Filtering by Tag: vermont

Vermont Part IV

And we're back.  We managed to catch a nasty viral respiratory infection that had knocked us out for a good part of the last 3 weeks.  We are on the mend, back on the road, and ready to share more adventures. So, back to Vermont...

I am not quite sure how this initially slipped my own food-obsessed, ex-baker radar, but after a few days in Vermont I knew how I was going to spend "my day"*. A Vanderbilt friend (hi Miriam!) who loves to bake as much as me reminded me that King Arthur Flour's "Bakery, CaféStore and School" is in Norwich, VT. Knowing this was just about 90 minutes from our campground, I decided I would make a day of it.

Given that I was very likely going to stuff my face at the King Arthur Flour bakery, I decided a pre-gorge hike might be smart to offset the delicious sugar in my future.

Read More

Vermont Part III

When we checked in to our campsite for our second stay in The Green Mountain State, I was asked by kind, silver-haired Shirley behind the desk if we were planning on visiting The Shelburne Museum while in the area. When I hesitated, the woman informed me she had a discount on the admission fees. Discount? Well sure. We absolutely were going to visit!

After we settled in, I started to do some research (Let's be honest here. I Googled). I realized that The Shelburne Museum was A Thing. Like, a Really Big Thing. The Museum is so big your admission to the museum allows you to return on the next day to complete your visit!

Read More

Vermont Part II

Our previous visit in Maine with the grown-up half of The Wandering Nation crew was great fun, but learning about Matt's hobbies have since created a huge dent in our wallet. For example, Matt has a Davy Crockett Green Mountain Grill. Because Velma doesn't have an external propane hook-up and has limited external storage, we have gone without outdoor cooking options since we've started full-timing. Jeremy had been eyeing the Davy Crockett for a couple of months but we were not certain we should committ. Matt gave Jeremy a hands-on tour of the grill, his set-up process, and his break-down process.  Turns out, this grill is perfect for our needs.  Jeremy was sold.  Oh, and did we mention this grill can be operated by wifi?! Lastly, Green Mountain Grills has amazing customer service.  Matt shared a few stories about how awesome this company has been to full-timers in sending parts out on the road.  Jeremy has already experienced this amazing service with a part upgrade that was sent first-class at no cost.  If you are in the market for a pellet smoker, definitely give Green Mountain Grills a look.

Read More

Vermont Part I

From Maine, Velma the Viper and her crew continued exploring New England by heading west to Vermont. Jeremy and I both wanted to visit Burlington.  Neither of us had ever had the chance to see this amazing city on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Vermont is a state known for its food culture and local focus.  If, when you think of Vermont and food, the first image that pops in your head is a pair of tie-dye clad hippie guys with a pint of ice cream between them, that's ok. You are not alone.  It was ours, too. We kicked off our Burlington area stay with a trip to Ben & Jerry's for a factory tour!

Read More