Friday, October 17, 2014

New Hampshire Day 1

My first time I've traveled by myself!
Quite and independent and strange feeling.

A 4 1/2 hour flight (that turned into much longer because of several things) to a rainy Philly and then a delayed one hour flight to Manchester N.H.

Ang met me at the airport that night and we snagged some dinner at Boloco on the way to her home.

Aint she cute?
 It was late enough when we got there that we pretty much just went to bed...I think.  My brain can't even remember two days ago!

The next morning we took Mona (Ang and Dan's yorkie poo) on her morning walk.  It was perfect weather...overcast and damp.  Those of you who know me well enough know that that statement was not sarcastic at all.  

Angie says this is the best fall as far as color goes since they've lived here.

We walked to the park...

...and then back home through the cemetery.

Hydrangeas are everywhere back here.  *sigh*

After we got home and had breakfast we got geared up for shopping.
Mill Falls is an area in town with inns and shops and restaurants.  It was such a beautiful area.

This is a man made waterfall and canal that connects Lakes Winnipesaukee and Waukewan of which Meredith lies between.

We did a bit of shopping at Mill Falls.
Spent quite a lot of time in the book store.  I came ill prepared with reading material for this trip.  I didn't really factor in all the flight time so I finished my book before I got to Philadelphia.  I needed to find something to keep me company on the way home if nothing else.  
I found a few books to do just that :)

There were some fun Star Wars things we came across throughout the day...


And I had to snatch up these darling, little gourmet hot chocolate bottles.
Chocolate Maple and Chocolate Pumpkin Spice.
I need to think of something really fun to do with the bottles after the chocolate is gone...which shouldn't take too long :)

 The highlight of the day was our trip to Keepsake Quilting.  Even though it's a huge store I found the areas in which I was most interested and spent most of our time there  We were out of there with fabric laden arms in just under 2 hours...I think :)

Here's what I ended up buying...
I love hydrangeas as you may have deduced by now and since they are all over the place here, I thought this cute, little wool pattern (at the top of the picture below) needed to come home with me and remind me of my trip.

There were just so many fabrics that I wanted...mostly civil war repro stuff and some '30s that I continue to collect :) I ended up getting just a 1/4 yard of pretty much everything.

This green was in the bargain can't tell from the washed out picture but it is so yummy :)

We picked Dan up from work, came home, ate and snuggled in for the night with an old movie, hot chocolate and some quilting.
We got quite a storm as we were leaving Keepsake and it didn't really let up until much later that night.  It was awesome!


  1. I'm so glad you are blogging your experience. It is fun to see my girls together!
    I absolutely knew you were not being sarcastic. I wish it was like that here--though it has been kind of overcast, with no rain.
    Mill Falls is a fun little spot, isn't it? I am very curious to know what you got at Keepsake.
    Sounds like a cozy evening. (Which old movie did you watch?) : )

  2. that you and your sis are spending some time together! I bet it was strange for you to be traveling alone. I've flown into Manchester before, but didn't have the pleasure to visit Keepsake Quilting - let's see what you bought!! :)

  3. I am LOVING all of the pictures! What a perfect time to travel back east and spend some one on one time with your sister! Can't wait to hear more about your trip!!

  4. And I am so happy that for once my comment actually posted!!:-)

  5. Beautiful! Tell Angie hi for me!

  6. AHHH! I'm so jealous! It looks so beautiful! P.S. that hot chocolate is soooo good! I actually had some this morning! :)