Tuesday, October 9, 2012

In Which I Proclaim My Undying Love for Vermont

Fact: I LOVE New England. In particular, I LOVE VERMONT.

My husband and I spent 10 wonderful years in Boston and in that time I came to love everything about New England. Even though I was born and raised in Philadelphia and have since moved to North Carolina, New England still feels like home in my heart.

So when my brother called and invited us to spend the weekend at his vacation house in Stowe, VT I was all in.  I picked the kids up from school and Brent up from work on Friday afternoon, and we flew up to Boston and made the drive up to VT.

We woke up to pouring rain on Saturday but I really didn't care. We spent the day running a few quick errands with my brother, going out to lunch and finally sitting by the fireplace all afternoon while my 2 kids played with my niece and nephew.

On Sunday I was able to get out for a nice 10 mile run along a bike path right in the middle of Stowe. Where I am normally trying to ward off the boredom that comes with running long distances solo, I got to spend my time admiring peak foliage and the new scenery.

The 5 mile long path followed a small river. In my out-and-back trek I crossed the river 18 times.

I wasn't quite prepared for running in the low 40's but managed to piece together some items of clothing to keep warm. (Note: Capris paired with compression socks is a sexy look.)

The whole family met me at the end of the path so we could hang out by the river and walk around the village.

Taking turns drinking from my Camelback. It amazes me
the simple things that entertain these children.

We spent Monday in Boston where I was able to spend most of the day visiting with my dearest friend and her boys. It was so hard to pack my stuff up and head back to NC. But we are here now recovering from an amazing weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It's so pretty there! I can understand why you LOVE Vermont. I think I do too, and I've never been there.