We’re Goin’ Fishin’!

While most New Englanders are preparing for the 18-24 inches of snow set to arrive this weekend, I am packing my bags and heading to NH for the Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Winnipesaukee!…

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Say what?

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Yup. It’s that time of year again!

Our group has endured all types of weather on this lake; From sun to clouds, windy to calm, bearable to downright freezing.

However, this year may bring a whole new level of extremes that we have yet to battle.

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We should have our own show on TLC to document how amusing this will be.

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We have two forms of shelter, one with a wood burning stove and one with a heater, as well as a fire pit, stove for cooking, and of course, vodka, gin, beer, and wine.

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You know…the essentials.

Luckily this was not the year to rent an RV and sleep out on the ice.

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That year was FREEEZING! But as you can see, it was sunny and clear. No blizzard in sight.

Finally after our stay at The Inn at the Mills last year, we decided that there was no longer a need to brave through the cold, and a quaint hotel was just what we needed.

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So while this blizzard barrels through with full force, we will spend our days outside catching fish (trying), and our nights drinking margaritas by the fire, swimming in our heated pool, and keeping warm in our cozy cottage on the lake.

Now that’s ice fishing in style.

If you’re looking for some workouts to do while you are stuck in the house, visit my Pinterest page for a collection of my “At Home” Routines!

Stay safe. Stay warm. And enjoy what is hopefully the first and final blizzard of 2013!

CLICK HERE for a full recap of our Ice Fishing trips from the past!

What I Ate While Ice Fishing.

Here are more pictures from my Ice Fishing Trip, along with some of my eats!

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Heading onto the ice

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Yes, that would be a crack

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Our little set up, accompanied by a heated tent, bob house, and fire pit

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My saving grace

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Making orange peel potpourri on the wood burning stove in the bob house.

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Beautiful.

OK, now onto the food!

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Our cooking station on the ice.

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Scrambled egg, vegetables, and sausage breakfast burritos

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 Chocolate protein oatmeal with cocoa covered almonds (mine,obvi)

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Piping hot Pasta Fagioli

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With some Vodka Citron and Sprite Zero

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The pasta felt SO good to eat in the frigid air. Just holding the warm plate was heavenly.

Our body uses a lot of energy to stay warm, making our appetite’s much more ravenous than normal. Thank goodness we had a whole pot to go around,  we all had 2 servings each!

Restaurant Food

Giuseppe’s: Located in the Marketplace of our Inn.

“The Ernest Vegan”

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I swapped the eggplant for grilled chicken, and a kale salad in place of the pasta.

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“Camp”: Located at the “Chase House”, one of the sister hotels next door to our Inn.

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Cutest menu ever!

The décor was set up to resemble an intimate cabin with a fireplace, small bar and wooden furniture.

I ordered the Pan Seared Salmon atop a spinach salad with brown sugared pecans and a side of butternut squash.

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All of this glorious candy was located right in Marketplace of our Inn.

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Buckets of love <3

Good weekend on the food front.

Along with plenty of walking, sliding and shivering,  I was able to fit some fitness into my day. I did not use the hotel gym during my trip, however I sporadically performed push ups,bath tub tricep dips, squats,lunges, planks, and other bodyweight exercises throughout the weekend.

See, you can work out anywhere! You just have to be creative Smile

I definitely recommend staying at “The Mills Falls Inn” in Meredith, NH.

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It was cozy, quaint, and right in the middle of everything.

Click the link to check out the other 6 hotels connected to the “Inn’s & Spa at Mills Falls”