We got back from our weekend in Vermont yesterday and to be quite honest with you, I contemplated calling in sick today just so that the weekend wouldn’t have to end. I thought of ignoring my alarm this morning and closing my eyes to keep the bliss and happiness that was this weekend as long as possible.
But, reality had to creep in like the cool weather and alas, the goody two shoes in me wouldn’t let such a thing happen. Off to work I went, the whole time replaying this weekend in my head on a loop with a goofy grin on my face.
Now I won’t lie and say that the weekend in Vermont was perfect, because it wasn’t. It rained all day Friday and the hills on the drive were so steep that Chris and I both worried we wouldn’t make it there in his Jeep. The drive took hours longer than it should have. On the other hand, it was completely relaxing and peaceful and quiet. It was the first trip in ages that we did completely on our own, with no schedule or agenda. It was just us doing whatever we wanted, together. I loved every minute of it.
We stayed near Montgomery, VT in the cutest pet friendly cottage called Sheady Acres. I was not sure what to expect, but it was absolutely adorable. The location was great, right near Jay Peak and nearby hiking options. It was perfect for us.
On top of having the best time I could imagine with my husband, the fall foliage and the scenery was unbelievable. Apparently we had a late summer so we were lucky and right on time for peak leaf peeping this year. We drove through Hazen’s Notch in VT and the White Mountains in NH and it was breathtaking. It was like driving through a painting. I have never seen anything like it.
Even though I have lived up north for a number of years now, I feel like this was the first time I truly had the chance to experience the fall season and the heart of New England life. It was so amazing and beautiful, I’m so grateful that we were able to visit. There is so much of New England to explore, but I wouldn’t complain one little bit if this trip became a new family tradition.