This past weekend Chris and I went to Vermont to visit our friends Tim & Rebecca. They used to live in Park City and recently moved to Vermont to be closer to family. They live just outside Burlington and Chris was going to be at SugarBush nearby for a conference, so I decided to meet up with him to spend the weekend out East.
I was a little “burnt out” from work and the normal routine, so was super excited to get out of town. We got some good recharge time in and overall had a really nice weekend.
Friday was really cold (it felt like Minnesota!) with temps around 10 degrees, so we decided to do touristy things and eat, drink and shop. We’d spend Saturday outside doing more winter-y adventures.
First we started out at the Shelburne Museum and saw an American Artists exhibit – at first it seemed a little boring to be looking at paintings of who knows what? and then the docent came by and basically toured us around the rest of the art – it was really great. I learned so much!
Drinking is a lot easier to do in Vermont than it is in Utah. Here we are having a pizza and beer from a pizza place that’s connected to Fiddlehead Brewery. You can get the growler filled at the brewery and walk over to get a pizza to have with it.
Our day of touristy shopping continued with a tour along Church Street – kind of like Park City’s Main Street or Pearl Street in Boulder.
Saturday night we went to a University New Hampshire vs. University of Vermont hockey game. These two teams are rivals – kind of like U of M and Wisconsin… Tim went to UNH, so we we’re sorta cheering for them, but it felt strange b/c we we’re sitting with a lot of UVM fans.. 🙂 A really fun game, either way.
Saturday we went cross-country skiing at the Von Trapp lodge – they have a ton of cross-country ski trails – it was really nice to get out in the woods and get some exercise!
Tim wasn’t so great at the xc skiing – here’s a photo of him just after he fell.
We skied about 3 miles to “the cabin” which we weren’t sure what to expect – it turned out to be a little old home with a couple people inside making soup and sandwiches. We had high hopes of beer and cocktails after skiing some pretty hard uphill terrain to get there! I ordered a lemon bar and some cider and it was perfect.
A little extra grateful to be doing this with Chris this year after the rough winter he had last year with his back!
On the way home from skiing, we stopped at the Cabot creamery and had our fair share of samples of cheese and brought some home to make mac and cheese with. Yum!
We also stopped at the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters and got some ice cream. I especially liked the huge Mother Earth outside their building!
Serious ice cream truck.