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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vermont, Part 2

I’m sure you’ve all been dying for more pictures of our Vermont vacation, right? You’re definitely in luck. Behind as always, but here are some more highlights of our great vacation last month.

Outside one of the huge antique malls near my parents’ place, Brad posed with a new friend.

People always ask if our dogs get along. Here they are being cozy in front of their first fire. The boys are even sharing a bed.

Luke and Cal really enjoyed watching some of the Westminster Dog Show.

For those of you who haven’t been to Vermont, it’s just like a postcard. Few chain stores. No billboards along the highway. And this is Montpellier, the capitol. Seriously.

We did a lot of cheese, syrup, coffee and ice cream tastings. The little family dairies are the best, but Cabot, which you can find in stores all over, is also great. And you can’t go wrong going to Ben and Jerry’s and Green Mountain Coffee. All in one day!

The dogs loved the sightseeing too, mostly because they get to ride along. Here we’re ready for another day.

All Brad wanted all week was a squeegee for the truck’s back window. Of course we found one at Dan and Whits General Store. (You have to go to a general store for most purchases in Vermont. There’s not even a Target in all of Vermont!) We knew Dan and Whits would have it. Their motto is, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”

One of the highlights of any vacation to the Woodstock area is going to the Barnard Inn for dinner. Their onion rings are amazing. Believe it or not, Brad and I ate too much that evening.

Though it didn’t snow a ton while we were there, there was plenty left from the month before. The dogs had fun trying to climb the mountain in front of the house. There was no way to get in and out of the front door and even the windows were partly covered!

Another place where we love to go and look around is the famous Vermont Country Store. They have EVERYTHING. The candy selection alone is mind-boggling. And just to prove that they really do sell everything, I took a picture of one particular product.

I'll soon post a little bit about our trip home. It was priceless, and on Valentine's Day no less.

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