About a month ago I decided that Jim and I needed to get away and scope out what Vermont has to offer. I went through Vermont as a teenager on the way from Boston to Montreal, and have fond memories of the drive. Plus, my friend Gary Dulabaum hails from Vermont, and he’s pretty cool, even if he decided to move to a warmer climate. 🙂
Before leaving, I pulled up some fantastic tourism guides – Vermont is a state that really knows how to market itself! I also read several bloggers and discovered some things that we would just have to watch for.
We flew into Manchester, NH and drove to White River Junction, just on the state line, across from Dartmouth. White River Junction seemed about 2 hours to everywhere in the state from what I could tell, and it turns out, that it pretty much is. We stayed at the Fairfield and the night manager was great in helping us with restaurant options.
We ended up at Tip Top Cafe, which happens to be in a building housing (mostly) creative professionals. The food was incredible, and after, Jim and I wandered the halls looking at the art and offerings before heading back to the hotel.
We set our alarms and called it a night. Up next: Woodstock, Brattleboro and Bennington!