Weekend Getaway – New Hampshire

As I mentioned in the last post, we spent Memorial Day weekend in New Hampshire. Eric’s brother and his wife live there with their new addition, 3 month old Patrick. This was our first meeting and I think it’s safe to say, he liked me, he really liked me. This fact is demonstrated in well in the following photo:


Patrick actually fell asleep on me several times in the two days that we were visiting and when you’re 3 months old, that’s like your favorite activity, so suffice it to say, I’m in. The crazy red-headed aunt has been approved.

Aside from hanging with Patrick (and his cool parents) there were two highlights of the weekend that I recommend to you. The first is chocolate and the second is brunch.

This part of New Hampshire is right along the coast and sits right next to the border to Maine. We like to visit the town of Portsmouth while we are up there. Portsmouth has lots to offer including great little boutiques, a quaint city center, the proximity to the sea, wonderful restaurants and a small chocolatier called Byrne & Carlson.

All of the chocolates are handmade and the whole shop is filled with the best candy you’ll ever eat.

These are my favorite, caramallows. The chocolate is filled with home made marshmellow and caramel, both so soft and sweet. They make them in both dark and milk chocolate. I always get a large box to take home and they last about a week.

As you can see, if you find yourself in Portsmouth, NH make your way over to Byrne & Carlson, you won’t be disappointed.

The other highlight of the trip was Sunday brunch. We went to the York Harbor Inn, located right on the Maine coast. There are big windows in the dining room and you can sit and look at the water.

Even better than the view, is the food. First I ordered a cocktail, it was a drink made up of blueberry juice, St. Germain and champagne. It was delicious, the blueberry went so well with the St. Germain. I will be trying to replicate it at home.

We all ordered different things for brunch and I was lucky enough to get a good picture of each dish before we began to eat.

I ordered eggs benedict with steared beef medallions.

Eric ordered the lobster benedict, which was delicious. The buttery egg over the lobster meat was an incredible combination.

My brother-in-law ordered the French toast.

My sister-in-law ordered the cobb salad.

We all enjoyed our meals and I hope to go back for brunch the next time we visit.

All in all we had a wonderful time in New Hampshire and can’t wait for more adventures as our nephew gets older. For now I’ll leave you with one last cute baby picture. Notice the onesie that we bought him from Cochon 555.


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