Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Portsmouth, New Hampshire! {New England Vacation}

Hello and happy Wednesday!*  What do ya say we jump right into a few recaps of our wonderful New England vacation?  We just got back about a week and a half ago and I have finally had some time to sit down and recount our great trip!  So here we go...

We broke the trip up into a couple different places that we planned to visit: Portsmouth, NH, Portland, ME, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, and Woodstock, NY!  On the Friday that we left, we drove straight to Scanton, PA (with a stop in State College for dinner) since it was a good mid-way point on the way to Portsmouth.

On Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early ready to start our first full day of vacation!
Portsmouth, here we come...

Of course, not without a Dunkin Donuts stop for some road trip fuel first... ;)

On the drive up to Portsmouth, we started looking for fun stops along the way.  And oh what do ya know, we were really close to a brewery (Smuttynose Brewing Company) and of course decided to stop!

We took a really great brewery tour which ended with a tasting and lots of beer talk.  Really cool brewery!  And obviously we couldn't leave without a 6 pack of delicious Smuttynose beer!

Then it was time to hit the road again to Portsmouth.  We arrived in the afternoon and spent a lot of time walking around the cute little town.  There was a lot going on, with live music and little arts festivals, and we just strolled around and took it all in.

Before dinner, we decided to stopped for a beer at Portsmouth Brewery because the fine people at Smuttynose gave us vouchers for a free beer there.  Score!

Then it was time for dinner!  We ate at the River House which was located right on the water.  We dined on their deck overlooking the harbor and timed it perfectly to witness a beautiful sunset.

After dinner, we roamed around the town a little more and even stopped at a cute ice cream shop (called Annabelle's!) along the way!  Yum!

And oh oops, we ended up back at Portsmouth Brewery for another beer before calling it a night...

Great start to vacation!

Up next... Portland, Maine!


  1. Ack! I spent 2 days in Portsmouth about a year and a half ago!! And whatt'dya know - we went to Portsmouth Brewery, too! I love that town. It's so quaint and dreamy. Sigh.

    1. I know, it really was a dreamy little town!


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