August

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Yoga is not easy for me.  Absolutely none of it.  I got the 21 day yoga retreat DVDs  and went as far as 3 days and just had enough of it.  I mean it’s brutal.  It’s supposed to be good for you but I do not like it.  I got the yoga blocks and the pillow and mat.  The blocks and pillow make it so that you can be a beginner at it.  Even so, it’s just not my cup of tea.  You have to hold those stupid poses and balance and core stuff until you want to just throw the DVD out the window.   The above is a view from the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe from one of their rental cottages.  That is a beautiful area.

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They have an Austrian kaufeehouse that used to be called a Tea house.  We had so much fun having tea out there on that deck one time with their scrumptious pastries.

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The Trapp family lodge has cross country skiing trails and they let you hike on the trails in the summer.  The above is little stone chapel in the woods on one of their trails.  It is so awesome and there is a box with slips of paper where you can make a wish and put it in the box.  My wish never came true.  Sigh.

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The rooms at the Trapp Family Lodge are just beautiful.  The white comforter impressed me as we got a tour of the rooms and I copied the idea for my bed at home.

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I would much rather ride a bike on the bike trail or go for a long walk and enjoy the scenery then to make a pretzel out of my body with yoga.  I don’t particularly like hiking on mountain trails either.  The only fun part of that is the views when you get to the top.  The above is Stowe and it is a 5 mile trail, mostly flat.  So you go up and back it’s 10 miles.  we’ve rode bikes on it, rollar bladed and walked it.  It’s mostly flat but a bunch of horrible bridges that are like an arch over the river.  Dislike the bridges.

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I got some radishes from the farmstand today and also some Alouette cheese spread that has garlic and herbs and it had chopped chives on top.  I also got some Artisan Sourdough wheat bread that I toasted and what flavor for an open face sandwich.  Love it.

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Around here, people like grinders.  One of the best is a grinder from Gil’s in Rutland.  They have a Hot Italian Grinder that has peppered ham, Capicola, salami, provolone cheese, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, pickles, onions hot peppers and seasoned oil on the inside of each side of the home made roll.  Yum!

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I love coffee and would love to have like a Barista coffee center.  I love the above ideas on what to use to decorate a coffee center.  That cabinet is from Target and costs less then a bakers rack.  I love the chalkboard and that is on Amazon.  I collect coffee mugs and that mug rack is kind of neat.

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The above is my inspiration for a coffee bar.

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I love a grill for outside and the above set up is just awesome.  What a neat idea!

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I love waterfalls and there are some neat ones in Vermont and also some nice swimming holes as they call them.

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A really nice place in Vermont is Manchester.  All kinds of little restaurants and awesome shopping areas.  They have a bakery called Mother Mericks and it has the best donuts ever.

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I would love a cup of tea with a slice of the above cake.  It looks like there is a garden view with fresh flowers on the table from that garden.  I think that photo is from an Austrian tea house in Johnson, Vermont.  I saw some flowers like that today outside a farm on a little table near the road that were for sale.  I almost bought them because I just love garden flowers and they just make a table look nice.  I have bought them there before and just loved them.  They lasted a long time.

 

Well, it’s late and I guess that I have to call it a day.  So over and out from Vermont.

 

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