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Travel Blogs from Ludlow
... time, chatting, picking apples, taking more photos and just generally enjoying each others company.
John prepared a dish called Jambalaya for tea, it's a bit like Paella but is built around some key defining ingredients, sweet peppers (capsicum), mushrooms, celery, onions, prawns, various meats (not beef though) and stock. John whacked in some jalapenos and we were left with a warm feeling in the taste buds and full tummies! ...
... to accompany John's specially marinated spare ribs and yummy potato salad. GG tried the raw marinade and after the steam stopped coming out of his ears and the colour returned to his face he gave it the seal of approval! John insisted that it settles down with cooking! (It did and was bloody beautiful!)
John fired up his "command centre" so GG could download several gigabytes of photos from his camera as a backup as the spare ribs barbecued away ...
... washed down with a Vermont apple cider.
Day two in Shrewsbury was a little more laid back. Into Rutland we headed for supplies returning home by a different route to see more of the countryside. Yummy corn on the cob was for lunch followed by a restful afternoon around the farm, including the picking of apples for the up-coming cider brewing.
We finished the day with another marvellous feast prepared by John. A good time was had by all.
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 ...
... Too bad, because we spent an hour looking for a room without luck. Who would have thought we would not be able to find a room on a Tuesday night in September. After making about 6 phone calls we found a place 30 minutes away. Getting a bit dark, so we programmed in the hotel destination in the GPS. Another rule about long road trips. The GPS often takes you on roads that are not always the quickest or best ...
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- Free parking