Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Hampshire Trip

Last summer, while grocery shopping at Hannaford, Kaitlyn, Kevin, and Grammy were randomly selected by Hood as winners of a weekend in New Hampshire.  They met one of the Red Sox players and were even on the news that night!  The prize included two nights at a hotel, several meals out, and various other gift certificates. 

The hotel was the Red Jacket Inn.  It was pretty cool because besides traditional hotel rooms, they had townhomes, and even full size homes to stay in.  We were in one of the townhomes.  Kaitlyn loved having all the room to run around.  They also had a playground on site and free activities throughout the weekend.  The first night we were there they were offering horse and carriage rides.Imported Photos 04466Imported Photos 04467Imported Photos 04468

Afterwards Kaitlyn asked to play on the playground for a bit.Imported Photos 04469Imported Photos 04472Imported Photos 04473

Then we used one of our meal certificates at the Black Cap Grill, the sister restaurant of the White Cap Grill in Portland.  Kevin got the build-your-own burger and sweet potato fries.  I had the salmon with mango salsa.Imported Photos 04474Imported Photos 04475

The following morning while Kaitlyn took a nap, Kevin and I went hiking on one of the trails by the hotel.Imported Photos 04478Imported Photos 04479Imported Photos 04480Imported Photos 04481Imported Photos 04484

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Then we met up with Kaitlyn and Grammy for lunch on the deck of the Muddy Moose.Imported Photos 04486

Next we went mini-golfing.  Kevin got a hole in one and I got two!  Kaitlyn continued her tradition of cheating SmileImported Photos 04488Imported Photos 04489Imported Photos 04490Imported Photos 04492Imported Photos 04493

We used another gift certificate at the 1785 Inn for dinner that evening.  The food was amazing.  I got my escargot and tried elk sausage for the first time.  Kaitlyn discovered a love of lobster and scallops.Imported Photos 04496

I tried their award winning dessert…  Sorry for the poorer picture quality.  Gotta love the low-light setting.Imported Photos 04495

Kaitlyn back in the townhouse after dinner, still all dressed up and looking pretty…Imported Photos 04498

The next morning Kaitlyn played behind the hotel before we had to head home.Imported Photos 04499Imported Photos 04500

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Stopping for pictures on the way home…  Imported Photos 04503Imported Photos 04504

We will be heading back later this summer.  We have one more gift certificate to use on a dinner train, but that only runs during summer months. 

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