The alarm buzzed at 3:45am and as I slid over to J's side of the bed to turn it off I grumbled. I hate getting up early in the morning for road trips. I am *not* a morning person.
We loaded up the last minute items in J's car-we had done most of the packing the night before- and then we were off on our Christmas vacation. I was so excited. A white Christmas was waiting for us in Conway, New Hampshire.
The roads were easy and the traffic was light. It was a smooth trip all the way up to New England.
We arrived at our cozy little cabin, unpacked everything and then ventured out into town to pick up groceries and to eat dinner. There is a smokehouse bbq joint that was highly recommended so we enjoyed dinner there and it was delicious.
Moat Mountain Smoke House
3378 White Mt Highway (Rt 16)
North Conway, NH 603-356-6381
After dinner we put away the groceries as we listened to Christmas Carols on the xm radio (we got the indoor docking station just for this purpose) and then cuddled up to sleep so that we'd be refreshed for the next day's activities.
Here is a picture of our little winter cabin surrounded by woods. As you can see, there was plenty of snow on the ground- about 2 feet. It was a lovely cabin with extra amenities such as the fireplace and full kitchen. It came fully stocked with supplies and equipment - we only had to bring food. The property we stayed at is called 'Sunny Brook Cottages' and I highly recommended the place for an affordable snowy or summer getaway in the mountains.