Hey there Wednesday!
Who wants to see pics from our trip to Vermont?
I hope you do because that’s what’s on the docket today!
We had decided not to travel for my birthday this year (our original trip needing to be postponed until next year), but at kind of the last minute (or last minute by Andrew and Shay standards…like the end of September), we decided to get away a few days and see beautiful Vermont! It was only a few days, but I got to turn 40 in “fall girl” heaven!
I mean…Vermont in the fall and Texas in the fall are basically the same thing.
Minus the cooler weather.
And most gorgeous foliage ever. 😉
It was a great trip! Here are some pics and info in case you want to go too!
We left on Sunday morning, October 24th and flew into Boston just in time for lunch! We rented a car and drove over to…
…Yankee Lobster! We ate here over the summer and wanted to go back. It really is quite the gem! The food is amazing, and you’re in and out quickly. Just look…
…yes, yes, yes!! Lobster and chowder on the patio? Yes, please!
After lunch, we got in the car and drove about 2 hours and 15 minutes from Boston to Woodstock, Vermont. It was without a doubt the MOST BEAUTIFUL DRIVE OF MY LIFE! The leaves were fabulous across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Stunning. It was just stunning!
Finally, we arrived at our hotel…
…we stayed at the Woodstock Inn and Resort, and it was perfection. Honestly, I don’t think I can remember a hotel that I loved more. The grounds were gorgeous, the hotel itself was fantastic, it was right in town so an easy walk to everything, they had two great restaurants…fabulous. It was fabulous.
Just walking in the door gave me happy vibes!
We dropped our bags in our room and headed out to explore before our dinner reservations (at one of the hotel’s restaurants).
This jacket is one of my very favorite fall purchases!! It’s so warm, has nice deep pockets, is lined beautifully in a fun pink and just fit great! It comes in a lot of colors, but this nutmeg spoke to me. It runs TTS (I bought xs). You know I love my Sorels too 🙂 .
Our hotel was right in town, so it was easy to get out and check out the fun.
There was a lively bar on one corner showing Sunday night football, so we popped in for a drink and to watch.
Later that night, we got dressed and headed out to dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants (they had two really great ones!).
My sweater dress is HERE.
The next morning, we woke up…
…and it was my 40th birthday!!! I started my day with a run and then we headed to Mon Vert Cafe in town for breakfast (a spicy breakfast burrito for me!).
It was a great bakery and cafe!
After breakfast, we headed back to the resort to get ready for the day…
And of course, my coat 🙂 .
We headed out on foot and explored beautiful Woodstock the rest of the morning…
Living my best birthday 🙂 .
After a morning of shopping and exploring, we got in the car and drove to some neighboring towns.
40 isn’t too bad! 😉
We sampled (and bought!) some spirits from this distillery…
…checked out the AMAZING scenery…
…no filter. Isn’t that gorgeous?!
Fall happiness at every turn!
We had heard that the place to visit was Simon Pearce where they have so many unique and gorgeous blown glass pieces. It was incredible!! Their showroom is a must…
…it felt like Sweet Home Alabama! We bought several things including a Christmas tree, pumpkin, some scotch glasses and had them shipped to our house. Our favorite part was going downstairs though and actually watching them…
…create the pieces by blowing the glass. SO COOL!!
I really think Andrew and I could have stayed all afternoon just watching. We were mesmerized!!
Another cool thing at Simon Pearce is the location. Right out the back door on their back deck is this view…
This was just right out the back door!
After a very full day of exploring and site seeing (we visited several towns around Woodstock), we headed back that evening to the hotel…
…even the back of our resort was pretty!
We decided to have a snack and drink at the bar…
…before our dinner (where I forgot to take a single pic!). We had such a fun night and stayed in the hotel to enjoy my birthday dinner at their other restaurant. Tip: it felt like allllllll the restaurants were closed in Vermont on Mondays. We knew that before we went, but my birthday fell on a Monday, so we rolled the dice and went anyway. We had a different restaurant lined up for dinner about 20 minutes away, but after having such a great time at the first hotel restaurant, we changed our reservations and went to the other restaurant the next night. We would have LOVED to enjoy the restaurants in town, but they were closed. The stores were all open on Monday, but the dining spots were very limited.
The next morning, our time in Vermont was over, so after a lovely breakfast, we got in the car and headed back to Boston…
Goodbye Woodstock, we will be back!!!
Coffee and donuts for the ride to Boston.
We arrived in Boston with a day just to enjoy. We *had* tickets to Game One of the World Series that night but you know…the Red Sox lost/choked/ended their season early, so instead, we had the day to just relax.
We did a lot of strolling and ate delicious oysters.
It was a great day with my favorite man.
We wrapped up our trip with dinner that night at Sorellina and then headed home the next morning.
It was the ultimate fall girl turns forty trip 🙂 .
Now, unfortunately, trips like this are not planned here at Mix and Match Travel Agency…but don’t worry, the next trip Andrew and I have booked is one we could send you on too! Stay tuned for more travel fun in the future!!
Forty is off to a great start! I’m excited to see what’s in store for the year/decade ahead.
Okay friends, have a great day! See you tomorrow! xx