ranting at the people on the train.


He races alongside the train shooting off his mouth and a gun. The conductor and Wolf Man traded insults with each other. All in fun. 


I wish the Dollhouse had a cupola for this cool bear weathervane


Old model railroads.







Lots of cups to choose from for today's tea party. Or coffee, if you prefer.


Some G.I. Joe dolls action figures.


A creepy, Chatty Cathy doll though she reminded me of Talking Tina.


Lots of cast iron cookware for KathyintheOzarks


Some old type writers. I learned to type on my dad's manual Olivetti.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.


34 comments:

  1. oh what a fun adventure-and it looks like a great weather day too! Love train rides like these- not too far. And so many wonderful displays to take in. My faves are the typewriters and tea cups and saucers,etc. Thanks for sharing, and happy T day!

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    1. The weather was gorgeous unseasonably warm for the mountains. I loved all the teacups and saucers, too.

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time, and saw so many lovely and interesting things from past times. I love places like that! The cups and pates etc are lovely, too. Happy T Day, Valerie

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    1. It was fun to browse to see things from the past to compare to how far we have come along.

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  3. Wow that looks like a fantastic destination, the train ride with wolf man shouting must have been fun and maybe a bit scary if he was shooting a gun. All the photos were interesting to see, the blue and white pottery looked so pretty.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Clark's advertises on television as you can tell it's a big tourist attraction. In the ads you get to see Wolf Man, if you're from New England. I think on the train, the conductor warned people of this crazy old miner so I think people knew something would be happening. Especially because you could see and hear the Jeep as Wolf Man tried to catch up to the train.

      The blue and white dishes are my favorite.

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  4. Good morning CJ What a very fun day at the Trading Post and the train-I would have enjoyed it all.
    Funny I looked at the photos enlarged first and of course the cast iron caught my eye-then I read the post-haha I have everything except that type of pot.
    Happy T wishes hugs Kathy

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    1. I was wondering how many pieces you would have ๐Ÿ˜บ

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  5. Wow that must´ve been a packed super-fun day!!! So much to see. Wonderful, thank you for sharing and have a happy T-Day!

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    1. Yes, it was a packed day and there's more to come. Stay tuned next week! ๐Ÿ˜บ

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  6. "My name is Talking Tina and I'm going to KILL you!" LOL Great episode!
    Thanks for the tag-along! :D

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    1. Talking Tina is one of the best Twilight Zone episodes. The doll at the trading post really creeped me out and all I could think about was Talking Tina๐Ÿ˜บ

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  7. Wow, what a fabulous post! I so enjoyed visiting Clark's Trading Post with you, there is so much to see and do ๐Ÿ˜€. The train ride took in so e beautiful scenery too! Wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. The train ride was fun and of course, beautiful scenery.

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  8. A train! And Wolfman, too. What a ride! I still have my Chatty Cathy doll :) but she doesn't talk any more. "Please brush my hair," was her favorite sentence :)

    Happy T Tuesday!

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    1. Your Chatty Cathy sounds better behaved than Talking Tina.

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  9. What a great theme park. The train is wonderful. I would love a ride.
    And of course all those antique things. I love the china, especially the blue and white stuff.
    I'm sure Elizabeth will love her carousel horse.
    You had good weather by the looks of it. A perfet day out.
    Have a lovely T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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    1. The blue and white china was my favorite. And we did have perfect weather

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  10. Such a great post, CJ! The wonderful photos and your writing - what a gift! I feel as if I had been there with you:) Hoping your Tuesday is a good one:)

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  11. I enjoyed visiting Clark's Trading post in real life many years ago and I really enjoyed my visit today. It is a fun place, isn't it? The wolfman always makes me smile although I remember my daughter being a bit frightened when she was little. Thanks for taking us on the trip with you. And hope it was a happy T day. It might have been dark but it was nice to have a little warmer temperatures. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Clark's is a tourist trap, but a fun place to visit. The warmer temps were nice today. Too bad the sun wasn't out, I would have had my lunch in the sun room. Winter back on its way tomorrow. Be careful driving on the way to school.

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  12. Just stopping by to let you know I’m back online. Both my internet AND my phone were down. I walked to my foodie friend Sally’s to use her phone to call the phone company and Sharon who graciously left the message.

    I complained to the phone company that my internet often goes down on Mondays. I bet Sharon is getting tired of hearing from me on Monday afternoons. I asked the repair person what the problem was and he said “a line down the block had broken,” and after he repaired it, he came here and reset my phone AND internet lines. This was the greatest early Christmas gift I could have received. Yes, I’m doing a happy dance.

    I can’t possibly catch up with you at the moment, but I am simply grateful that you chose to visit and spend T time with me today. Thank you for that.

    I loved your walk through the town. I enjoyed seeing Zoltar. I had no idea it was a REAL name. I thought it was made up for the commercial. When I first saw the bubbler, I thought it was a urinal (TMI?).

    LOVE the rocking horse. It's amazing how little things remind us of our friends, real or virtual. Thanks for sharing these photos with us at T this Tuesday.

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    1. I'm glad you liked the rocking horse and when out and about, I try to keep my eye out for T Day things. Glad your internet is back up and running.

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  13. i would have enjoyed touring that place. And I would have paid for a fortune from whatever his name is..Zoltar.

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    1. Except with Zoltar, you really have to be careful what you wish for. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. We called water fountains bubblers in WI, but no one else in the Midwest did. Are there several states out your way that use the term. The water really did bubble up, so it made perfect sense to me. I enjoyed your trip through Clark's Trading Post.

    My mom had an Underwood like the one in the picture. But I still haven't learned to type. Hunt and peck. Then correct and correct.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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    1. As far as I knew, bubbler was a Boston expression, and maybe extends to other New England states.

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  15. This looks and sounds such fun :)
    I loved seeing all of your photographs, and what a lovely blue sky.

    All the best Jan

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    1. The weather was just perfect. Felt more like end of Summer than Fall.

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  16. What a great day CJ! Such a wonderful place!!!

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