“How do I exchange my dollars for Vermont Money?”–Joey Tribbiani
Way back last year sometime, Eric decided he needed to take a class for work. A 3-day workshop kind of class, offered by a private vendor at a variety of locations around the country. When he told me that Vermont was on the list–in OCTOBER!–I knew all 3 of us would be going. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to the Northeast in the fall. I wanted to experience the whole deal: leaf-peeping, cider donuts, and maple syrup tapping. Ok, I was bummed to learn that the syrup thing doesn’t happen in the fall…but I still wanted Tyler and I to tag along on this trip. So, we went for four days of family vacation before Eric stayed to take his class.
In true Hollewood vacation style, we didn’t waste a minute. From the moment we landed in Burlington, we were on the go. Tyler was a superb traveler and slept all night long in our airbnb–the house had a nursery with a crib, a diaper genie, bath toys, and even a stroller for us to use. Amazing.
Many thanks to our friends who gave us recommendations and suggestions of all the things to see, do, eat, and drink in and around Burlington. We ate at Penny Cluse, American Flatbread, and Vergennes Laundry. We drank at Magic Hat, Fiddlehead, Switchback, Queen City, Zero Gravity, Crop, and Prohibition Pig. We saw Stowe, Ben & Jerry’s, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Orchards, and rode the ferry to Essex, NY. We ate maple ice cream and bought Tyler a little dinosaur we call his Vermontasaurus.
It was so fun to have Tyler there and see him experience things for the first time. Thinking back now, although it was only 4 months ago, I can hardly believe how much he has changed since then. He was barely starting to walk–wobbly and holding our hands. At 14 months old, he was swimming in size 12 months clothes. And he was still nursing. I miss that baby!