A couple of months ago my mother in law came for a visit and we had such a fun time together. It was so great to relax and have fun with one another. During her stay we mostly spent time unwinding but we did have a couple of outings.
We drove up the coastal route to Hampton Beach NH, Kittery ME, and Wells Beach ME and stopped in at Cape Neddick lighthouse. The weather however was awful! We have hardly any pictures because the minute we stepped outside the car we were caught in wind and rain. It definitely made for an interesting hair day!
We decided to eat out most of our meals during her stay just so we could enjoy our time and not have to worry about cooking or cleaning.
One day we stopped in at Eataly in Boston MA. We picked up a couple loaves of bread, proscuitto, salami, cheese, olives, and spreads. It made for a perfect light meal with some delicious wine.
One night we went to dinner with my parents to The Hardcover in Danvers MA. The Hardcover is an old school dark wood steakhouse. This type of restaurant isn't my usual style but my NY Sirloin was perfection!!
You can also check out my review of Gaslight in Lynnfield MA that we enjoyed during her stay.
Another visitor we had recently was my cousin from Ohio. My cousin was in town to go to Boston's Lamb Jam but we did get to spend some time sightseeing as well.
We first took a scenic route to Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester MA. The weather wasn't exactly beach weather but it was really nice to walking up the boardwalk onto the soft sand. We were able to take some pictures and catch a peek at some local surfers. We drove further up the road and parked in Rockport MA. We walked around, popped into a few shops, and my cousin purchased Greg's favorite....a baked clam to go.
After sightseeing it was lunch time and we decided to try My Place by the Sea. For drinks we ordered the Lemonade Chiller. While we thoroughly enjoyed the cucumber lemonade the idea of calling it a Mocktail so that they could charge $9.00 seemed ridiculous. Our entrees were fine. My salad was deconstructed due to my allergies however I think it was actually for the best. The description was "Warm Salad of Zucchini, Summer Squash, Tomato, French Olive, Feta & Basil with Grilled Spicy Shrimp." I ended up having the feta and pesto removed. The salad was bright and filling.
The morning of the Lamb Jam we went to my parents house for breakfast and then decided to go down to Newbury St in Boston. We walked around Newbury St a bit and went into Restoration Hardware to marvel at the buildings architecture.