The Midfield Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch except Tuesdays and its located at the Nashua Airport. It's not an eatery you would easily spot see on a drive as it's tucked away on a road that leads only to the airport. Yet from what we had heard from many people, the cafe is always packed. So, it was a destination for my celebration.
The airport is an active general aviation airport that's located just 3 miles NW of Nashua, NH and about a 10 minute drive from our apartment. It dates to 1934, when the City of Nashua bought a small existing airport, which had a grass runway and no hanger. Over the next several years, and with federal help, Nashua, paved the 2,000-ft runway and constructed buildings. A hangar was built using bricks from a mill factory that had been destroyed in a major city fire several years earlier.
In 1943, the airport was renamed Boire Field, after Ensign Paul Boire, who was Nashua's first casualty in World War II. Nashua Airport/Boire Field encompasses 400 acres and has space for 441 aircraft on the field. The airport's control tower was added in 1972 and operational from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. There's no scheduled commercial service.
The airport's Midfield Cafe is a busy place, especially on weekend mornings. While there for breakfast we watched numerous aircraft take offs and landings. We plan to return, next time on a weekday morning when we can spend more time at the window seat.
Thanks to all the fellow bloggers for the birthday wishes, which were read and very much appreciated. As a rule, Grenville and I no longer exchange holiday or birthday gifts, although we do give surprise gifts. He surprised me with this gift — a popover baking pan.
As you can see, it was put to good use and we enjoyed fresh-from-the-oven popovers with homemade stew on Sunday. They were delicious and so easy to make. Now, you know why Grenville gave me this gift. (He's a smart guy.)