Northern Girl's Southern Beach Trip
I changed the name a little, but I like this. Anywhoo. This Labor day weekend I'm going down to North Carolina to visit Tallman's family again. This time I hope for better weather, and less awkwardness on my part. Neither should be hard (I set the bar pretty low for awkwardness, I told them that my parent's hobby was farm yard animals*... sigh... so awkward).
I have little to do to prepare for this trip, I have clothes, bathing suits, etc. But I need to bring a hostess gift and think of a meal to make while down there (though this is partially/mostly up to Tallman). Last time I think my hostess gift went over well. But this time I'd like to bring them things from New England. Usually they visit Tallman up here once a year, but this year they aren't coming up at all. So I thought it would be a nice gift to bring some New England to them.
So far my brainstorm includes: maple syrup, some kind of lobster toy for Tallman's nephew who will be 21 months, and that's as far as I got.
Any ideas? Have you been to New England and know of something you wish you'd brought home? As someone from here, I'm not sure what is stereotypically New England-y, I need your help!
*Let us note, my parents do like farm yard animals, as do I. But this is not a hobby. For anyone. I don't know why I said this. Hopefully this will become a family joke we will all laugh about in the future, oh god I so hope.