Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Break

Well, I got paid to take a week in March off of work. Yes, it's called spring break and every school has one, but still. It's nice to get a full week off from work while receiving funds to pay for the time away. I spent my hard (ish) earned money on a plane ticket and a trip to New England. We started in Boston, rented a car, and drove up to the most adorable sea-side town, Portsmouth, NH. I know you're probably thinking, "New Hampshire, really? Out of all of the New England states, you chose the unpredictable, slightly erratic, gun-toting New Hampshire??" My short answer is, "Uh. Yeah." My long answer is, "Uh. Hell yeah." The coast of NH is frickin' adorable. It's not just that there's an ocean; there are inlets and bays and bridges and islands and other watery things. Portsmouth itself is like a Northampton/Santa Cruz/other laid back town but without a college and with kayaks. Unbeatable.

Like I said, we started in Portsmouth, but throughout our time, we made our way down to Rye and Hampton, both towns on the coast, and then up to Maine. Kittery, Maine is 5 minutes north of Portsmouth. We drove through Kittery (um, hello future), and then up to York and even a bit farther. If you want to be the chillest person on earth, maybe walk a dog on a beach, drink Arnold Palmers on a porch, and sail to the nearest town, Maine is where it's at. I wish I had more pictures to show you how relaxed the area is, even at the end of winter, but you'll just have to take my word for it.

Portsmouth, NH

Hampton, NH

Kittery, ME

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