I (heart) Vermont
Vermont is a great little state, and most of the time (although admittedly less so in April) I’m happy to make it my home. However small it seems, getting from one place to another can take much longer than expected, mainly due to the few major highways. The good thing is, long drives are so very scenic. With no billboards along the roads and rolling green hills on either side, even plain countryside is something special. We try to see as much of the state as we can be taking the scenic route at least one leg of a trip. This weekend we ventured up to Waterbury to have dinner at a gem of a place, Hen of the Wood. With a menu based on Vermont ingredients, simple country food shines in its slightly dressed up preparations. Situated in the basement of a mill building, the interior is cozy, unique, and intimate. The food was amazing and the wine list a perfect complement.
On our way back, we stopped through the Warren-Waitsfield area. Mad River Glen is known as a popular old-school ski resort that still doesn’t allow snowboards and still has a single-person chair lift. The towns were tiny but very cute. Although sometimes I wonder what we’re doing here, in the middle of the woods in a rural town, I do feel lucky to live in such a beautiful and unspoiled place.
Sun, September 13, 2009