As much as we love hanging out with family and friends when we go home, we definitely wanted to get away a little bit and enjoy each other’s company by ourselves.
We decided on a road trip up to Stowe, Vermont. And it was PERFECT!
On the way, I
asked begged to stop at Clark’s Trading Post!
I used to go there when I was little and it was so fun to relive the memories a little bit. We didn’t stop to see any bears, but I was giddy with excitement just being there. I’m nostalgic, what can I say?
We must be in New England! I can’t tell if the “G” just didn’t fit or if that’s really how they wan’ted to spell it. HAHA. It sounds like it’s spelled, parkin’!
Welcome to VERMONT!
It’s funny, I lived in New England my whole life and had never really spent any quality time in Vermont. It was so beautiful!
Vermont is so predictable. My map said there were be clear signs on the road.. and look! Identical!
Around lunch time, we stopped in Cabot, Vermont. It was so cute. It looked like a town from the turn of the century!
It’s the home of the Cabot Creamery!
We didn’t do the Cabot tour, but we asked them there where we could find a restaurant for lunch.
Here’s how the conversation went:
Me: Where is the closest place we can grab some lunch?
Creamery Worker: You mean like a restaurant?
Creamery Worker: Well, this is a small town. We don’t really have any restaurants.
Me (and Irving): Uh…
Creamery Worker: Well, if you go to the Hardware Store across the street, they’ll make you a sandwich.
I’m not kidding! So we walked to Cabot Hardware to investigate!
We didn’t think anyone would believe us when we said we ate in a hardware store, so I took a picture!
But let me tell you… don’t be fooled. This was the BEST GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH I have EVER had!
It was made with Cabot Cheese and it was GOOOOOOD!
This place is HIGHLY recommended. If you’re up there, you MUST go to the hardware store for lunch. No joke!
Our car parked in front of the Cabot Library. It’s so cute!
Then we kept driving towards Stowe. One of the places we stopped at along the way was the Bragg Farm Sugar House. I wish I got a picture from the outside, but it was a small family run business that makes maple syrup… the old fashioned way. They showed us a 10 minute video on how to make syrup and then let us taste all the different kinds!
They “grade” the syrup based on the color of it. The darker ones are made for baking and the lighter ones are made for coffee and pancakes. It was so fun. I felt like I was on a school field trip. It’s fun to learn stuff like this, no?
And the road trip continued with a hunt for covered bridges!
We seriously giggled when we saw this. It was so cute!
And we kept on drivin’!
Bye Montpelier! (We wanted to get to Stowe!)
Stay tuned in a day or two for the rest of our fabulous trip!