North Conway, NH

Sunday, January 31, 2016

My boyfriend and I are both strong supporters of 'experiences versus things'.  We decided instead of anniversary and Christmas gifts, we'd just go away for a weekend.  We decided to go to North Conway to get away, but mainly just to relax.  I used to go there often as a kid so it was a little bit of new exploring mixed with some old nostalgia.

Of course the day we were driving up there was a pretty big snow storm.  I still hadn't gotten my much needed new tires and had a rough time getting to Josh's house (but it finally motivated me to just get the damn tires).
We got up to North Conway with just enough time to stop at a Thai restaurant and then head back to our hotel for the Pats/Chiefs game.  We thought about going out for the game, but it was really nice to just be snowed in without having to worry about anything or anyone else.

The next morning we drove over the border into Maine to Fireside Sleigh Rides and went on an adorable sleigh ride through the woods of someone's homestead.  It really made me hope that someday I will be able to take something I love and use my own resources to just run and live off my own business.
We had gotten there a little early so we got to do a few loops with just the owner and his daughter, and then got in a few more when others arrived.  After the sleigh ride we had hot cocoa and apple cider by the fire.  The owner was telling us how he plans to run horseback riding in the warmer months so I will definitely have to plan to go back soon.
After that we drove to downtown North Conway to check out the shops.  I don't think either of us even bought anything, but it was still fun checking out the area staples like Zeb's and the 5&10 Cent store.
That night we walked down the street for dinner at Seadog Brewery and then continued our trend of just relaxing.

The next morning we drove up to the White Mountain Cider Co. for an apple cider donut breakfast and coffee.  After a stop in an antique shop we started the trek back home.  I think it was the perfect balance of doing things (and making Josh stop a thousand times so I can take pictures) but also relaxing.  It is such a beautiful, quaint little area and hopefully we'll be back again soon.

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