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Weekending: The Rest of the Story

As I hinted at yesterday, we had an absolutely wonderful time at Lake Winnipesaukee! We are so lucky to get to visit Jo-Ann and Shawn there every summer and we love that Kim and Ken usually join us as well.

Dale and I drove up Friday during the day and, while it took us longer than it should have to get there (damn Waze) once we were there we made the most of it. We had a late lunch that included a Bloody Mary for me and a beer for him.

And once we arrived at the lake house we unpacked as quickly as possible and had a nice refreshing swim. We passed the time waiting for the arrival of Jo-Ann and Shawn with martinis and Friday night snacks. And then, once they did arrive, we spent a wonderful night catching up, drinking wine and playing Mexican Train.

Saturday was hot and humid and the lake was a welcome respite. We enjoyed Bloody Marys and some shrimp and then spent the rest of the afternoon floating on the lake, drinking beer and laughing until we cried.

It was after 5 before we finally made our way back on to dry land. We moved to the deck and set out some snacks and started prepping dinner.

Steak tips and corn on the cob, potato salad and corn salad, it was a bountiful feast!

I love this view of the lake house from the water, I snapped it right as the boat pulled away from the dock as we went out on a night time ride in the boat for ice cream.

And we even saw some fireworks on the way.

Sunday was sunny but cooler and we headed up to Laconia for lunch at the Tamarack. My lobster roll was terrific but Dale’s fried clams were the hit of that meal.

And then ice cream, again, because not one of use could resist the idea of an ice cream smorgasbord.

We ended the day with a fabulous boat ride. Seriously, the scenery is just gorgeous and I love being out on the water with Shawn at the wheel of his boat.

Thank you, Jo-Ann and Shawn for a wonderful weekend! Until next time, Lake Winnipesaukee!

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  1. Never mind those fancy people who make ‘Summer’ into a verb. You’ve mastered ‘Weekending’. Thanks for taking us along.

  2. We so enjoy having you spend time with us at the lake house! Sharing our little piece of heaven makes it even more wonderful for us.

  3. Thank you for sharing it with us, Carole – nothing like a little vicarious summer-lake-weekending! and I love Robby’s comment about our new-favorite verb!

  4. So, it is 8:14 a.m. and I am now craving shrimp, a lobster roll and fried clams. Oh and a Bloody Mary too (of course). What a wonderful weekend you had. Love the sunset picture and the lake house looks so nice. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  5. This may truly be the ultimate weekend; you and your friends have managed to pack so many good things into a few short days! Thanks for sharing!

  6. You have certainly perfected the art of weekending! It looks like you had a marvelous time and I am pretty sure you might need a weekend to recover from your weekend! XO

    also… ice cream smorgasbord ftw!!

  7. You win when it comes to weekending fun! The views, the food, the friends, and the water…make the most excellent weekend!

  8. Lake weekends are The BEST part of summer! And, man . . . an ice cream smorgasbord???? Perfection! XO

  9. Ice cream smorgasbord!! That’s one of the best ways to spend a weekend — good friends, good food & drink, a nice lake, relaxing…

  10. You said it took longer to get there than you planned <>, may I ask what that is???
    Weekend sounds fantastic!

  11. A weekend at the lake — fabulous! Eating and drinking and swimming and sunning and laughing with good friends — perfect summer weekend.In MN and WI we call a weekend like that “going up north.”

    As a lake resident myself, I was intrigued by the shoreland development on that lake. A fair amount of it would not be allowed here — too close to the water, no buffer zone, yada yada. But Lake W is huge and in a the highly populated northeast, so I suspect much of the development is decades old and thus is grandfathered in. (Lake protection is one of my hot buttons — can you tell?)

  12. Sounds like a fantastic time. Nothing like friends with a lake house AND a boat!

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