Killington Grand Resort Hotel
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... which seems a lot bigger. Penelope pointed out some local landmarks whilst we toured around picking up bits and pieces for the nights culinary experience and some other stuff. One store we visited (Penelope was determined to try and find me a hat to replace the one I lost in Glasgow) was a local sporting goods store. Something we wouldn't see in Australia was rack after rack of camouflage gear, from waders to jackets hats and even ...
... all possible.
The charming Lavinia runs the store now and it sells an eclectic range of merchandise. I found a great T shirt with Vermont imagery on it and Lavinia gave me a key chain to add to my collection. We had a good chat about Australia, sour dough bread and tea of all things. In keeping with the friendly nature around the place big hugs all round as we left!
Back at the MIT we were put to work picking Kale and Collards (greens) ...
... got to meet Lacey, the cat (or rather, "Mr Lacey"). Mr Lacey was taken in by J & P about three years ago when he wandered out of the forest. He is a little skittish with strangers but with time he seemed to thaw out and allow us to scratch his back and, sort of, make friends.
Some half a dozen or so horses graze on the property and there are many wild apple trees and a pear tree growing near the house. Apples from these trees are to be picked to make ...
... 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 ...
... pass because it was labelled a "scenic route". Too bad there was not a warning sign for "rough road ahead". Awful road that was wet and closed in with trees. Once we got out of there we headed to route 91 to move faster to the hotel destination. So, we had gone for miles without seeing anything until we turned off to Hanover. Pretty little town, full of people and shops. Looks like a college ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services