Vermont Musings

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I think that the Connecticut River that divides Vermont and New Hampshire is just beautiful any time of the year.  I like to take an old route when I go shopping, but the interstate has views of the river in places that are from a distance but beautiful also.

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I also like old country roads.  So pretty any time of year.  It’s really fun to go for a long walk on a country road.  You can hear all kinds of birds singing and then little chipmunks and squirrels rustling in the leaves.

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Weston, Vermont is really pretty.  There is a Weston Playhouse there that has plays that are really fun to go to.  My cousin and I had a lot of fun one time going to one of the plays and we went to the Weston Vermont Country store shopping in Weston and we also had lunch at a delightful Vermont Country Store restaurant.

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I love the old fashioned candy that they have at the country store.  My grandkids used to love me to bring them all kinds of old fashioned candy.

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I bought one of the Vermont Country Store weaved table cloths and I just love it.  It really looks nice on my kitchen table.

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I love the Vermont Country store maple leaf cookies.  And then the Vermont Common crackers that are in a canister are so good.

 

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Another fun place to visit in Vermont is Putney.  It’s just above Brattleboro and we used to like to go to Basketville there.  They used to have a really fun wine tasting there from a bubbly wine that is made from apples.  You would not believe how good it is.  I think they still have that wine.  Plus the picnic baskets and all kinds of baskets are fun to browse.

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A really fun place to go for an elegant dining experience for a special occasion is The Castle Hill Restaurant that is Cavendish which is just below Ludlow.   It looks like a castle on the outside and the inside is just elegant.  When I worked at Okemo, we had a tour of all the local Inns and at the Castle they gave us wine, cheese and crackers to start the tour.

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Everything at the Castle Inn is just elegant.

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The dessert tray is just plain fancy at the Castle.

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Fancy Shrimp cocktails are a must have when you are out for a special occasion.

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The Castle is just a dream place to have a very romantic and fun dinner.

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Another beautiful place in Vermont is Newfane.   The Four Columns Inn there is just classic Vermont.

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I love the decor and the classic design.

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Another fun place to visit in Vermont is Stowe.  Mount Mansfield is the hightest elevation mountain in Vermont.

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The Rabbit Hill Inn in Waterford is just plain romantic.  I love Country Inns as they usually are classic and never go out of style.

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I love how Country Inns have all kinds of fancy buffets.

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I also love their choices for breakfasts.

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As well as fancy dinners.   I love how Chefs make a dinner plate just elegant.  And they usually have restaurants at the Inns where you can dine at even if you don’t stay there.

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The jacuzzi tubs with candles is just a nice touch in Country Inns.

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The Rabbit Hill Inn is the same style as the Four Columns Inn in Newfane.  I love that style.

Vermont has four seasons and there is something beautiful in each season.

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The winters are a little long, but if you can get away where it’s warmer for a few weeks in the winter, Vermont is just plain beautiful to me.

 

 

 

 

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