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North America » United States » Vermont » Waterbury May 27th 2015

As we were camping, we went to Ben & Jerry's, which was about an hour away from us. Been there before. We did not take the tour. I know how ice cream is made and had no desire to pay to see it made. Our first stop was the cemetery. The cemetery was revamped. I told my nephew that we were going to their cemetery and he thought it was a cemetery for dead workers. I told him, it was a cemetery of dead flavors. Some of the flavors sound DISGUSTING. Some sounded real good. Some didn't live that long. The last time we were there, Dean ordered coffee-coffee, buzz-buzz. We then walked to the graveyard and saw its headstone. Dean felt like he was ripped-off, because he got a dead flavor. It's no longer a ... read more
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Ben & Jerry's graveyard
Ben & Jerry's graveyard

North America » United States » Vermont » Manchester May 25th 2015

Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child or Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to make it to adulthood, built Hildene in Manchester, Vermont, as a summer home. He made his fortune with the Pullman Company, a maker of train cars, and at one time the largest manufacturing operation in the United States. A luxury private car has been beautifully restored and is open for tours along with the elegant home, a Nubian goat farm, formal gardens and miles and miles of walking (and xc skiing trails). This was a spur of the moment visit and we were tight for time (the tours end at 4:30pm). So we hurried through the Visitors Center, skipped the film and didn’t shop at the boutique as our “tram” arrived to take us to our first stop. The Pullman car is luxurious ... read more
Formal Garden From 2nd Floor
Pullman "Sunbeam" Interior
All Set!

North America » United States » Vermont » Quechee May 20th 2015

Yesterday morning we left Camden and headed to Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. It was a dreary day as we left and it rained pretty much all the way until we got there, when the clouds cleared leaving a cloudless and warm late afternoon. The lake is beautiful, surrounded by tree covered mountains and Wolfeboro is a great little town right on the edge. We had dinner out at a bar/restaurant and sat on the outside terrace almost touching the water with a clear view. Definitely the most picturesque place we have eaten so far. The campsite we stayed at was pretty grim, definitely the worst so far. It was generally grotty, so heavily wooded that it was dark even in bright sunshine and the mozzies had to be seen to be believed. Strangely though it ... read more
Quechee Gorge
Dartmouth College Hanover

North America » United States » Vermont » Stratton Mountain January 17th 2015

My brother called me up and asked if we wanted to go to see an ice castle at Stratton Mountain. So, Dean & I went with them. I didn't know what to expect. It opened up that very same day, so some of the ice was not lit up ~ they were having technical difficulties. There was music playing throughout the display. Otherwise, it was pretty neat and cold and windy. My photos aren't the best, but I refused to take off my gloves. There was a fire pit. It was made out of ice blocks and had 4 long wooden benches around it. We were trying to convince the guys to throw a bench on, but the wouldn't. As we were leaving, about 4 kids were in there and they suggested a game of hide-and-seek. ... read more
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Ice Castle ~ Red Arch
Ice Castle ~ Tunnel

North America » United States » Vermont » Brattleboro March 9th 2014

Remember the sunny summer days of 2013? Here's a throwback to our tennis brunch at Rudyard Kipling's tennis court in August to keep everyone going through what feels like the eternal winter. It was a bright day filled with delicious food, great friends and family and winning….smiles. It's hard to say exactly who won, but Shannon and Arial were definitely the best players. We look forward to a rematch this summer!... read more
Arial, Shannon & Gretchen
Lucia & Henry
Matt & Joy

North America » United States » Vermont January 21st 2014

(One Slip on ice One sledging accident) I came back into NYC, from my little trip to a cabin in the woods. The cabin as you saw from my previous post was beautiful; the guy who planned the trip did really well. I had an awesome time simply taking photographs and wandering around. Being a proud city person, I can honestly say it was nice to be cut off from everything for a couple of days. The freezing cold shower when the pipes froze not such a fun time, take the good with the bad. Vermont is known for its skiing at this time of year, and on long bank holiday weekends families and friends tend to go on out of state excursions. As most of us had not skied before we decided to find other ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Waterbury January 19th 2014

Greetings from Vermont, I am currently sitting in a beautiful cabin in the woods of Waterbury, Vermont. It has been snowing and generally a scene from a winter wonderland. We arrived on Saturday afternoon after a six hour drive in the new ford galaxy, this car gets a shout out because it's really good and I totally want one now. Anyway, enough about that. The cabin is stunning and totally exceeded my expectations.... read more
Chilling on the balcony
Mamas cooking

North America » United States » Vermont » Waterbury October 25th 2013

Yes - good old John Denver - Suz is a great DJ - she has playlists with Abba and Queen and Babs and John Denver, Roy Orbisob and Glen Campbell, Ella Fitzgerald ( all my favourites) ... and we while away the hours singing along as we drive the country roads... knowing eventually they will take us "home" wherever that happens to be at the time. Those very picturesque country tourist maps with pics of mountains and rivers and shops and cafes etc are very cute to look at but sometimes can lead you astray but what the heck in the end we are discovering the highways and byways of New Hampshire White Mountains as we bool along and I think we have by now driven every roads there is in this region. But yesterday we ... read more
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North America » United States » Vermont » Waterbury October 16th 2013

Left Quebec City before 7am this morning - with a destination of Vermont USA being where we were heading for a day trip. Vermont was a destination we wanted to visit for 2 reasons. The first was to see the fall foliage - Vermont is number 1 in the USA to see fall at its best. The second reason was to visit the famous "Ben & Jerry's" factory in Waterbury Vermont. The drive from Quebec City to the USA border was uneventful - a good easy drive but not much in the way of scenery. Crossing over the border was no drama just a 15 minute wait as only one custom officer working at the station. After crossing the Vermont border the colours along the highway were amazing so we thought we were going to be ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Stowe October 10th 2013

Summer is coming to an end and the leaves in New England are all turning to different shades of yellows, golds and reds. It's a beautiful time of the year, one that Sally and I both miss very much. The fall colors have already peaked in parts of Northern New England and are progressing slowly southward. Sally and I are getting ready to leave Connecticut and head back to Phoenix next Tuesday and we wanted to take a trip north to see the fall colors in Vermont. It's also the only state in New England that we haven't traveled to yet so we decided to head off for a two day trip to the Waterbury/Stowe area of north central Vermont. We left the campground Monday morning and headed up interstate 91 thru western Massachusetts into Vermont. ... read more
Kringle Candle Company
Kringle Country Store

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