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May I Suggest?

Hello from New England! I’ve had the blessing of being up here since last Wednesday. So instead of sharing a recipe today, I thought I’d share a couple great restaurants that we’ve enjoyed while in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Put these on your bucket list if you’re making a trip east in the future!

We flew into Manchester, New Hampshire, so our host took us to dinner there. We went to a seafood restaurant called, The Puritan. It was packed…on a Wednesday night and quickly found out why! The clam and oyster platter we shared was the BEST we’ve ever had anywhere! I’m not normally a fan of clams, but theirs were really good. The clams were tender and the breading had a slightly sweet taste.

We had the joy of going to the coast of Maine on a beautiful, sunny day. Wow, it was worth the two hour drive just to see the coastal views!

We went to Kennebunkport for the afternoon and evening. With sights like these, we were in awe of our Creator!

We stopped for supper at a cute and very busy place that was right on the Main Street. The Lobster Claw has all kinds of different options to get your craving for lobster satisfied. We shared a plate with stuffed lobster. It was filled with shrimp, scallops, bacon and stuffing. It was delicious!

Lastly, we had the fun of going to Vermont to King Arthur Flour. Loving to bake as I do, I so enjoyed seeing their kitchens, watching a couple demonstrations, and then visiting their store that is filled with all the necessary tools for successful baking.

Of course we had to sample their foods at the cafe and bakery! We shared a sandwich and a couple treats. The Chocolate croissant was my favorite!! Yum! It was also as big as my face!

Did you notice the word “share” in each food description? That means we ate half the amount, which is half the calories and half the guilt! It’s the only way to go!

We both pray about our days – where to go and when to stop. We’ve watched God direct us every day. The Lord is so kind to allow us the blessing of serving Him here and also getting to have a little vacation time. We are abundantly blessed!

We always appreciate good recommendations and I thought you might, too! If you get the chance to visit any of these places I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed!

With love from the beautiful east coast,


6 thoughts on “May I Suggest?

  1. Everything looks delicious!! I’ve been to King Arthur but it’s been many years. They were just expanding to make their current building the last time I visited. Looks like we need to go back for a visit!

    My hubby and I often split meals, especially when we go to a country fair and the food is so very rich. Great idea to just do that as a matter of course. Still lots of calories, but only half, as you pointed out!

    I’m so happy you got to New England and very thankful that I had the blessing of meeting you and listening to your messages at the ladies’ retreat. You’re an encourager in the blog world and even more so in person. Thank you.


    1. King Arthur was one of my favorite outings of our trip! We did so many fun things and I feel so blessed! Of course the highlight was being at The Wilds of New England! It was my blessing to get to meet you and have breakfast together! Thank you for bringing your granddaughter! I pray she will consider coming to CIT some summer! Thank you for encouraging my heart while I was there!


  2. Hello, from Moncton, NB! πŸ™‚
    Happy Belated Birthday, Denise!!! πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for mentioning the restaurant! My husband and I are going to New Hampshire in October, and when I looked to see where the restaurant is, it’s not too far from where we’ll be staying! So we must try it! πŸ™‚
    I love seafood, but not my hubby. So hopefully they’ll have something he likes. πŸ™‚
    The pictures you shared are so nice!
    Glad you and your husband had a nice time away! God is good! πŸ™‚
    Hope to see you at Forest Glen Bible Camp soon!! Miss ya!
    Take care and God bless,
    Stephanie Boucher


    1. Hi sweet Stephanie! Thank you for the birthday wishes! It was a special day.
      I’m so happy you’re going to get to visit New Hampshire soon! It’s absolutely beautiful there and you will love that restaurant!
      Maybe we will get back to Forest Glen soon! I would love that!


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