What To Do When Your Backyard Becomes A World Destination
The traffic jams. The sheer variety of licence plates. The accents. For July and August, New England is a complete melting pot you would expect with any world destination.
Many of us play host to those 'from away.' Sure, it can be humorous to listen to them navigate the name of simple for letter towns like Saco (say-koah), or take a complete pronunciation pass when crossing the Piscataqua bridge. However, the novelty of getting a lobster roll is eye opening. Seriously, I've lived here a decent part of my life, and I can't remember the last time I ordered a lobster roll without a tourist in the party. Also, exploring can give you an opportunity to view your backyard in a fresh light. While playing tour guide, I pointed out things I drive by at least a few times a week. Only this time, we stopped to take photos.
Yeah, you DO live in a world destination for 6-7 weeks out of the year. Before you lay on the horn, or pull your next eye roll, remember what YOU'RE like when touring a new area. We get in our day to day, so adopting an attitude of 'on vacation' may surprise you.