Document the Day: Road Trip to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
After the grillfest we headed to the Portsmouth Brewery, one of our longtime favorites. The atmosphere is fun, they have beer sampler flights and the best mussel dish I've ever tasted. We shared a huge table with another larger party. We taste tested the various beers on tap. John was in heaven and I enjoyed listening to what he thought of each beer. I always make him pick out what kind of beer he thinks I will like - he has a knack for getting it right. When we left the brewery the dark had settled in. Portsmouth is a really pretty town all light up at night. We had a couple of drinks at a few other cozy places in town (I think I perceived everywhere as cozy since it was so cold out and it felt so nice to get indoors!). Then we moved onto dinner at The Oar House. It was delicious with tons and tons of laughs and a wonderful server named Sarah who put up with (and even coaxed on) all of our silliness after a long day touring the town. I'm sure the other guests in the restaurant where happy when our boisterous table headed home for the evening.
After dinner it was back to the hotel to warm up. On Sunday we hit up breakfast at The Friendly Toast - a retro styled diner with a hearty menu. My mom gave us a call to let us know that Sy wasn't feeling well so we headed home. My parents were amazing caring for him when he got sick all of a sudden during the night. Thanks mom and dad you guys are the the best.
I didn't take many photos because I was busy chatting and enjoying the company. I made a point to only carry my phone camera since the weather was so blustery and cold. I had enough to keep track of with my jacket, hat, gloves and let's face it myself. It was great to get away for the night. I always find that mini road trips are the best recharge, especially in these winter months which seem to be stretching on and on. Can you tell I am ready for Spring?
Images: Rebecca Tollefsen