Monday, March 6, 2017

5 days in Vermont

I left New Orleans while the City was just waking up.

I camped out in front of the fireplace, a lot.

Vermont has more than 100 historic covered bridges, more than any other state. I had plans to visit quite a few of them, but because they are mostly located on the side of a mountain, on a dirt road, covered in mud and ice and its hard to get to them in a rental car.....
I visited four of the historic bridges

Of course, I played in the snow.

Who knew that Vermont was such a foodie place? Everything was delicious.
I visited a cheese factory (mmmm..... Alpine Cheddar is my favorite....) 
an apple cider mill (probably my favorite shop/factory to tour... cold apple cider and hot apple donuts. The entire operation smelled heavenly. Its the top producing mill in New England and still made with machines built in the 1920s and it is DELICIOUS. They feed the apple scraps to the pigs then make apple bacon!)
and Ben & Jerry's  which was delicious, but surprisingly small and cramped (and crowded).
I also visited a glass blowing studio and watched glass being made, brought back a dark blue hand made candle holder for my new bathroom (that is being built), had to baby it and carry it in my purse for the trip home. We both made it in one piece.  

Vermont is very rural, and there are a lot of small little towns. I wondered around the little towns and braved icy paths. The air is so fresh and clean.
Every little town has a white church with a steeple. This one was in Stowe.  

Did some shopping at the General Store.

The coldest day I saw, visited the State Capitol in Montpelier. It was about 20 degrees. Vermont was the first state after the original 13 colonies. 

Home. Back to reality.

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