Hi! How are you? Did you have a good weekend? I definitely did and I have lots to tell you about it! First, though, I need to finish my stories about last weekend. You know, the one we spent in NH. I realize it’s been over a week but I haven’t told you about Sunday. Like Saturday, we had a leisurely breakfast (French toast, if you want to know and Dale liked Kim’s better than mine. Whateverrrr). And then we decided to all drive south to Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton. It was halfway home for Dale and I and, as a bonus, Kim and Ken’s daughter works there. The plan was to visit the brewery and have lunch and then we would head south while Kim and Ken headed north.
It worked like a charm.
We hit the brewery first, scoring cards to sample 4 of their different available brews. And, of course, we took some pictures.
Dale and Ken posed with the Finest Kind IPA board. You can see that Dale is, once again, sporting his favorite color.
And Dale and I posed with the Robust Porter sign. I wish I had legs like that in real life! We then toured the brewery, learning all kinds of things about hops and malt and all that good stuff. And then we went for lunch at Hayseed.
It’s actually a farmhouse original to the property that they rehabbed and turned into a very cool restaurant. Lots of farm-to-table food options and lots and lots of beer. Our bartender was Courtney, Kim and Ken’s daughter, and she took very good care of us.
We sampled pickled eggs. And several different beers.
I had Shepherd’s Pie for lunch. Dale had a burger and I honestly don’t know what everyone else had but what I do know is that it was all terrific. Fresh and flavorful, reasonably priced and in a terrific atmosphere. It’s a great halfway point for us to meet up with Kim and Ken and I have a pretty good feeling we’ll be doing just that before long.
And thus concludes my tale of our weekend in NH. I hope you enjoyed the recap as much as we enjoyed our mini getaway!