Monday, October 5, 2015

Menu Monday and Weekend Scenes

We've been busy, busy around here.  So much so that sometimes it's hard to find time to sit down at the computer!

Hope you had a nice weekend,  I know it was a tough one for a lot of folks in the south who have felt the effects of Hurricane Joaquin.

We were lucky to head north this past weekend to New Hampshire where we had nothing but sunny skies!   We spent the weekend at the beautiful and historic Omni Mount Washington Resort.
We had a spacious deluxe queen room on the third floor, apparently one of the rooms a few doors down is said to be haunted!
 The Cave, located in the lower level of the resort was a prohibition era speakeasy...
 The lobby had lots of beautiful seating areas to relax including in front of this fireplace...
We took some photos on the back veranda with Mount Washington in the background before setting out on our adventures on Saturday.
Our first stop of the day was breakfast at Polly's Pancake Parlor...
The kids started with some hot chocolate before diving into their chocolate chip pancakes! 
 We had a prime view of their pancake making operation.  Your server actually makes your pancakes!
I tried whole wheat blueberry and I'm so glad I did, they were incredible!  They come out three at a time, three is a 1/2 stack.  I went for the full stack, this ended up being brunch!
After Polly's, we headed to The Mount Washington Cog Railway where we weren't quite sure what to expect...
They operate two steam engines and five biodiesel engines that pull a passenger car on a cog style rail system.  Their first trip up Mount Washington was on July 3, 1869!
 The view was amazing, albeit a bit scary at times!
It was cold at the summit, in the low 30s!
Saturday night we settled back in at the hotel and opted for dinner onsite at Stickney's.  The homemade chips and cheddar ale dip was a hit!
 The kids opted for these steak sandwiches with roasted onions and boursin cheese on baguettes.
 I had the plank salmon with roasted fingerlings and sautéed vegetables.
 Sunday morning we enjoyed a breakfast buffet in the hotels main dining room...
 We checked out and headed south to Franconia Notch State Park to see the Flume Gorge.
 I love a covered bridge!
We set out on a 2.3 mile hike that took us through the Flume Gorge and around part of the park.
So much fun in a beautiful setting!  As much as we love the beach, the mountains are really stunning and offer so much to do and see!

We unpacked our bags last night and we'll be repacking for this weekend, but before we do, here's what's cooking...

Monday- Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday- Pasta Spinach Bake
Wednesday- Soup and Panini
Thursday- Sausage & Ricotta Stromboli, Salad
Friday- out in route to ACK
Saturday- 56 Union
Sunday- Take-out Pizza & Salad

Have you ever been to the White Mountains of New Hampshire?

1 comment:

  1. Lovely views. My. Washington is on my fall bucket list...if life would just slow down a bit!

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