Happy Sunday! As you read this, I might be touring the Ben & Jerry’s Factory with Andy and my sister, Becky. Or maybe we’re strolling the Lake Champlain waterfront in Burlington. Since we’re taking an impromptu trip to Vermont, I thought I’d share the weekend I spent with both of my sisters here back in September. Because why not feature gorgeous fall foliage in New England right as everyone is outdoors enjoying Memorial Day barbecues?
My sister, Sue, and I drove up to Vermont from Albany on a Saturday morning and met Becky at King Arthur Flour.
We hadn’t seen Becky in a few months, so it was fun and hectic to meet there, catching up and taking in the bakers’ mecca at the same time. Lunch in the cafe was delicious, of course:
From there, we headed northwest to Montpelier. Oh, what a cute and tiny city!
After much deliberation, the three of us decided to eat at The Skinny Pancake— such a great choice! I’d go back here again in a hearbeat– nearly everything is locally sourced and they have a mouth-watering array of both sweet and savory crepes on the menu. We ordered French fries and split three different savory crepes for dinner, then came back an hour later for dessert!
Montpelier is the capital of Vermont, but it’s really a completely walkable large town. I was happy to find some street art worth noting:
The next day, we hung out in nearby Stowe: exploring town, walking the Stowe Recreation Path, checking out the farmer’s market and eating a fantastic lunch at the Green Mountain Inn. It was sort of gray and foggy when we got there, but eventually the sun came out a bit and I managed to get a few pretty foliage shots 🙂
It was a quick one-night trip (yay for AirBnB!), but so, so nice. The three of us hadn’t spent this much time together since we were kids!
Have you ever been to either Montpelier or Stowe? It’s so funny how Vermont is only a couple hours away, but it really does have a beauty and personality all its own. And I love that since Becky moved up there last summer, I have more motivation to get to know more of the Green Mountain State!
If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes. –Mark Twain