As Labor Day is approaching faster than we can say September, I start to reminisce over the warm summer months I spent in New England. Although, I am as happy as anyone to have the Pumpkin Spice latte back in my life I will still miss many things only summer can appease to.
1. Getting Ice Cream just because...
There's an amazing restaurant spot near the coast of Rye Beach in New Hampshire. The Beach Plum serves everything from lobster sandwiches to Moose Track sundaes. I always go for their classic soft serve (with rainbow sprinkles duh).
2. Baseball Games
Picture thousands of Soxs and Yankees fans drinking Bud Light and throwing peanuts at each other in the stand at the end of the ninth inning. The Soxs have had a rough summer against their biggest rivals, but Bostonians never loose their dedication (they just buy more beer).
3. Trips to the Lake
Squam Lake in Holdneress, NH has the absolute best views of mountains and wildlife. You can spend the day out jet skiing or hiking the trails at the science center. Every year we head up to spend the Fourth of July with family friends.
4. Spontaneous Road Trips
Driving from school in Orlando back to Boston for summer is no small feat. The trip goes by so much quicker by making pit stops like Savannah, Charleston, DC, NYC along the way. Did a mention my car gets 32 mpg?
5. Rooftop Bars
One of my favorite things about summer is the refreshing cocktails sipped poolside at rooftop bars. Revere Hotel in Boston, MA has some of the best views in the city. Another great local spot is Legal Harborside in the Seaport District. #Roséallday
My family invested in this propane fire pit from Target, and I think I used it more than our pool. It was so relaxing to sip my coffee and roast marshmallows on the deck without going to all the work of starting a fire.
7. Farmer's Markets
Our town in New Hampshire is a small farming community, so we are so lucky to get some of the freshest produce in the summer months. A local farm stand near my house even lets us pick most of our fruit and vegetables ourselves.
8. Iced Coffee
Although, I am so excited for Starbucks seasonal beverages like Peppermint Mocha, it is always sad making the transition from iced to hot drinks. But, who said we had to stop drinking the mimosas?
My mom and I always make sure to do a picnic each summer at an old estate called Crane Mansion in Ipswich, MA. The grounds are so elegant complete with marble statues, and rolling landscapes leading out to the ocean. We pack sandwiches, cheese, and red wine to pretend that we are re-living the Great Gatsby era.
This shot was taken at the top of Mt. Washington at the highest peak in New Hampshire. Although I do admit I took a train up to the 6,228 feet summit, our state has so many amazing views to explore. It's great to mix up a day at the gym by being outside and enjoying the natural beauty around us.
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Welcome to my blog, my name is Rachael. I'm a twenty-something year old from southern New Hampshire. I'm studying marketing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Follow me as I adventure through my senior year.