We braved the nasty rain and frigid temperatures to visit The Christmas Dove--"New England's largest Christmas store"--in Barrington, NH. And I think it's safe to say their claim to fame is accurate--it's hard to imagine any could be bigger. I felt like I was in Ikea, Christmas style. It was a fun way to kick-off the season in earnest, for sure.
I could've snapped hundreds of photos and never done justice to the place; but here are a few odds and ends:
(1) I can count on one hand the number of donuts I've eaten in the past decade. I mean let's be honest: Who among us allows ourselves the sinful pleasure of donut noshing?
(2) Prior to my current visit to New Hampshire, I'd never tasted an apple cider donut.
Both of these unfortunate realities have been remedied during my current vacay. We visited a local Hampton orchard a couple of days ago. And guess what they had? Hint: I have now thoroughly enjoyed sampling the incredibly tasty apple cider donut.
Are these little guys are getting ready to make their donut debut?Folks ... we have donuts.Aidan and me, with apple cider donut-filled bellies: It was lovely meeting you, apple cider donuts. We'll talk again.
I'm an opinionated lass, living in Oxford, MS (how'd that happen?), taking time for good food, drink, and friends. I'm forever on a quest for quality farmers' markets & roadside boutiques, life's answers, and the perfect camera shot. And I really love me some Jesus.