Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Checklist: Flea Markets and Ice Cream!

I got to a rousing start on my summer checklist this weekend - woohoo! Craig and I went to the flea market in Hollis, NH and tried out our first of five new ice cream shacks, the Big 1 in Nashua.

The flea market was tons of fun, and we saw a lot of cool little trinkets! I've actually never been to one (I hit a few in Europe, but not a real, honest-to-goodness, people selling a mountain of novelty buttons and war paraphernalia one like the one we went to today!) Tragically, the market closed at 3 and we didn't get there until 1:30. D'oh! I need to read the fine print once in a while...apparently, flea markets are at their best around 8 AM. I am not an early riser!

I still managed to score some great stuff. These were my personal faves of the day:


A pig-shaped corkscrew I couldn't pass up, and a necklace made of a slate rock with little baby deer! I got that necklace and 2 pairs of earrings for 5 bucks, can you believe it? I was smitten. I guess the advantage of going late in the day was that the deals were great! That being said, it was kind of a bummer seeing half of the tables cleared out! We decided to head back in a couple of weeks a bit earlier in the day...

Never to be defeated, we punched "ice cream shack" into Google Maps and picked out a place called "The Big 1"


And yum, I'm so glad we found it! The ice cream was so creamy and delicious, and they had tons of fun flavors! I was ecstatic to find  Almond Joy, which had whole almonds, chocolate chunks, and flakes of coconut.


So good, I couldn't get over it. Craig's cookies and cream milkshake was also met with rave reviews. We will definitely be back!

Did you do anything fun this weekend?


  1. Mmm... this has me seriously craving some ice cream now! That looks delicious!

  2. why do you guys have the cutest day dates?!?!? I would say it's not fair but it totally is if I get to read/creep on it. :]

  3. Oh, stop it, you! We can go on an ice cream date anytime you want ;)

  4. Now this sounds like the most perfect day to me! I could seriously dive into that ice cream right now - you had me with the coconut flakes :-) Cute finds too! xo