After some exciting Freeport shopping on Day 2 of Maine time, I finally got my yearly lobster 🙂 My aunt, uncle and two cousins live about 15 minutes from my grandparents, and hosted an incredible lobster feast. I ended up with a lobster and a half 🙂
YEARLY LOBSTER: 10
I’m not sure I’ve ever had a lobster up here that wasn’t a 10 now that I think about it… We did skip the usual lobster races pre-dunking, but now that I’m more aware of animal rights than I was as a kid, that’s probably a good thing. Ethically I know at some point I should probably give up lobster, but I just can’t part with it yet. Or ever maybe…
Why am I the only one smiling??? We’re eating LOBSTER!!!
The next day was my Grandmother’s official 80th birthday, so we went out to a sweet little restaurant on the water to celebrate. Some delicious home-baked bread, fresh haddock and incredible mashed potatoes later it was time for the main event…
GRANDMA’S BIRTHDAY CAKE: 10!!!
This rating is two-fold: 1) the appearance, and 2) the flavor.
First, the cake was ADORABLE. Perfect for a spring birthday, it was covered with cute flowers and even some adorable bumble-bees on top. Have never seen anything like it, and thought it was great 🙂
Secondly, the flavor. It was actually FOUR layers, and there was lemon icing and apricot flavoring in between each. Had no idea I liked apricot until eating an apricot cake that was delicious 🙂
Overall a great birthday celebration, and definitely worth the 15 hour drive.
The next day my mom and I took off to Laconia to visit the other set of Grandparents. Unfortunately my grandmother was recently hospitalized, so we didn’t get to spend nearly as much time with her as I would have liked. Luckily we did get to see her at a nearby rehab facility 🙂
LUNCH AT FRIENDLY’S: 8
It’s not a trip up north without a stop at Friendly’s 🙂 So first thing upon arrival in Laconia we picked up my Grampy and brought him over to Friendly’s.
I went with the Turkey Club since it was the healthiest option (they’re certainly not known for their nutritional value), and while it was fine, it was no Chicken Parm Melt… -2.
However I went all out with the ice cream (there’s no choice when you’re at Friendly’s), trying out the Hunka Chunka PB Fudge with peanut butter topping…
A. MAZ. ING.
Next morning it was time to hit the road again, heading back to PA where I crashed for the night and took off for North Carolina the next morning. Happy to be back and looking forward to a weekend full of tens!!!