Home Hill Inn
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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 ...
... senior planner for the NYC Council) which were done before computers and which are so elegant they are an artwork in their own right!
Some rooms of the MIT feature art done by John's mother who studied in Paris and whose work has a definite style to it, GG and I both liked it.
We later enjoyed our hard earned meal and were too full for dessert! We saw some lovely country today, met some beautiful friendly people and thoroughly enjoyed it all.
Over the last two days we have been generously looked after by our wonderful American friends, John and Penelope. They live on 50+ acres in Shrewsbury, Vermont, a lovely rural community about five hours from New York City.
We boarded the train in NYC on Tuesday afternoon and arrived in Rutland (about 15 km from Shrewsbury) at 8:30 pm with John and Penelope waiting to pick us up. While here we have been staying at Smith Maple Crest Farm B&B, a quaint ...
... sights. A Rockerfeller Nat'l Historical Park ( his mansion and grounds), the Billings farm, a dairy farm dating from the 1880s and the Sugarbush Farm where they make maple syrup and age co-op cheese, up to 8 years. We bagged Rocky and the cows after due deliberation and headed for the sweet stuff. Quite a drive it was too. This countryside just shivers me ...
... 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