A weekend in Stowe, VT – Valentines Day

This weekend Kaitlin and I decided to take the later flight from MCO (Orlando, FL) to BVT (Burlington, VT).  The weather was incredibly bumpy, and I think this might have been the first jet I’ve been on where passengers have gotten sick. Upon arrival, we rented a car from Hertz and headed to the Holiday Inn Express, which had a great rate, was very clean, and the location was convenient.  We dropped our stuff off and headed downtown, which was a neat experience, mostly college students.

The following day we woke up to SNOW!  It wasn’t much, but being from Florida, seeing snow is still fun no matter how much it is.  We had a quick snowball fight and then headed towards Stowe, VT, where we walked around the city, and then ate at The Blue Donkey, which was a very good local burger shack.  After lunch, we headed over to Gentle Giants, not far away, for a sleigh ride.  I don’t know if people from Vermont would care much for this, but since we’re new to snow and the winter scene, it was a ton of fun.  The driver was very friendly and told us lots about the horses, local area, traditions, etc.

After this, we started heading home, stopping at a local Apple Mill, where they had delicious fresh Apple Cider.  As a last stop for the day, we headed to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory tour, which was neat, and focused a lot on the history of the company, their support for fair wage, and how they develop new flavors.