Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas in Vermont

We're in Vermont staying at the Pitcher Inn in Warren.

The inn is incredible, with 11 rooms, all with unique themes such as trout and ski and our room, Arthur, named after Chester Arthur, the 21st president, who happens to be a Vermont native. The manager of the inn, Ari, is the friendliest host we have ever met. The trip has been unforgettable.

Today we walked thru the town, which took all of 12 minutes, and found ourselves on a dead end road, where a hike thru the snow led us to a river path that went thru the woods.

Yesterday we took a sleigh ride thru a farm and drank hot cider and ate popcorn in a heated barn, petting lambs and sheep. Did I mention that Ari sent us off to the sleigh ride with a thermos full of Glug? We've been treated to one amazing meal after another.

Tonight, our family style Christmas Dinner consisted of a lobster bisque, followed by a rib roast, followed by a salad and stilton cheese course, followed by dessert, a traditional english trifle and chocolate ganache. After, we retired downstairs in the game room, where I played a round of shuffleboard with Scott. We then had night caps with Ari, his wife Mary, their daughter Zari, Sue the amazing chef and other guests. This has truly been an unforgettable trip, and we're not halfway thru! Tomorrow, Zari is taking us sledding at "Magic Meadow", her favorite sledding spot. Off to bed, but first we'll jump in the steam room in our bathroom! Good night and Merry Christmas!

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