Wes Lavin Went to the 2018 Turnbridge (Vermont) Country Fair
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 


My friend Wes Lavin is a better photographer than me.
Firstly, he has better equipment than me.
Secondly he travels all over northern  New England just to take pictures in different seasons.
Most of my photographs are closer to home, and I'm not really into photography
Wes in into photography as a retired school teacher

Wes loves to photograph are local festivals/fairs in northern New England
Small town festivals in New England are pretty much like small town festivals across the USA
These are filled with happy people who are enjoying their produce, crafts, patriotism, food, and talents such as music

Tourists stop at festivals to experience the local flavor of life deeper than that of simply viewing a village from inside a car
Locals participate in festivals to greet friends and acquaintances, to share a bit of gossip, and to find some laughs
Festivals are also a chance to let the children of all ages play and socialize and be noticed

Festivals vary greatly in entertainment
Some have animals for viewing and petting
Some have races such as harness races
Some have carnival machines
Some have band concerts
Some have dances
Some have featured professional entertainers
And some are simple small town events without much or anything special except local folks just getting together

The 2018 festivals that Wes photographed this year are pretty simple and low key
They were mostly market day festivals featuring food and crafts

The following is from a set of pictures of the 2018 Turnbridge, Vermont Country Fair (a better than average fair for these parts)



Going Home


One of the reasons for going home so soon


Yet another reason for going home so soon




Vermont is noted for having too many school districts with too few students
One claim on PBS that I never verified is that some districts have more school board members than students
The justification for not consolidating some districts is that the mountain roads are just too dangerous for school busses in the winter





This guy never has to take more than a step or two to win a basketball game
























More of Wes Lavin's Pictures


Wes Lavin's 2016 Autumn Foliage Part 1

Wes Lavin's Autumn Foliage Photographs:  Part 2

Wes Lavin's 2017 Autumn Foliage Part 1

Wes Lavin's Photographs From the 2016 Turbridge Country Fair--- 

Wes Lavin's Photographs From the 2018 Turbridge Country Fair--- 

Some of Wes Lavin's June 2016 Photographs ---

Wes Lavin's Panoramic Pictures of Bob Jensen's Flower Gardens in 2015

Wes Lavin's Winter Pictures (Set 01) ---

Wes Lavin's 2017 Summer Pictures Part 1

Wes Lavin's 2017 Summer Part 2 --- Sugar Hill Festival

Wes Lavin's Misc. Festival Pictures ---

Wes Lavin's 2018 Maple Sugaring Pictures

Wes Lavin's 2018 June Part 1 --- Featuring an Old Split Tree in Our Wildflower Field

Wes Lavin's 2018 June Part 2 --- Featuring Small Towns Fourth of July



Our Cottage's History

Sunset Hill House Resort History Set 01 ---

Historic Photographs (Set 01) of the Sunset Hill House Resort Shared by Gunsmith Ron Resden from Vermont

Historic Photographs (Set 02) of the Sunset Hill House Resort Shared by Gunsmith Ron Resden from Vermont

Historic Photographs (Set 03) of the Sunset Hill House Resort Shared by Gunsmith Ron Resden from Vermont

After the Sunset Hill House Resort was nearly all demolished in 1973, our cottage (before it was ours)
was moved in 1977 from the golf course across a tennis court and up to where the former hotel site.
I show pictures of the preparation work prior to the moving the cottage and its four fireplaces

Next I show pictures of the move to the new site

Next I show the pictures of a 1980 spectacular fire on one of the remaining three cottages

Iron Ore From Ore Hill and Historic Iron Works Operations in Franconia

Sunset Hill House Hotel:  The American Dream ---

Part 1 of the History of the Homestead Inn Torn Down in 2015

Part 2 of the History of the Homestead Inn


More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories


Blogs of White Mountain Hikers (many great photographs) ---


 White Mountain News --- http://www.whitemtnews.com/

On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---


Bob Jensen's Blogs
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/resume.htm#Presentations 



Our address is 190 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West



Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm 

Bob Jensen's Home Page --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/