The first three days of my visit to New Hampshire were nothing short of stellar. From the white mountains to the coast, this New England state had me at hello!
To wrap up the ‘At a Glance’ posts, I bring you Day Four of the New Hampshire Road Trip.
If you are just joining this series – be sure to check out days 1, 2 and 3 first so that we are all on the same page.
Here we go!
Following some delicious food and a musical evening at “The Music Hall” my mom was off to bed. I on the other hand wanted to check out the Portsmouth nightlife. Some quick research and questions later I found myself at The Red Door – a trendy little spot identifiable by of course, a red door. There was a cool mix of electronic/techno music that I’m not usually a fan of but it worked in this setting.
I tried their espresso martini, which was delicious, but unfortunately left me wide-eyed once the night shut down.
When I finally fell asleep, it was in my comfy bed at the Residence Inn – Marriott. I had never stayed in an extended visit hotel like this and with it’s full equipped in room kitchen, someone on a budget could save some solid cash by making their own meals. We had a delicious breakfast in the morning (the USA loves their waffle makers!) and only had to walk a block to be right in the heart of Portsmouth proper.
Before leaving Portsmouth, our last stop in New Hampshire, we set out for a bit of shopping on this damp morning. The city was quiet and sleepy, so we had it pretty much to ourselves. There are a ton of shops to go through and having done some looking around the day before, my mother had a few items she wanted to pick up. I’ll share those with you later. The locals continued to be sweet as pie and we even had a shopkeeper ask us if we were ‘Canadian’ because we were so friendly and talked to her. Canucks for the WIN!
Although Portsmouth meant the end of our New Hampshire road trip, not to mention we were feeling a bit worn out, we had one more stop to make before heading home to Toronto. Just two hours south was Bridgewater, Massachusetts where my friend and fellow travel blogger Ryan of Pause The Moment lives with his family.
Coming from a country where you can drive for a day and STILL be in the same province, 2 hours is nothing. We headed to Ryan’s home and spent the evening laughing, telling stories and feeling so welcomed by his family.
How often do two travel bloggers AND their moms end up in the same room. We had to capture the moment!
Thanks for having us and treating us like family!
On a Monday morning, with our New Hampshire Road Trip coming to a close, we began the 10 hour drive back to Toronto. While we originally considered stopping for the night somewhere halfway, we opted to drive the whole way, through rain, snow and wind (yes – it was miserable) and arrived back in Toronto late that night.
While this is just a glance at our trip and I’ll go more into detail on each adventure in upcoming posts, I want to send a HUGE thank you to New Hampshire Tourism for hosting us and all the wonderful people who treated us with such care and hospitality.
I will no doubt be back for more.
Which of these ‘At a Glance’ stories do you want to hear more about?