As you know, I was off this past week from work. I had such a nice, relaxing, fun week. It was exactly what I needed. Rest, relaxation, sun, and some adventure. I couldn’t have asked for a better week!
Saul & I went to North Conway on Monday, and stayed over for the night. I know I mentioned this, and I also mentioned how we were staying at Merrill Farm Inn, which I thought looked “cute & cozy” after reading Google reviews. For anyone considering a trip to North Conway, do not stay there!! There was nothing cute and cozy about it. It was super creepy, actually. It was an old barn, and I’m pretty sure it was haunted. When we checked in, the guy at the desk hands us over our key to room 223, and says, “There is something I need to tell you about this room.” I looked at Saul, my eyes wide. I honestly thought he was going to tell me someone was murdered in that room. He didn’t. But he did tell us that Room 223 had no windows, and if we wanted a room with windows it would be a hassle because they didn’t have any more rooms with king sized beds. Um, really? When I booked this room, do you think I would choose a windowless room? If we were staying any more than one night, I would have demanded a new room, a discount, or I would have gone elsewhere. But since we were only there for the night, I sucked it up. The room bugged me out immediately. I seriously felt like I was at the Hotel Cortez in American Horror Story. I pictured hands coming up out of the bed at any given moment. Of course, Saul thought I was being dramatic, as usual. But, I knew he felt the same way when we got back from dinner that night. When we had arrived, it was like a ghost town. When we got home from dinner, around 10:30 PM, there were lots of cars in the parking lot. “I’m glad more people are here,” I said to Saul. “It’s less creepy.” Saul agreed, so I know he felt the same way.
Besides staying in a Haunted Barn though, I had a lot of fun in North Conway. We went to Horsefeather’s for lunch, and then walked around and went to some of the little shops in the center. I love those stores, they always have the cutest little trinkets. Penny Lane’s Boutique is my favorite, they have everything. Sister Crows Native American is also a really cool store. They had very pretty home made dream catchers. (I was too cheap to buy one, seeing that they one I loved was $26. I’d rather make my own.) But they had a lot of unique stuff, it was interesting. For dinner, we went to Vito Marcello’s, which was amazing. It’s a really cute restaurant, and they have wonderful Italian food. They also make a fantastic espresso martini.
I did not go on the Conway Scenic Railroad, like I had thought I wanted to. After being in the car for three hours, the last thing I wanted to do was hop on a train for another two hours. I also did not really research my surroundings that well before we got there. I had no idea that the White Mountain attraction area, where I had wanted to go, was an entire hour away from where I was staying. So we decided against that, too. We did do some exploring, though. I’m not really a nature girl, but I will admit that it was very pretty. Would I go back to North Conway? Definitely in the winter. I had a blast at Adventure Suites. But for the summer, I would not. I like Maine better! I still had a fun time with Saully, though.
I love Nantasket Beach. Saul and I went on Wednesday. Neither of us wanted to drive far, so Nantasket is perfect, because it’s only about 45 minutes away. We tanned/swam all day. I got burnt of course. But it was really nice and relaxing. I love the ocean. I just feel so calm and serene when I’m there.
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
― E.E. Cummings, 100 Selected Poems
Ogunquit Beach, Maine
I went to visit Patty in Ogunquit on Friday with Jena and Amaritta, which was a blast. I hadn’t seen Patty in a while, so it was so nice to see her! I missed her. (Patty is Jena’s mom, FYI.) I also met Patty’s boyfriend, JJ, which was really nice as well! I got to see the motel they run, and it’s adorable. Her house is adorable, too. Patty and Jena need to start an interior decorating business together, they do such an amazing job! We had brunch at Splash, and it was really relaxing sipping a Mimosa while overlooking the beach/ocean. Jena got a Bloody Mary to cure her hangover, and Amaritta was “Tanned Girl Wasted” off of her spiked iced coffee. (LOL, inside joke.) I really had such a great time. It was the perfect beach day. I love being with my girlfriends, we always have fun being so silly together. I cannot wait to go back!
Now my vacation is slowly, but surely, coming to an end. I’m not ready! I want one more week. I know I have to get back to reality though. And I don’t think I could afford another week off – I spend way too much when I have so much free time on my hands. In between my travels I obviously went shopping. I always buy the most useless stuff at Target. I browsed the Square One Mall one day (gross, I know), but I did get three dresses for $50, which is a steal. And I can wear two of them to work/in the fall, so I’m okay with that purchase, it was worth it. I’m also excited to get back to Weight Watchers. This was a bad week eating wise, and I’m so ready to restart my healthy eating! I also missed Kirsten so much! It was so weird not seeing her for a week! I can’t wait to catch up.
Hope you all had a lovely week!