I love waking up to a big bowl of fruit. A big ol’ bowl of watermelon. Juicy. Sweet. Refreshing.
It held me over until everyone else woke up around 8:30. Time for oats, coffee, and the discussion of plans for the day.
I made the same mix as yesterday, only I subbed in a nectarine for the banana.
We decided to keep the plans laid back for today. It was raining, so hiking was out of the question. Not that I’m against hiking in the rain, but I’d much rather be out hiking and have it start to rain, versus starting out a hike in the rain. If that makes any sense at all. Probably not. 😉
Anyways, as I was saying, the plans were laid back.
Act like a tourist.
We took a drive out to North Conway, and hit one of our favorite restaurants in the area for lunch. The Muddy Moose. I have yet to be disappointed here. Their food is always delicious and the selection is great—everyone leaves happy and satisfied, no matter what the palate preference.
Dad ordered a dish of mussels in a white wine sauce for the table to share. Um. Amazing. ‘Nuff said.
Love the New Hampshire charm of the restaurant.
Picture drawing is NOT just for kids, FYI.
In addition to the mussels, the meal started out with some warm, crispy bread. So good! I’m kind of a self-proclaimed bread snob, and this one was perfect. Doughy on the inside, crispy on the out. Yum!
For my entree, I ordered the Portobello Burger. I was expecting an actual burger-styled mushroom, but it came out in a roll. At first I felt disappointed. And then I took a bite. Disapointment flew out the window. Whoooosh!!!
This. Was. Delicious.
The mushrooms were moist and meaty—packed with flavor. They mixed and mingled with the broccoli, onions, olive oil & garlic, and tomatoes, creating the ultimate flavor combination. I will definitely be attempting a “remake” at home. 😉
The rest of the day involved:
More eating… (granola bars, fruits, hummus & veggies)
Viewing rivers, mountains, lakes…
Trying on hats and looking totally chic while doing it…
Did I mention driving?
We drove through mountains, over mountains, by mountains. We drove through towns, cities, forests. We drove through rainstorms.
Driving. Lots of driving.
Nicole and I entered into fits of laughter by the end of the car trip. We’ll just blame it on exhaustion. Pure, complete exhaustion. 😉
By the time we rolled on home, we were all starving, and Nate & Nicole treated everyone to some pizza. I had one giant slice of vegetable pizza and a large side salad, dolloped with a bit of refried beans.
Dinner was delicious. 😀
Question: What is the longest car ride you have ever been on?