A perfect cold-weather treat is an affogato (a scoop of gelato topped with a shot of espresso) at Morano Gelato (57 South Main St., 603-643-4233, www.moranogelato.com, drinks and gelato $1.50-$3.50), which crafts its creamy Sicilian-style treats from scratch daily.
We paid $50 each round trip on Dartmouth Coach. The website advertises a $5 discount for same-day return but it’s not obvious how to get the price break for online orders. We wish the company would accept reservations and guarantee seats on the Boston run (they do for New York), so anxious travelers wouldn’t have to line up so early so as not to be left behind.
Patricia Harris and DavidLyon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.