Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope you were all able to enjoy this glorious weekend we just had. I mean, it was the type of weekend that us New Englanders only DREAM of during the winter and pretty much throughout the entire year. As the saying goes in New England, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." New England is notorious for having unpredictable weather, especially during the summer. But not this weekend. This weekend New England shined in all it's New England-y glory and we certainly made the most of it.
We started the weekend out in New Hampshire with Dave's family. They live on a lake and we spent a most amazing day lounging in the lake, going for a run, fishing and kayaking. Man, it was great. And the fun didn't stop there. When we came home on Sunday Dave suggested that we head out for a picnic and a walk along the water. What has been great about these North Shore Doings posts is that it's an excuse to do really fun things together a a family. I love how on board Dave is with the idea and we've created some wonderful memories together as a family!
On Sunday we headed to Whole Foods to pick up some picnic essentials and were greeted with the coolest surprise ever... an entire field of wildflowers!! Of course we had to stop and take a detour for pictures!! After, we were off to King's Beach with is located on the border of Swampscott and Lynn. More on that below but for now let's take a quick detour to some wild flowers:)....
After we packed up some treats we headed to Kings Beach. I really love this spot on the water, there's a park, sweeping views of the North Shore and the Boston skyline as well as sidewalk space for walking (or running if you prefer)! It was busy on Sunday with folks out enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Just a note, this beach and surrounding harbor area is notorious for an unpleasant smell as the tide goes out. So note for those with sensitive noses, time your visit just right;).Can you see a teeny tiny boston down to the right? To the left is Nahant and Nahant Beach. It probably seems like most of our North Shore Doings as of late have to do with the ocean and well, it's true. Much of the North Shore is situated right on the water and it's an integral part to this areas character and history. Having grown up around the ocean I'm not sure I could live anywhere that didn't have a coast. Funny, as I'm pretty much afraid of all water;)! (Except pools, ya know, because there is nothing that could brush against me and eat my feet there...;);))For those fans of American Hustle this is where Rosalyn has a date with Pete! Fun fact, at our old house they filmed much of the movie just down the street!Ok enough chit chat, time to explore and chase seagulls!!These two... LOVE THEM.That hair, you guys, we have a mini Donald Trump on our hands. Also RED or BLONDE? Please say red;):)!Gotta end with one of my favorite pictures from the adventure!!All in all Kings Beach is a great spot for an afternoon picnic or to relax on the shore. We were going to suggest enjoying a lime rickey's from Lime Rickey's only to discover that it was torn down!! Looks like they are making room for a new restaurant so keep your eyes peeled for what's coming! Swampscott's downtown is just a short walk at the end of the beach and offers restaurants, ice cream and a few shops. Check it out!! Any suggestions for our next adventure?!