Monday, November 22, 2004

Weekend in Vermont 

The Girl whisked me away for a surprise weekend trip to Burlington, Vermont, where we had a fabulous time. We stayed in a hotel on the shore of Lake Champlain, and our room had a fabulous view of the lake and the Adirondacks. The fun shopping/tourist mecca of the pedestrian mall on Church Street was within easy walking distance, and we made excellent use of all the shops and restaurants. Lake Champlain Chocolatier & Cafe received two visits: one on Saturday, then another on Sunday to pick up additional chocolate sustenance for the 3.5 hour drive home.

Saturday night's dinner was most delicious at Three Tomatoes Trattoria, where we learned the fascinating origins of the chicken pitcher. Sunday morning was breakfast at Henry's Diner, where I had the best mug of hot cider I've ever experienced! I think they put a shot of maple syrup in in it. YUM! The Girl said her sausage, egg and cheese sandwich on grilled english muffin was the best she'd ever had. Good 'n' greasy.

On the way home last evening we took a little dinner side trip in Manchester, NH, to have a broccolo pizza at Luigi's. The Girl's been telling me about this place for years, and it really was delish.

A great weekend, all around. After we unloaded the car, we curled up in front of the fire (okay, in front of the big tv while playing the new fireplace DVD we picked up in Burlington) and finished off the last of the goodies from Lake Champlain Chocolatiers.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 8:10 AM