i personally cannot think of a better way to welcome the new year than adventure with close friends and family to one of the quaintest and most scenic places in massachusetts:  rockport.

this little gem is full of color, little streets, ice cream parlors, ocean views, fresh seafood, art studios, rock outlooks, fudge dwellings and hidden overpasses.  it is not for the taffy haters or hot apple cider skippers.

the day was epitomized by chilled bones, creamy chowder, hot coffee and lobster vibes.