Friday Favorites: Hello June!

We had a fabulous week!  My husband and I took little trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.  Most of my favorites are about our trip but I will have longer posts about it with even more photos coming soon! 




We LOVED our hotel; the Mountain View Grand.  They gave us a free upgrade when we checked in too! The views were pretty grand.











We had splurged on the Bed and Breakfast package and worried that with Covid restrictions we might have to resort to room service but the Tavern fit us in each day for breakfast and a late lunch/ early dinner.  The food was amazing-- we LOVED the changing breakfast buffet and their Mountain View burger was the best.  The views were pretty fabulous too and we always seemed to sit at the same two tables!




We went on several hikes and saw so many beautiful waterfalls, flumes, and brooks!  









We enjoyed some pretty spectacular views on some of our hikes too.


That little ribbon cutting through the photo is the road we started on






We saw lots of pretty flowers and wildlife and enjoyed so many tasty treats like the freshly baked cookies and Gifford's ice cream from the snack shacks located at Arethusa Falls and Willey House (respectively). 








Alec finishes up his last week of academics today and just has a week and half left of culinary classes. He will also finish up track this afternoon with a pizza party and awards. 

We tried a new recipe this week and I just LOVED this pasta primavera. Loaded with fresh veggies it was so flavorful and felt like a nice light meal. 




I actually got to break out my shorts one day this week!  





Despite coming home to tons of laundry and housework I found plenty of time to sit out on the deck and read too.  




So many of my flowers are in full bloom right now and I spent an afternoon walking around taking photos just chilling... it was so nice. Here are a few of my favorites:





Linking up with: On the Edge, 









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  1. So glad you had a wonderful time- everything looks beautiful!

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    1. It really was a fabulous little trip... even if I could barely walk by Monday! LOL.

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  2. The views from your hotel and hikes are beautiful! Hope you had a great time!

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    1. We sure did! I could not get over those views and I loved how they changed with the weather too.

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  3. Your trip to the White Mountains looks absolutely amazing! What a charming Inn. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. What a lovely getaway!! We went to New Hampshire a couple of years ago and it is so nice, would like to make it down into the mountain region someday.
    Also I am wearing pink shorts and a black tank as I type this - twinsies!!

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    1. Twinsies! I tend to wear a lot of pink/black in summer.

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  5. What a beautiful hotel! I love vacations where you are outdoors during the day, then have a cozy room with a nice comfortable bed to come back to at night. And a shower. Those are important too. Gorgeous pics!

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    1. Yes! I definitely need a comfy bed and shower each night... I just could not hike and camp and get up to do it all again the next day. I am definitely a day hiker.

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  6. What a wonderful trip! That hotel is beautiful! I'm glad y'all had such a good time.

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    1. We really did enjoy ourselves. It was great to get away.

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  7. So glad you got away! I think I've done that hike and have the same photo!

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    1. To funny! My girlfriend goes up to that area of NH frequently to hike and is the one that suggested most of the hikes to us; I'd text her a photo of the waterfall or summit when we got there and she'd respond with a similar photo of her own from a past trip.

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  8. What a great anniversary trip. Some amazing views, good food and fun. I am glad that the covid restrictions did not affect your trip too much.

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    1. Yeah, we really didn't notice them at all and were amazed at how open everything was.

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  9. It sounds like you had a lovely trip away and the views from your hikes are amazing x

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    1. It was! I can't wait to get back to hike again.

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  10. The place and the views look so pretty! Have a good weekend!

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  11. Looks like a lovely getaway! Enjoy the warm weather :) #weekendcoffeeshare

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  12. That looks like a nice trip. I think I've been to that hotel before. I think we stayed at a Bed & breakfast near there & we went to eat there. It looks familiar.

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    1. It was perfect. Any longer and I think we would have been bored.

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  14. Gosh that looked ideal for a two person getaway. Yay for those! Lots of see, experience and also just chill. Oh June, you look good from here and getting back into shorts. A sure sign Summer is not far away. Denyse #weekendcoffeeshare

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    1. Yep, it's going to be in the 90's there this week so it seems like summer has arrived!

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  15. Looks like a beautiful trip. Thank you for sharing your photos and linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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    1. It was very relaxing.. when we weren't hiking.

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  16. What a lovely hotel! I've never been to that part of America before -- would love to make a trip up to New England.

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    1. It really is a beautiful area. I was just telling my husband we should go back in the fall and see it with all the foliage in bloom.

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  17. What a great, getaway. I would love this. Great photos, loving all the waterfalls :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to The Weekend Link Up #TheWeekendLinkUp

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  18. What a wonderful week. The White Mountains are gorgeous. I was born near there.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. I didn't realize that. What a pretty area.

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  19. Looks like you had a great getaway!!

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  20. It looks like you had a really lovely trip with some beautiful views.

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  21. What a beautiful hotel and views, Joanne. It looks like you had an amazing time! Thanks for sharing and linking with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. We really did. It was wonderful to be able to get away once again.

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  22. Looks like a wonderful trip. My hubs and I need to plan a trip.

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    1. My husband and I have already planned another weekend away for next month!

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