Family , friends and food in Boston, Hampton Beach, Beverly and visiting our 48th state.
We stayed at Wakeda Campground in Hampton Falls and really enjoyed the rural yet coastal setting. Beautiful campground with very nice owners – we would recommend it for any stay in coastal northeast. We met a lot of nice folks there including another couple who are also full time Motorhome USA travelers.
Dinner at “Finz” on the Salem MA waterfront with Siobhan and Aidan – our Wenham grandchildren. We took them out here many times as they were growing up so it was a return to fond memories. It was a good meal but rainy cold night so no walk around the docks this time. The kids are growing up so fast it’s great to see them however briefly.
Loved this multi mailboxes look……
Our site in Wakeda Campground
A visit to Ricks sister’s house was a way to catch up with nieces, nephews and her grandchildren. It was a beautiful day for a pool romp for Uncle Joe and June.
We visited all three locations of this wonderful restaurant – eating three huge lobster rolls each during our stay. We miss lobster so much it was a joy!
We camped out at the Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston for three days (without the Taj) to celebrate with former USS Constitution captains and their wives. I also reconnected with three dear friends and had some fabulous lunches at The Union Oyster House, the Sea Grille, and a hip place called “Precinct” in the Loews Hotel in Copley Square. We also had a fun dinner with former captain Matt and Angela Bonner at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse in South Boston along the waterfront. Lenny and Lola scouting the dock walk area of the Hotel.
Fireworks over Boston Harbor celebrating Boston Chowderfest – an enduring festival held a few days prior to the 4th.
The Rotunda of the Boston Harbor Hotel all dressed up for the special day.
Some of the former captains who attended the annual luncheon – their wives enjoyed a special lunch too.
Below a shot out our hotel room window looking towards the Custom House – love my city of Boston – she is so beautiful in summer.
Lola and Lenny ride in the Taj tow vehicle – the Wolf – for our Boston visit. The Boston Harbor Hotel is very dog friendly and they get their own beds and food bowls there as well as friendly doormen who greet them at every opportunity.
Ladies luncheon while the men enjoy their own feast in another room. A sweet reunion as Rick and I have missed this annual event the last three years.
The ship that brought us together❤️❤️❤️
Rhode Island was our 48th state to visit – we stayed on the western side of the state and although it was a small campground it worked out well and we were able to connect with another grandchild and one of our four sons. Photos of the beautiful cottages along the coast best illustrate the area.
Grandson Shane – who spent most of our visit on his phone but Lenny was okay with that
One of our sons, Sean who accompanied his son, Shane for the visit and updated us on his life and times.
Flowers were abundant during this beautiful visit especially along the coast where they flourish in the salty moist air and dazzling sun.
A sweet cove we saw and I had to capture.
Loved this sculpture in Portsmouth – another great stop during our visit – it’s a funky artsy small city that we love visiting and we always have great meal there. Little shops to poke around in and buy great gifts. Love the wine and specialty food places and we can’t walk by a kitchen shop anywhere.
It was a great visit and we loved seeing everyone in 2019. We will be out west much of the 2020 summer until a brief stop in earl August in Western MA so this one visit was important. Put the east coast of NH, MA and RI on your itinerary some summer, it’s a beautiful meal for all your senses.
Next stop eastern Pennsylvania as we head south towards Florida and our new home.