Hiking Mt. Major in New Hampshire.

Last Saturday Kraig and I embarked on a small hiking adventure to Mt. Major in New Hampshire. The car ride from Somerville to the mountain was about an hour and 44 minutes. I haven’t been hiking on a mountain in months so I wanted to make sure the mountain we were going to was approachable for our fitness levels. I took the advice of Hike New England and took the Boulder Loop Trail up the mountain.

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The hike to the top of the mountain allowing room for a few water breaks took us about an hour.  We enjoyed some peanut butters sandwiches, goji berries, and water at the summit with some beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee.

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We took the steeper way down via Major-Straightback Link, Brook Trail, and Mount Major Trail. The picture below is after the steepest part passed. I would definitely recommend hiking shoes for this trail to avoid injury.

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After finishing the hike, we refueled with some coconut water that I scored from Cambridge Naturals on sale last week.

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Then it was time to buy some tax free air conditioners and cheaper gas. Yeah NH! Now I’m asking myself where to hike next? I’m thinking maybe Bald Peak.

The Flatbread Company in Davis Square

Last night Kraig and I met up with one of my childhood friends Meg at The Flatbread Company in Davis Square. The Flatbread Company is inside Sacco Bowl. What could be better than a place with a bar, pizza, and bowling? Not much.  We ordered both of the pizza specials of the day. One was a buffalo chicken pizza special and the other was a special with BEETS.

BeetPizzaSpecialKraig ordered the drink special of the day which was a La Paloma.  It has tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit  soda in it. I’ve heard that people in Mexico drink La Palomas more than they drink Margaritas.  I prefer Margaritas because I’m not much of a grapefruit fan.

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Meg and I opted for beers instead. I got a slumbrew beer and then the CBC Amber.

Some tips for going out to eat at The Flatbread Company.

1. They take reservations for parties of 8 or more.

2. If you have a party smaller than 8  people, then you can put yourself on the call ahead list. Call the restaurant 30 minutes before you want to be seated and put your name on the wait list.

3. The Pizzas here are less calories because they slice it smaller. 😉 just kidding.  I wish!

4. Expect to see a lot of cute rugrats here with their parents.

5. Enjoy!

The Fells

A few weeks ago, my college roommate and friend Liz took me on a day trip to The Fells. There’s a decent skyline view of Boston from here.

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We did some hiking walking around the area until we found the reservoir. Liz lead the way because I have an awful sense of direction especially when it involves trails and no map.

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After our walk, it was time for lunch at the All Star Sandwich Bar in Cambridge.  This place is awesome! I’m so glad Liz introduced  me to this sandwich shop.  I wasn’t in the mood for meat, so I got the falafel sandwich. There are so many yummy options on their menu and I can’t wait to go back to try more sandwiches.  This isn’t a typical sandwich shop either because they provide waiter service at your table and you can even order a beerah (that’s beer with a Boston accent).  It’s also walking distance from supposedly the best ice cream shop in town that I still need to try out. I’ve had this place on a list of places to try to for years. Hopefully, I’ll get to enjoy it soon. Back to the sandwich shop, I believe they do take out too.  I recommend checking it out if you’re in the area.

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Enjoy!

Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston, MA

Last Thirsty Thursday, I checked out The Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston with some friends. I got there around 5 and there were plenty of open seats, but this place gets PACKED. This is definitely a fun Boston experience and worth checking out whether you’re a local or tourist in town. I skipped the brewery tour because I was mainly focused on drinking beer and buying a huge ass pretzel that could pass for 2 bagels molded together.  The pretzel comes with your choice of two dipping sauces.  I picked garlic parmesan and mustard. Yum!

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Walking back from the Seaport area to South Station.

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Definitely a fun Boston night.

Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, MA

Kraig and I took a day trip on Sunday to Rockport, MA. We started off our visit walking around and exploring Halibut Point State Park.  If you look at the four pictures below you can see why the town is named Rockport.  Are there any sandy beaches in Rockport?

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After walking around the park for a while, we worked up an appetite for lunch and headed on over to Roy Moore Lobster Co. We both ordered Lobster Rolls. Yelp reviewers described this as a no frills place and I have to agree. The lobster rolls were pretty good, but not as good as Tony’s Clam Shop lobster rolls in Quincy. Tony’s has better seasoning on their lobster roll with a bit more freshness. I noticed most of the customers at Roy Moore Lobster Co. were ordering full lobsters and they looked amazing .  After a heavy lunch, we were ready to walk around town a little more and make a stop at Tuck’s for some dark chocolate candies. Yum! Here’s some pictures I took while we walked around downtown Rockport and some nearby neighborhoods.

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Kraig and I seriously need to get some pictures of us together without our sunglasses on.

I felt like I was on vacation because I’ve never been to Rockport, MA before. I grew up on the South Shore of MA, so I’ve never really had the need to go NORTH for a beach. Now that I live in Somerville, it makes more sense to take a day trip to Rockport. I felt like I was on vacation for the day. A great way to end the weekend before some Once Upon a Time and Game of Thrones.

PICTURE project?

OKAY, So I totally fell off the face of the earth with my picture project and stopped working on it. I have immersed myself in job hunting which can be very time consuming. I don’t know if I should start a new picture project or just pick up where I left off.