Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fourth of July in Portsmouth NH

I hope everyone enjoyed their day off yesterday for the holiday! I was slightly sad that Fourth of July was in the middle of the week this year, but it broke up the week perfectly. Its kinda nice knowing that tomorrow is the weekend already!!

Usually Dan and I end of going away for the fourth and make a long weekend out of it. Since we only had a day off this year, we decided to take a day trip instead. We met a couple of our friends up in Portsmouth New Hampshire for the day. Portsmouth is beautiful! It is right on the harbour and has tons of fun shops and resturants.

We started the day off by having lunch at a Mexican resturant called Poco's right on the harbour. We were able to sit on the roof deck so we had a perfect view of the water and the tug boats (which Dan was pretty excited about...I was more focused on the food but don't tell him that).

To drink I tried the Pink Lady Mojito...a mojito with grapefruit vodka..delicious!

For an appetizer we had the buffalo chicken queso. This was definitely a hit. It tasted like it was made with cream cheese, chicken, mozzarella cheese, and buffalo sauce. It was so creamy and delicious that I've decided to try to recreate it this weekend. Fingers crossed that it comes out just as good!!
For my lunch I had scallop tacos. The scallops were fresh and delicious. They were served with a mango salsa and rice and beans. YUM! 
We spent the rest of the day walking around, going into shops, and checking out the harbour. It was such a beautiful day! We lucked out with gorgeous weather.
And of course we stopped for ice cream. I tried the salted caramel chocolate pretzel icecream. It was a caramel based ice cream with actual pretzels in it. While I think this has the potential to be an awesome flavor, I wasn't that impressed with this particular ice cream. It was more caramel flavor than anything. 
We also went to the redhook brewery for a tour. While the tour was pretty short, the free samples made it worth it! My favorite was the pilsner and wit.

I thought some of their beer tap handles were pretty cool. My favorites were the garden house and grill tongs. 
We ended our day on a boat tour around the harbor. It was the perfect ending to our day!
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