Let me start out by saying that I have some of the best people in my life as not only colleagues but as my friends. Two of my New England Queens (Laura and Kim) took the time out of their busy days to show us around
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
First, we started in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for lunch with my friend/colleague Laura. Laura is a rockstar in our company and an excellent tour guide! She took the time to drive us around Portsmouth and show us some of the history, architecture, and all around beautiful scenery that this charming town encompasses. She then took us to lunch and at Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle. After a delicious lunch, we drove around a bit more, and I was able to grab some stunning pictures!
Our First Covered Bridge
As we were planning this trip, one of the first things that Trav mentioned he wanted to see was a covered bridge. He is fascinated with the architecture and scenery that many of these bridges sit within. We assumed we might not see any until we get to Vermont in a couple days, but one popped up on the map just a few miles from our hotel. The scenery was breathtaking, and the fall colors here honestly looked unreal. I’m so happy I was able to capture them.
Our 2nd tour guide of the day was my colleague and friend, Kim. When she and I first met almost 5 years ago, she mentioned that she and her husband had started their journey making whiskey, I had no idea how much their business had boomed over the years. I was fortunate enough to meet up with her and meet her husband at their location, and it did not disappoint. If you are ever in Portland, Maine, this is not a place to miss!
You can feel the community that they have helped create with live Irish music, smiling faces, and delicious drinks. Trav and I had one of their newer products, the Maine Mule and I am devastated this is not in California (yet!). Kim and her husband Luke took the time to sit with Trav and me, talk about the area, give us recommendations, and overall just make us feel at home.
It was a wonderful day, and I am so thankful to have such wonderful people in my life!