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Insert Coin to Continue - Torchbug Rides On!

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Unfortunately, it took like 2 months for the famous Traveling Torchbug to travel from one end of my little state to the other. We missed a great snowstorm on Thanksgiving, and at least two other smaller dusting storms during December. Alas, it got up to 50 on X-Mas week, and all the snow around my home disappeared. My initial idea, to have Torchy experience snow, went by the wayside.

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So, I had to come up with an alternative. I'd love to say that New Hampshire has a multitude of amazing places to visit, but in the wintertime, other than some great scenic views, we have just a few attractions. Mostly cold and wet cold. Blech.

One interesting place, and one of my favorite places period, is Funspot, in Meredith, NH - very close to Weirs Beach and Laconia. Funspot is the largest arcade in the world, home to over 600 video and arcade games - including over 300 classic video games. In fact, it is known as the American Classic Video Game Museum. Think of a video game that you played when you were a kid - Pac-Man, Zaxxon, Star Wars, etc. etc. etc. - they have it. They have EVERY coin-op video game. And more.

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So Torchbug went on a little trip up US 93, over to Route 104 East and up Route 3 to the home of the International Classic Video Game Tournament: Funspot. My son and I were the chaperones for the adventure.

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This Sea Skate was featured on American Restoration

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Torchbug is 1:43, for scale

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OK, so it's time for Torchbug to move on. He needs to get his ass moving quicker here. No fricking 2 months to change places.

Torchbug will come with all of his goodies from his prior adventures, AND with also have a Funspot guide, a Funspot ticket and a Funspot token from beautiful New Hampshire.

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Live Free Or Die. Or Drive. Whatever, right?

Oh, and I'm in Allenstown, NH, so I believe the rules are that someone is to post on this article and stake a claim for Torchbug's next destination. Hopefully relatively close and snowy. Anyone in upstate NY? LOL.

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http://www.funspotnh.com/

http://www.classicarcademuseum.org/

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