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Today was a catch your breath and take stock day. We were met at our lodgings by Penelope who gave us each a copy of her book of short stories. We chatted for a while and then adjourned to their place for one of John's culinary treats, crepes with coconut milk and other secret ingredients (not to mention one of Vermont's claims to fame, fine maple syrup!) with slabs of smoked bacon, washed down by cappuccinos. It's a hard life having a ...
... really friendly and approachable as well as being quick with a laugh. This we soon found was the norm in these parts! Penelope drove us to a local covered bridge, these are a feature of the area and are designed to remain open in times of heavy snow. The trees here, which are a national attraction as they turn with beautiful "fall" colours, have only just started to change colour but created a quite lovely scene at the site of the bridge as well as in ...
... farmhouse built in 1809 and run by our delightful hostess, Donna.
Our first full day here began with a wonderful breakfast, provided by Donna, of fruit, fruit juice, bacon and as many pancakes and maple syrup as we could eat.
With full bellies we headed out with John and Penelope for a guided tour of the area starting with the farm. The farmhouse has the biggest fireplace I have ever seen looking like it is built out of some sort of boiler.
So, after our morning walk to Emerald Lake we headed north and east to Woodstock. Brenda was keen (not VT) to get some real, farm made maple syrup and cheese. We passed about a hundred signs along the way offering each, also fine woodworking and inns of all sorts. We passed Killington, a big ski area. Very cool. This route, Hwy. 4 will be jam packed with ...
... 160;We ended up on a very scenic route 120 that went on forever. Creepy pumpkin head people by the side of the roads. Then I thought I was cracking up when I would hear loud crickets as we rode by some corn fields. At one point I thought one was in my helmet. The GPS ended up taking us down a dirt road, we we had to turn around at one point. Finally in the dark we came to the town of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking