Granny Quinn’s trip

Here’s a few photos of my mom’s trip. It was great having her over and we are looking forward to her next visit in August.

Hanging out at Wachusett Mountain
JMan and mom in the Wachusett Mountain lodge
Mom and you’d truly at Wachusett Mountain
Talking in the sights at the Old North Bridge Concord MA
Mom looking at the birth place of Freedom! Given what’s currently going on in America this is an ironic image!

Taking in a game

Once every 4 or so years we get in a Red Sox game at Fenway. Last night was a hot one but as always it’s a good time with lots of bad food to eat!

Fenway was hopping with not that many empty seats.

JMan was dressed for the occasion while GMan was his usual trendy self.

3/4 family.

Whole gang.

Here’s a photo from September 2014. The last time we got in a game.

My two Starbuck buddies

I’m rather partial to Starbucks but now our ball of hair can also enjoy a sup of something with a silly name but only one ingredients! It’s on the super secret menu and it’s rightly named a Puppuccino.

My better 1/2 also gets in on the action, but with a slightly longer name and a few more ingredients.

However, here’s a good example of a customer order you really want to be front of:

I need a Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Decaf Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino Extra Hot With Foam Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended, One Sweet’N Low and One Nutrasweet, and Ice……oh and I have rewards!

TGIF

That was a week….I’d like to sleep in but the tile guy is coming over for (hopefully) the last time in the am.

The General Store never looked better.

Koda chilling on the Green.

Foggy morning from our bedroom window.

Our mosquito attraction tool….aka oversized sodium light. To be honest compared to carry me away Groton mosquitos we have very few here.

Random weekend photos

Long time no blog. Here’s a few from over the weekend.

Front left corner of our new place. Jess and I got in to do some more measuring and we also walked the lot looking for the boundaries.

Long since forgetting. Perhaps nature wants to play.

Found these in the woods. No idea what formed them.

Koda sporting a new look! He was not impressed.

Come on in #19…

Jess and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary on 10/31….yes, Halloween…and no we did not dress up…at our wedding or at Halloween! This weekend I organized an overnighter to Portsmouth NH. Jess and I really like this part of NH and Portsmouth is such a fun city.

One good thing that comes with maturity…yes, I’m admitting publicly that I’m getting older…is the ability to stay and more importantly pay for nice hotels. This time it was the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel.

View from our room. We could see the water but not the giant sandbag! The staff were friendly and the hotel was very nice. Recommend if you have a few extra shekels to spare. Bonus is you can walk to downtown which is full of great stores and restaurants.

Saturday night was a bit of a blur as we were both tired and just wanted to chill. Dinner was at the Portsmouth Gas Light. Food was great and the porter I had did the trick quite nicely.

Sunday am was fun as we got an extra hour of sleep. Bonus was no upstairs neighbors walking about like elephants or dog or kids! As usual no visit to Portsmouth is complete without breakfast at the original Friendly Toast and the whole reason for the following image puzzle I gave to Jess.

Think about it for a few. Answer below.

Liquid gold in a mug….fine, black coffee will have to do.

The Friendly Toast is full of really fun items and people.

We waited for over an hour to get a table. Actually, high top this visit. Jess was very excited when the food showed up. As usual it was all wonderful.

If all bathrooms had one of these signs we’d all be happy. Even alien who apparently lay around.

Decisions decisions…in all fairness we were starving and 8 hours later I still have not eaten anything.

Now thats a good looking flag!

Stone carvings on the main drag. We sure don’t design like they used to design.

Its that good looking flag again in Market Square.

All in all it was a great mini get-a-way. Love you Jess…looking forward to the next 19 and beyond.

Image puzzle answer: We will be having pancakes at the original Friendly Toast on Sunday morning. So pack your bags and we’ll get out of here. Food in fridge, kids will be okay.

Fruitlands

Took a drive to Fruitlands Museum in Harvard MA. Not a stretch for us as its just up the road a bit. The views are wonderful and worth the drive.

Jess and Koda take it all in.

JMan contemplating wifi!

Hollowed out log canoe.

Koda got in a little off leash time!

Random weekend photos

Koda taking a rest from out Saturday am walk.

Yet another rest!

After Koda was turned away from kids fest at Wachusett Mountain…….which mind you had a dog show……we took the high road….. to the top of the mountain that is.

Today we celebrated GMan’s bday. He wanted pizza at Regina’s in the North End so we happily supported his choice.

Its just good……go eat, be happy.

Thacher and North Margin Streets. I wonder how many tourists have stood on this corner wondering how to walk off dinner.

No visit to the North End is complete without a visit to Caffe Vittoria.

We got prime real estate in the window. It was quite busy….I just timed this shot with no one in it.

JMan an his sausage dog on a skateboard balloon creation.