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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Show and Tell: The Tell Is Not Always The Show!

For example:
The closest we made it to Mt. Washington was here -

the up and down, so narrow I thought my life might be in danger more than once trail road of Smuggler's Notch.

And, our ride up the trail? These,

two borrowed, and not-so-cushiony I might add, bikes that left my arse feeling might sore for days to come. Still I managed 8 scenic miles, ooohhing and ahhhing all the way. FYI - The bike path along Lake Champlain in Burlington is gorgeous!

And, our version of camping?
We DID have the tent, air matress (without a way to blow it up, but would have figured it out), a shovel, food, and tp - but then we saw the clouds roll in and heard someone say the word 'hurricane' with some disscussion before and after and decided to call Jer's cousin who happily took us in!!

So - have you guessed our dream weekend vacation? Yup - we played tourist in our home state!!
And, it was FUN!
There was a little bit of this. Um...a chain resturant is like crack to us have to drive 45 minutes to think of reaching one.

You KNOW I can't resist this two-word phrase. We visited three winerys on this trip, yeah - in Vermont! And Jer doesn't even like wine. I guess he must love me ...

Did a little fishing...

Made a kickin' meat sauce, that added the right taste to the homemade lasagna.

Procured all the necessary ingrediants for making our OWN fruit wine. See, I told you he loved me!

And took a slight detour on the way home to taste some icccce -creeeaaam!

All in all - one of the best weekends in a long time. So how's that for flying life by the seat of your pants?

Not bad for a girl that used to make a spreadsheet just to decide what movie to go see. Now, what is the rest of the class showing and telling?


caitsmom said...

I'm a big fan of a) your version of camping and b) wine tasting! Thanks for sharing.

Sara said...

Sounds like a good weekend . . . especially like the wine and ice cream part.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I love your idea of roughing it! (I personally can't handle sleeping on the gound)

It sounds like you had a lot of fun!

Michelle said...

OMG it looks beautiful and like you had such a great time!!!

areyoukiddingme said...

I like your version of camping (except for the part about tents and air mattresses). This looks like it was a lovely trip!

k@lakly said...

I could totally hang with you, now we just need a place to meet!

Kristin said...

That sounds like an absolutely incredible weekend. I wish we lived closer because next time we could ditch the men and have a girls' trip?

WiseGuy said...

From your post, it is apparent to me that you had ton loads of fun on the so glad about it. And I am so glad that dh was there with you even when you were in the pursuit of something he does not particularly adore.

HC said...

Sounds like lot of fun. I could totally camp your way. Two thumbs up for everything you tried.

Once A Mother said...

That meat sauce has my mouth watering! Are those peppers I see? mmmmm

Bluebird said...

I'm sorry - I was stopped dead by your comment re chain restaurants. You have to drive *how far* to reach one?!?!!!! ACK!!!

So glad you enjoyed your weekend. Staycations are all the rage right now, don't you know? ;)

Martha said...

This is great!! I am glad you didn't have to camp in a hurricane.

MrsSpock said...

That all looks fantastic! I wouldn't sleep in a tent in a hurricane either...I like working toilets and electricity..

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