1st Annual Dan Duggan’s ‘Find the Answer for Cancer’ Ride

This past April, my family lost a truly exceptional and wonderful man.

Uncle Danny was a musician, master craftsman, avid fisherman, and a dedicated conservationist. And this year, he intended to discover the joy of the motorcycle community.

My cousin Heather is the manager at the legendary Broken Spoke Saloon in Laconia and a devoted member of the motorcycle community. As Heather explains, “This year my father was going to join me in Sturgis to learn why I love the motorcycle community so much, to see why I truly love what I do and what I’ve been able to be a part of. On April 3, 2010 my father lost his battle with prostate cancer.”

So join my family on July 31 at the Broken Spoke Saloon for the 1st Annual Dan Duggan’s ‘Find the Answer for Cancer’ Ride, a gorgeous motorcycle ride through some of New Hampshire’s most beautiful and scenic roads, followed by great food, fantastic music and wonderful memories. Learn more here.

As Heather says, “I can’t think of any better way to honor my father while showing my family what he had hoped to learn this year than to help find an answer for the cancer that took him away from this world.”

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Beginning of the End

I’ve gone the way of the blog. It’s true.

So let’s just forget all those times I mocked bloggers and called them narcissistic. Or wannabe journalists. Or bad writers.

Because although there are plenty of self-absorbed fake reporters blogging away with bad grammar, I’ve also found some really swell blogs. [Check out this hilarious blog, the beautiful photos on this blog, and the adorableness of this blog.]

And besides. I leave for London in a few weeks and really want to chronicle my trip for the folks back home. [ Hi Folks!]

So to celebrate my departure from the North Shore, I’ve taken a few photos of my favorite spots along this beautiful coastline.

*Sure, it’s not Colorado. But it’s not too shabby.

Essex River

Essex River

Southwest Corridor Park in Boston

Southwest Corridor Park in Boston

Salem Farmers Market

Salem Farmers Market