Monday, April 11, 2022

T Stands for A HUGE Cup of Chai Tea

 Hi everyone. 

This month is flying, and as usually happens once the weather improves, I have been busy outside doing some spring yard clean up. I've also been able to get back into a regular walking routine. Hurrah for that.

Last week we were suppose to get rain on the day I was meeting my friend, and then the rain stayed south of us, so we managed to walk a chunk of the Dover (NH) Community Trail.  We walked the upper trail which is really pretty as it is up on a high wooded bank above the Cocheco river. 

The sound of the rushing of water was really relaxing to hear in the background too; that is when we weren't too busy talking. Smile.

This is also the river whose headwaters are just north of where I live and that I pass when I walk on my road. Here is the same river from one of my morning road walks. I have about a 30 minute drive from my house down to the Dover Trail, so the Cocheco does a lot of growing in that time. 

After our walk, my friend and I went and had lunch at a local chain called Tuckers. They are only open until 2 each day, serve breakfast all day and lunch after 11, and use lots of locally sourced ingredients.  They have a big menu too. I ordered a breakfast bowl that of course I forgot to photograph because I was hungry after our 4 mile walk. 

The bowl had home fried potatoes, peppers, onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped bacon, 2 eggs, a huge dollop of guacamole (the biggest dollop I've ever seen), cheddar cheese as well as a bit of salsa. It came served with a mini-nan bread. Just writing this is making me hungry again.  My friend had a half of sandwich and salad, and I must say her salad sounded typical on the menu, but when it arrived at our table, it looked so good. Next time we go back to Tuckers I think I will definitely get a salad. 

And next time I will remember to take a photo of my food too.

It is T day and time to share a drink related post over at  Bleubeard's and Elizabeth's blog.

I did remember to get a photo of the chai tea that I ordered at the restaurant, mainly because it came before my meal. This is my favorite version I've tried of chai tea.

And it's absolutely gigantic too. You can also see our waters which what we drank with lunch.

For those of you who know my favorite place to get food in the summer, we drove by Pop's the other afternoon, and I snapped this photo.

No sign of an opening date, but they did take the boards off the windows. It will at least be a month before they open, but it's exciting to see a bit of change in the building. I don't know if lobster rolls will be affordable this summer, but one would certainly taste good now. 

I hope everyone has a great T day  and week ahead.  Thanks for visiting my blog.


Carola Bartz said...

Both your walk and your lunch sound very good. Walking along a river is so nice, or along any kind of water. I guess that's why I'm always drawn to our lake and of course, the ocean. Lobster rolls - oh, that is so delicious. When I was in Maine 15 years ago I ate lobster rolls whenever possible. Delicious. I hope they won't be too expensive this year so you can enjoy them.

kathyinozarks said...

Hello Erika, You have such wonderful spots to enjoy a nice hike or walk-love that. and its very special you have a friend to walk with. I really enjoy walking so a year or so ago Larry saw this lady taking a walk every day in my area. he set it up for us to meet. I enjoyed it but she was allot younger than me, and walked really fast and many miles-I could not keep up with her and didn't want to hold her back. She walks every day no matter the weather-even in the cold winter. I really do need to try walking again though.
Your lunch sounds delicious I would have enjoyed your meal-minus the bread. I have never had a lobster roll-so I enjoy seeing yours Happy T

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, I want a lobster roll! LOL Your breakfast bowl sounds so good. That is what I would have gotten. I always forget to take a photo! Nice photos of your walk. Happy T Day

Linda Kunsman said...

You are such a tease about those lobster rolls Erika:):) I was hoping to be on a regular walking routine too- but on the weekend it got quite cold with rain and even a bout of freezing rain each day-ugh. It's looking good though from here on in:). Can't blame you for forgetting to stop and take a pic of your breakfast after that long walk. And your chai sounds wonderful. Happy T day!

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, I love hearing water. Miss it - but we had hail, so loud I had trouble understanding a colleague - and then he was gone ;-)
Weather in April!
4 miles, yipeeee. Oh, "boy", you make me hungry - we cannot get food like hat here.

And yay for Pop´s being back soon, too.
Have a happy T-day, hugs from here.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are so lucky to find time to walk four miles. Must be nice to do that with a friend, too. I used to love walking in my neighborhood, but that was before I had so many people to visit on the internet. Now, like you, I am concentrating on a new garden and herbs, too. And, I finally got my taxes filed today. Nothing like waiting till the last minute like I do every year.

I also have forgotten to take photos of my meal. I love how you remembered to show your Chai tea and water, though. They make a great addition to T this Tuesday, dear Erika.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you were able to walk that lovey trail and enjoy a good meal afterwards, walking always makes you hungry. Hope Pop's soon opens for you! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous walk pictures! You need to get a least 1 lobster roll just to show us and to celebrate lobster roll season. I heard there is a food truck that shows up around here that has them but I keep hearing about it 2 weeks after it comes - I am going to get one if I am ever in sinc with the news of its arrival - lol. Not sure a lobster roll in Alabama would even be close to one where you live but I am game.

Love your tea picture.

Happy T-day and hugz to you, Erika!

CJ Kennedy said...

You have such a beautiful area to take a walk. I haven't had breakfast yet so your lunch is making my stomach sing! A damp start this morning, but supposed to be sunny and warm this afternoon. Enjoy! Happy T Day

Mae Travels said...

So great to see spring coming, up close and in person!

best... mae at

Divers and Sundry said...

What a beautiful place for a walk! The weather has been volatile. Thunderstorms all last night but now a clear and sunny day. We'll see what comes next lol

Happy T Tuesday

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a lovely walk with your friend and it's nice to see things warming up too 😀. I bet you can't wait for Pops to open, great to see them getting ready for next month. Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Lisca said...

Here you go again, teasing us with the prospect of a lobster roll. I hope for your sake that it is affordable. After all, everything has gone up since Covid.
Your walk looks idyllic. And a hearty brunch after that sounds perfect!
Happy T-Day,

Angie's Recipes said...

A long morning walk and a delicious lunch afterwards sound like a wonderful way to spend the day. The water looks so clean and clear!

jinxxxygirl said...

Hello Erika... Oh to walk in the woods with trees and running water... I'm missing that here in TX.. So i thoroughly enjoyed the pictures... Lobster rolls sound so good everytime i hear them mentioned... One of these days i'm going to win the lottery and fly to Maine just to have a lobster Happy happy Tday! Hugs ! deb

Empire of the Cat said...

Sounds like a lovely walk and some great food! That is one big cup of tea lol Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

DVArtist said...

A lovely place to walk. The T looks very good. Have a nice day today.

Kate Yetter said...

The photos from your hike are beautiful. It certainly looks like a place to relax and just enjoy the quiet. A meal sounds like the perfect ending to a hike. Your chai tea is exactly what I would order. Chai tea is the best!
Happy Tea Day,

R's Rue said...

Coming here each day is such a blessing.

Jeanie said...

If I ever get to NH in the summer, we are going to Pop's. And having a lobster roll! (And that was quite a lunch--you must have been stuffed!)