Sunday……was most def a recovery day. As explained in the previous post, we spent Saturday skiing, drinking, and dancing. Graham, jason, and Lori were the only ones to ‘nut up’ and hit the slopes again. Carmen, Jenny and I decided to spend our Sunday chilling.
The first thing we decided to do late Sunday morning was to hit the Sugar Shack for some yummy breakfast. This is a little place located in Campton, NH that personifies New England breakfast joint. Blueberry French Toast, Rasberry Stuffed French Toast, and Egg Scrambels were the order of the day.
After breakfast, we decided to take drive through a section of the White Mountains, via Route 302 East,
which passes through Bretton Woods Resort and the Eisenhower Memorial
Wayside Park. This is one of my favorite things to do when visiting NH.
Once we got to Bretton Woods, we decided to stop and check out the historic White Mountain Hotel. After exploring the grounds, our next order of business was to grab a drink and enjoy watching the snow fall from the hotel’s spacious parlor. Now I need to spend some time detailing the drinks we enjoyed:
Hot Banana Splits
- Creme de Banana
- Butter Shots
- Hot Chocolate
- Whip Cream
Needless to say, we had a couple.
We returned back to Campton at 5:30 pm to meet up with the three aforementioned boarders (Graham, Jason, and Lori). The rest of the evening entailed dinner at the Common Man in Plymouth, NH and then a movie. By any standard……a perfect New Hampshire day.
The above pic personifies the vibe of this weekend. So relaxing….well, at least when we are not polishing off bottles of El Tesoro (THANK YOU JENNY) or Pitrone Silver.
Skiing yesterday was ok. We hit Waterville Valley in the afternoon as we needed to sleep off the night before. It was a bit hard to adjust to the short runs after Whistler. However, the snow was fantastic. There were only a couple of spots that were icy. Otherwise, we enjoyed powder.
The Russo clan, Lori C, Carmen, Graham, Jenny and I kicked up our feet at The Bucket for a little Apres after our runs on the mountain. Shout outs are in order for Jason’s Mother who celelbrated her birthday yesterday.
Last night we had dinner at Lucky Dog in Plymouth, NH. We then returned back to the condo for a night cap, dancing, and sledding. I plan to upload all of the pics tomorrow. We also captured some funny video footage-not sure if I will share any of that though .
At last, I have completed uploading all of my photos from Italy. As my prior post claimed, this last set represents the time that I spent in Northern Italy. Some pictures are of Ca’ Marcello, the Levada estate where I stayed during my final week (I posted about this property back in May). My hat goes off to Jacopo Marcello for providing my guest and I wonderful accomodations. Others include shots of Asolo, Venice, and her sister islands of Murano and Burano.
The following set of 209 photos were taken between May 17th-May 25th 2006 and may be viewed at the following location:
Note: To really enjoy all of the photos I have uploaded from this
trip to date, I recommend that you visit my Flickr page.
I finally put some effort into editing my last two sets of photos that I took while visiting Italy this past Spring (2006). The first set of photos I am uploading are the ones I took in Florence, where I spent a couple days after completing the National Geographic Photography Workshop in Tuscany, Italy.
The following set of 92 photos were taken on May 15th-May17th 2006. It was during this time when I was joined by my friend Melissa and stayed in what I consider the finest boutique hotel that I have yet to expereince; JK Place. The final set of photos that I took while in Italy will represent the time I spent in the Northern part of the country (specifically Venice).
Visit my Tuscany Flickr Photo Set.
To all my friends and family, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am currently hanging with Howie at my soon-to-be condo in Campton, NH. We are waiting for the arrival of my parents and my brothers family. To that end, we are planning to "officially" celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, as everyone is traveling today. The last time my family had convened on New Hampshire together was over 5 years ago…far too long if you ask me. My hope is that we will begin to make Campton a regular place we gather to celebrate future holidays.