Its Tuesday and you know what that means. It is T Day.
Time to share drink related posts-and you can have food and other activities too.
Stop by Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to see what the T Gang has been up to.
So for my T day post I am sharing an adventure my husband and I had last Friday evening.
This is a painting of Lake Winnipesaukee which is also known as the Big Lake. There are 8 towns located on the Big Lake. The Big Lake is about 15-20 minutes away from my house and is also a HUGE tourist destination, especially people from Massachusetts, and other states. We often go boating on the lake, but this year we haven't yet done so. We talked about going out Friday afternoon since my husband gets out of work at noon on Friday's in the summer. But because of the threat of thunderstorms we decided not to go.
Of course the storms never came so later in the afternoon we decided to drive over to Meredith Bay and go to a restaurant we enjoy. Our house is south of Alton Bay which is on the right bottom side of this photo.
This is about the closest you will get to a tropical beach restaurant in New Hampshire.
There's lots of outdoor seating on the sand covered patio. If you come by boat there are docks to tie up to, and if you drive, like we did, there's a parking lot for your car.
The restaurant is right on the lake, and you can see it was a nice late afternoon.
So we got a table and looked through the menu. The Town Docks has some pretty wild drinks, including one of my favorites which is this Watermelon Bowl for 2. This one looks like the bartender had a few too many of these before they made ours.
And we also ordered fried pineapple for an appetizer while we decided what to order for dinner.
And while we were slurping and chatting and deciding what to have for dinner, I looked up and noticed some dark clouds coming from the northwest. So I checked the radar on my phone.
Ut oh. I think we were going to be in trouble.
And within a minute the rain started, rather lightly at first, and then within the next minute, it got heavier, and then heavier still. Then there was a rumble of thunder, and everyone grabbed their meals and dashed for the covered areas.
We managed to get a corner on a covered bar so we could finish our watermelon bowl.
I think the only the ducks liked it.
They took advantage of the empty area to search for scraps before slipping back into the lake. :)
Of course the shower lasted about 10 minutes, and then the sky started to lighten. But by then the deck was empty, the tables were all wet and the mood had changed.
So my husband and I decided to skip dinner and head on out.
Sometimes the best made plans just aren't meant to be I guess.
Have a Happy T day everyone.