Ashland is so adorable! I’m glad that I had the opportunity to visit such a cute little town. Mal and I spent the afternoon wondering around and exploring the downtown area.
Murphy would have loved this dog bar! 😀
Our first stop was Lithia Park that both Grandma and my father-in-law highly recommended. Even in the winter, the park was so beautiful. I can only imagine what it looks like in the summer.
While walking in the park, Mal and I stumbled upon some bamboo. Cool! We definitely don’t have bamboo in Boston!
We also saw the Shakespearian Theatre.
After visiting Lithia Park, we did a little window shopping around town.
I fell head over heals in love with a shop called, Prize. Basically, I was obsessed.
Prize was totally my style. I loved everything! Too bad my suitcase is completely full– otherwise, I probably would have bought a ton of stuff!
Mal and I worked up quite an appetite window shopping, so we took a friend’s recommendation to have lunch at The Black Sheep. The Black Sheep is an English pub and restaurant with a cozy, laid-back vibe.
Mal and I sat under mistletoe. 😉
To drink, I ordered a 10-ounce Black Velvet (Guinness + champagne). It was fantastic! The combo basically made a more bubbly Guinness. I might keep this concoction in mind for New Year’s Eve. 😉
The 10-ounce half pint was the perfect amount for a mid-day drink.
While I waited for my entree, I snacked on a piece of sourdough with a smear of butter.
For lunch, I ordered the Beans on Toast, which was cannelloni beans mixed with a cheddar cheese sauce and spread on toasted sourdough. Omg, amazing. The dish sort of reminded me of macaroni and cheese with its thick and creamy cheddar sauce.
Holy delicious. I ate almost the entire portion. Needless to say, I left feeling pretty stuffed. 😳
After lunch, Mal and I headed back to Medford to relax before an early dinner. Our flight to San Francisco departs at 6:00 AM, so we’re hitting the hay early. Let’s hope tomorrow goes smoothly!
See ya in a bit for dinner. I think we’re ordering take-out.