Gov. Chris Sununu spent Thursday celebrating something he called "Super 603 Day" with a trip from the top of the state to the bottom but he kicked it all off on Wednesday in Rochester.

The premise of the trip was for the governor to take his cousin from Massachusetts on the "ultimate New Hampshire road trip." It was also chronicled on the state's travel site

"We are going to do what no one has done before in a single day and show everyone how much NH has to offer," Sununu wrote on his Twitter account where he posted pictures and video from their journey from a sunrise breakfast and ATV ride at Jericho Mountain State Park and ended at Hampton Beach.

But their first stop was Village Pizza in Rochester where Sununu said they had chicken parm to fuel up for their adventure.

Michael Scala, director of the Rochester Economic Development Commission, wishes he had been available to share one of those sandwiches with the governor but was happy he started his trip there.

"He's been a big supporter of what we're doing here. Coincidentally, I happened to be in Concord on Wednesday," Scala told Seacoast Current. "They have great pizza so I'm glad he stopped by."

Scala said that if they could have met, he would have shown him some of the projects the commission is working on and joined him for a walk downtown.

"I was told that during one of his presentations he singled out Rochester and Londonderry as two of the communities that are working on the housing issues in the state. I'd thank him for that and show him what we're doing so he can picture how that's shaking out," Scala said.

The governor stopped at Tuckerman's Ravine where there's still some snow, took a sightseeing trip in a small plane, stopped by a state liquor store and Tuckerman Brewing in Conway and fished on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

The day ended with a sunset run into the chilly Atlantic at the beach.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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