Night at Hampton Beach, NH

Ran 6.5 miles on the treadmill 59 minutes on incline 3

Tuesday left half a bucket of sweat.  I felt a little depressed for how heavy my legs felt but after checking that humidity was at 93% I felt a little better blaming the weather for my heavy legs.

Night out at Hampton Beach

For those of us who can’t afford a jet to fly us out to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket and don’t want to brave the traffic of going south of Boston to the Cape, Hampton beach is the  getaway.  At least it made a decent night out.  About 45-55 minutes away from Boston we didn’t make it out to the beach until 6:30PM as most of the day was spent hiking (post on this later).

First order of business.. dinner

Okay so I might have gobbled down the scallops before I remembered I own a camera, but here’s a photo to make up for it.

Perfectly cooked and cracked for me lobster.  All I had to do was use a little pointy thing to get all the good stuff out.

And incase you’re wondering where you can get such a tasty in New Hampshire?

Here’s a photo to remember where you eat.  Better than a cheap motel postcard.

Afterwards we walked the “boardwalk” and by boardwalk, it was a sidewalk since Hampton Beach doesn’t actually have a boardwalk.  We people watched.  Picture a bunch of Jersey Shore wannabes only younger and possibly skankier.  Classy American scene.

Now some people go to a beach village and scope out the bar scene, but not us.  We prefer the arcade scene.

I made bank on one of those pushing quarters machines after some failed skeeball action.

Too bad all I could afford was Patrick (500 tickets!) with what I thought was herpes, but later learned are just jellyfish bites.  Either way Jack will be happy to have a new toy he can do this to:

Nothing wrong with treating your cat like he’s your baby boy.  Don’t worry, he gets a bed time story as well.

As we were getting into some intense video game action we heard some bangs

Since it’s Live Free or Die New Hampshire, of course there would be fireworks on Labor Day weekend.

I love fireworks!

We were so close to where they were shooting them that the paper shells kept falling by our feet.  How crazy!  Crazy New Hampshires!

And how did we cap the night?  Some serious Teenage Ninja Turtle action.

Did you ever watch Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles as a kid? Who was your favorite?  I like Michelangelo, probably because I too always just wanted some pizza.

What’s your favorite arcade game?  I like skeeball and those random get a quarter in a truck bucket ones that I loose all my money on.

6 thoughts on “Night at Hampton Beach, NH”

  1. Taking a picture in front of the restaurant… that is SUCH a good idea, especially while on vacation! My husband and I were just going through pictures from our trip to Europe and he kept asking “where was that again?” and I had to go look it up. I’m bummed I didn’t make it to the beach this summer, but I’m thinking maybe I’ll have to get down there sometime this month while it’s still warm but less crowded (hopefully).

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