Day Trip Success!

by agirlandhermutt on July 3, 2010

Who doesn’t enjoy a day trip?! You get to go to a fun place for the day and then come home to sleep in your OWN bed. I love it!

Today The Scientist and I hit up Portsmouth, NH. We have tried to go for a few weekends now but things always seem to come up. The 3rd of July was the perfect reason for us to finally go!

Portsmouth is really an adorable city. It was right on the water and reminded me a lot of cities like Salem and Newburyport.

We had plans to do a brewery tour later in the afternoon so we did a little walking around and got a bite to eat.

Our first pit stop to get out of the BRUTAL heat was to Portsmouth Brewery.

We were lucky enough to score patio seating on their cute little deck.  The Portsmouth Brewery offers a pretty big selection of handcrafted beers.

I was a little overwhelmed with all the choices so The Scientist came to the rescue and ordered a sampler…all 10 for us to taste!

We did some tasting and played a few “figure out the beer” games. Looks can be deceiving so let me tell you that this glasses were about the size of shot glasses. We weren’t chugging down drink after drink.

The Scientist was in heaven!

I was pretty pleased with the experience myself.

We made a solid dent on those suckers!

We did a bit more walking around and came across some fun sites. Including this announcement for 2009 movies and a random whale mural. Love it!

Our break mid-day was to get a bite to eat and went all the way to Maine to do it! Eh, it was just a walk over a bridge so we figured why not.

The first site over the bridge was Hebert Brothers seafood. They had a sign for 2 lobster rolls for $9.95. Sign us up.

They had everything seafood related, including frozen bait. Every city should have a frozen bait machine.

Our lobster rolls came out and were PERFECT. Seriously, EPIC.

Perfect food for a perfect view.

We did manage to make it to the RedHook brewery tour, but I did *not* manage to take one single photo. You will have to take my word for it that it was a good time. It wasn’t so much of a tour as a tasting, but for $1 you can’t beat it. If you are in the area, make sure to make a pit stop there.

We spent the rest of the day walking around exploring the sites, hitting up some shops and doing some people watching. One of the coolest things we came across was The Music Hall, a non-profit performing arts center.

The staff was nice enough to let us in to check things out and take some fun photos.

Even the bathrooms were stellar.

Our final stop was for dinner at Flatbread Company. I’ve been to a Flatbread before with my Dad and loved it. Stick with what is good, right?

We sat right by the oven and were fascinated by the guy doing the actual cooking of the pizzas. Holy crap he moves fast.

Funny enough his name was “Shadow”.

The pizzas are made with organic and locally grown produce, which is right up my alley.

Our pizza was quite tasty and there was plenty to take home.

The Scientist and I had a great day, but remember one of the great aspects of the day trip? You get to go home! Had a great time, but ready to get back.

I love discovering places close to Boston to enjoy. Bring on the next trip! If you are from the area, feel free to leave some suggestions in the comments or shoot me an email. 🙂

I hope you guys enjoy a great 4th of July! I *might* take the day off from the blog, but I’ll still be over on Twitter if you want to say hi!

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 4, 2010 at 9:07 am

Looks like you had a great day! I love day trips too because there really is nothing like sleeping in your own bed!

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Ali @ Redhead Reports July 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Day trips are so fun! Your pictures are great – I can tell you both had fun!

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