Staycation – Part I

Drove and walked around Portsmouth, New Hampshire this weekend. Would have preferred our weekend stay in Lincoln, NH, where all the best foliage is. Alas, we did not want to take any chances. We saw some very interesting places along our walk.

We packed a lunch to avoid eating in a restaurant and stopped only in a few stores. The weather was too perfect to be indoors anyway.

I ADORE Gus & Ruby and am SO glad there is not a shop near me. I would be broke.

What a strange, yet lovely getaway

Top Five Tuesday – New England

Reasons I Love New England


  1. Having four seasons

    I cannot imagine a place that doesn’t have four seasons. I like to be hot, cool, cold and warm. Maybe that is because I am a glutton for punishment, like the rest of the New England population. It is refreshing and always feels like a new start, regardless of the temperature. After a long winter, you learn to appreciate the colors and blooms in Spring!

  2. Fall foliage

    Is there anything more beautiful that fall foliage? The intense colors are amazing. LOVE IT! I actually drive hours to New Hampshire to look at leaves. Seriously.

  3. Summer on or at the water

    There is nothing better than jumping into the ocean on a super hot day. I also love the feeling of sand between my toes. You can’t beat the breeze off the water while having dinner on the deck!

  4. First snow

    First snow is refreshing. You can almost smell it in the air. I feel like it kills the germs and wipe away the dirt!

  5. First signs of Spring after a long winter

    I love the first snow but I hate the rest! Winter can seem really long, especially if we have a lot of power outages. The first signs of Spring – flowers blooming, colors and warm temperatures are so wonderful and are a renewal.