The next couple days we wandered through Vermont seeing all sorts of fun things and learning more about this beautiful state. Some quick trivia: Montpelier is Vermont's capital! Montpelier is the maple syrup production leader for the whole state. Montpelier is the ONLY state capital that does not have a McDonald's, and they're pretty proud of it! We had a chance to visit lots of different places in and around the Green Mountains. Some memorable ones were the bed and breakfast that we stayed at outside Stowe (great host with a horse farm). We set up our tent in the host's back yard to dry out - not sleep - more rain and cold were in the forecast that night. The Hunger Mountain COOP in Montpelier is worth a stop as they offer such a great selection of locally produced foods. The King Arthur Flour's Vermont campus is definitely worth a stop as it has their store, bakery and school all together. No trip to Vermont would be complete without a stop at the iconic Ben & Jerry's for a tour and a sample of their great ice cream (trivia - whats there number one selling flavor? No - not the former Cherry Garcia but the new champ - Half Baked!). They even have a flavor graveyard! We also had to stop at the Cabot Creamery for a tour and samples in where else but Cabot, VT - great cheddars!
We drove through New Hampshire and the White Mountain National Forest - quite beautiful. I'll admit we were hustling to get to Acadia because the weather forecast was predicting a sunny day followed several days of by rain so we limited our stops to scenic vistas, cheap outlet stores (L.L.Beans) and to sample some award winning chicken wings at Delaney's Hole in the Wall (how could we not stop with a name like that).
|So many covered bridges - beautiful!
|Butler's Pantry breakfast in Stowe, VT - best pancakes!!
|Our B&B - a working horse farm
|The cows have it so tough!
|For bakers - Mecca!
|Try not to act to excited.
|King for a moment!
|We saw those cows earlier!
|What a history of great ice cream!
|The White Mountains were gorgeous!
|Still playing on train tracks!
|A bourbon wall at Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT