Last month, Lauren and I spent the weekend in Vermont to celebrate our anniversary.
With each visit, we are reminded how much we adore Vermont. The wide open spaces, beautiful mountains and disconnected from city life. The perfect place to get outside and explore, or just sit by the fire with a book and a hot cup of coffee.
(Color photographs made with a Hasselblad 503cw and Kodak Portra 400. Black and white photographs made with a Leica M3 and Kodak Tri-X 400. Developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab).
There is something about Vermont. Breakfast taste better. Hiking feel soulful. The rivers and mountains are stunning. The adorable covered bridges. The air just feels different.
The little inn we stayed at didn’t have an electric car charger but a B&B down the road had electric car chargers (4 of them). The owners of the B&B told me that Tesla paid for the gear and installation and they use it quite often for Tesla & Prius (mostly). Even better, this B&B is completely powered by solar so they smiled and proudly declared that our car was given a charge from sunshine.
There are a lot of beautiful places to see in the Northeast.
One place that we never visit, except in the ski season, is Vermont.
I’m not sure why, it’s very close, but I think during the summer months we get to the beach mostly. And during the other seasons, life gets nuts with the kids activities and all.
A few weeks back, Lauren took Ellie to the Icelandic Horse Farm up in Mad River Valley in Vermont. Ellie is crazy about riding and Lauren thought it would be fun.
They had an absolute blast and lauren couldn’t stop telling me how beautiful Vermont is this time of year.
So this past weekend it was Lauren’s birthday. We had someone watch our kids, and I took Lauren back to Vermont.
It was amazing. Between the green everywhere, the dramatic mountains, the rivers and waterfalls, food and wine, it was well beyond my expectations.
If you are thinking about making the trip, here are a few pointers/highlights:
–Pitchers Inn. A warm and cozy place. Adults only. Excellent breakfast and we had dinner in the wine cellar. Say hello to Ari, the general manager for me. He will take good care of you.
-Lunch. There are a number of organic & vegan places all over Vermont. We had lunch in a small town about 15 minutes from our hotel at a place called Mint. I had the Avacodo melt. Awesome bread too.
-Hiking. We did an easy but beautiful hike up to sunset rock. That’s where I took this photo. Steep, short and super fun.
-Biking. Lauren and I are training for a century ride in Sept. Vermont is quite hilly so we ended up driving about 20 minutes from our hotel to a gentler sloping route. It was a gorgeous ride with mountains and farmland everywhere. Here’s the route we took.
–Warren Falls. Located about 5 minutes from our hotel. This was so much fun. Crazy places to jump and swim. So much fun.
I always knew Vermont was stunning the fall and winter. But I fell hard for Vermont in the summertime. I’ll be back.