suburban (eh, rural) life.

When I made the decision to purchase my first home, I was simultaneously making the decision to live in the middle of nowhere. Although I grew up in central Massachusetts, there are undoubtedly times in my adult life when I miss walking out the door and having a plethora of amazing restaurants and nightlife to choose from--but with a long-term view, I ultimately want to settle down and raise a family in the sticks.

This leads to my current struggle of having fun places to go while living in an area where there is not a lot going on.

Which brings me to road trips.

Last night, MET and I ventured to the Waterhouse in Peterborough, NH. I had eaten there last fall for brunch after my sister Mer ran her first marathon, but I'd never been for dinner. And it was DELISH:

Clockwise from Top Left:
Menu, French 75, Tuna, Fried Mushrooms, Quail.

It was such a fun dinner, and I'm looking forward to going back when the weather is better and being able to sit outside on their patio--well worth the trek.

We stopped for a nightcap at Harlow's Pub which was another fun spot:

We didn't last for their Wednesday night open mike, but I could definitely see myself coming back on a weekend for some greasy food and beer.

It was a fun Wednesday...for the sticks.


  1. I so love finding cool places in the burbs/country. This place looks amazing.
    I was thinking the sentence re: open mike night was going to end with you going back to sing!

  2. I don't know if I could move to the "sticks." I may be a city or very close to the city girl for life. Although, I am sure that beautiful house is worth it!!!