Over the long Columbus Day weekend, we went on a road trip to Vermont. It was difficult to find a place to stay for Saturday and Sunday night because this was the height of the “leaf peeping” season in New England.
We opted for a Sunday night stay only- so that meant getting up early and then were out the door at 7am!
Our first stop was…. The King Arthur Flour Cafe and Store.
Yes, you can visit and take classes too! I hear they sell out quickly, so you have to make a reservation.
They sell bakery items and cafe type sandwiches. More interesting was the shop.
Here’s what I brought:
I couldn’t resist getting my picture taken. I taught Tony how to use my “fancy” camera, so there’s more pictures of me now.
Back to the car.
We kept going through pockets of fog.
Our next stop was Montpellier, but more fog…..
Montpellier is the capital of Vermont and is the smallest capital city in the US.
I loved the capital building and the fall leaves. One of the best photo ops of the weekend!
And with the iPhone, the only picture of the both of us from the trip- I think. The tripod was in the back of the car, but we never really came to a good enough spot to have a fall photo shoot.
We both really liked the town. It was small and rural. Here’s the main street.
We ate lunch at a pub called McGillicuddy’s.
Just a few miles away, a pretty scenic drive actually…. is Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.
The Morse family has been making maple syrup for 200 years. They had a cute sugar shack with a video playing where you learned about the family and how they made maple syrup.
They had a huge barn and then a trail where you could walk to see some of the trees that were tapped.
That’s how they do it.
Here’s another of me on the maple trail.
Then we went inside the shop and sampled the different types of maple syrup.
They had 4 types in different size bottles and containers.
And our favorite thing here was the maple creemee soft serve ice cream.
This was just the first part of our adventure, more to come!