F Weekend in Vermont - Just~One~Donna

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Weekend in Vermont

Winter got you down?  We've been having a winter to complain about in the Northeast.  Seems like every time we turn around there is another snowstorm heading our way.  So, what does one do when you've had winter up to your eyeballs?  Well, you head north, of course, for more winter!  Last weekend we headed north to Vermont.

Ludlow Vermont, home of Okemo Ski Resort, had plenty of snow.


And it snowed even more snow while we were there.  The views were beautiful...



The skiing was great.   I can't personally vouch for the skiing, but I was told the skiing was great.  With 2 feet of snow in February, 119 trails and 19 lifts open, how could it not be great skiing!



But I can vouch for the snow.  It was all around...



When we weren't eating, or skiing, or drinking, or eating, we were shopping. We checked out some fine shops in the quaint town of Woodstock, Vermont.  On the way home we had to stop at the Vermont Country Store.  Have you heard of it?  Do you get their catalog?


The Vermont Country Store calls itself the "purveyors of the practical and hard-to-find".   It is a fun store for browsing and sampling.  They encourage you to sample a wide array of chips, dips, crackers and cheeses.  As for the hard-to find, the store is full of many unique items.  Some of the things we decided to bring home with us were..


A Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
A pre-seasoned cast iron skillet that I have been wanting, but never got around to purchasing.


Fels-Naptha Soap
I bought some Fels-Naptha soap because I have been told it is great protection from poison ivy.

Freshly Hand cut Crowley Cheese
And I had to buy a little cheese.  There were many kinds, but I chose the Crowley cheese because it is smooth, creamy and just plain delicious.

Fun was had by all...

It was great to go, but it's good to be back home...

By the shore.

Donna

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