A Day in Vermont

As I said last week, we were going to our cabin in the Adirondacks for the weekend, then into VT for the day to pick up a new snowmobile trailer. This first picture is of the bridge crossing over Lake Champlain into VT from NY.

This is Lake Champlain from the bridge.

Vermont, here we come!

This is as close as we got to the state capital.

The Green Mountains, which were south of where we were. It looks alot like the Adirondacks! Actually the whole place looked alot like upstate NY. The farms, the mountains, the fields.

I have to thank Laurie and Chris for the suggestion to go to Ben and Jerry's! I don't know why I didn't think of it. But that is exactly what we did. Of course being the ice cream lover that I am, I enjoyed it very much, so did Glen. We went on the tour that tells the history and shows how they make their ice cream then got an ample free sample! I bought a really cool T-shirt and a frig. magnet and Glen got a to-go coffee mug.

I thought this was cute. It is in the back of their factory by the parking.

Even the bathrooms were cute! Everything was painted bright colors. Very pretty and clean!

This is the delivery bus that they used in the beginning.

This is the flavor graveyard. Every year they retire some of their flavors making room for new and exciting flavors. We walked through and read all the "gravestones".

Some of them I can understand why they were retired - "Oh Pear"??? really, pear flavored ice cream??? ewww.

Now this is some ice cream I would have liked! I can totally imagine having a cup of ice cream in the morning in the summer! What do you think?

This one is for my daughter (she'll know why).

On the way home we drove down Lake George in the Eastern Adirondacks. This the far East Adirondacks seen over Lk. George.

Knitting - My friend Pat gave me a kit to make a felted purse for my birthday. I had made a felted purse before and it turned out great. So this was a great present. While we were at the cabin I knitted the purse. Now all I have to do is sew it together and felt it.
I am also working on a pair of socks,

Books I have read - "A Claim of Her Own" by Stephanie Grace Whitson, visit her website here. This is a Christian Historical Fiction by one of my very favorite Authors! I have read almost all her books (there are lots) and once again she did not disappoint me. I give this book 5 stars. Very pleasant to read, happy, romantic, and suspenseful.
It is about 20 yr. old Mattie who travels to SD to find her brother who went there looking for gold. His letters say he has struck it rich. But when she gets there, she finds out her brother is dead and no gold. She decides to keep the claim and do some mining on her own, this was very surprising for a woman back then. She wants to find out what happened to her brither and the gold. This is about her struggles and the wonderful, (and bad) people she meets there. Great story! I recommend it!

Contests - My friend Dar at, Peeking between the pages is giving away books again, I don't know how she does it! She is always giving away something. She is giving away 3 copies of "The Castaways" by Elin Hilderbrand. You are not gonna win if you don't sign up! Also - Happy Belated Birthday, Dar!!! Amendment - Dar is also giving away a "book Buddy" check it out they are cute! - Here!
Also, Toni at A circle of books, is giving away 5!!!! copies of "Soul Survivor", written by Carol Bowman. So check in and sign up with her.
Another blog I just recently found is Chick loves lit and she is giving away lots of books, just scroll down to find all of them.

Top 5 - favorite flavors of ice cream (I haven't done this one yet have I?)
1. Vanilla
2. Coffee
3. Mocha Almond Fudge
4. Cherry Vanilla
5. Black Raspberry


  1. Loved your pictures. I love beautiful Vermont and you are right Vermont does look alot like the Adirondacks.

  2. Great pictures.
    Quaint. Glad you went to Ben & Gerrys. I have never been there but have heard it's a neat place to visit.
    I have always like Lake George. Have not been there since I was a kid...L O N G....L O N G time ago.
    Glad you had a GREAT time.

    Top 5:
    1) Maple Walnut
    2) Extreme Chocolate
    3) Black Raspberry
    4) Vanilla Bean
    5) Caramel/Butterscotch swirl

    Did you get your top done? I would like to see it.

  3. We are so glad you went to Ben and Jerry's. We had a great time when we went. We bought T-shirts and a magnet also.

    1. Americone dream
    2. New York super fudge chunk
    3. Cherry Garcia
    4. bubble gum
    5. rocky mountain raspberry

  4. Top 5 - favorite flavors of ice cream
    1. Coconut Mounds (Pralines)
    2. Coffee (Haagen Dazs)
    3. Coffee Heath Bar (Ben & Jerry's)
    4. Vanilla Bean
    5. Soft Serve Twist

  5. Top 5 - favorite flavors of ice cream

    1) strawberry
    2) vanilla bean
    3) black cherry
    4) peanut butter cup
    5) drum sticks mmmmm!!!!

    great pics. i love the grave stones!!

  6. I am still mourning the demise of Urban Jumble. :(

  7. Nice photos - I'm so envious! I hope to go to Vermont one day! Ben & Jerry's would've been fun to visit!

    Top 5 flavors of ice cream:
    1. Chocolate Chip
    2. Rocky Road
    3. Chocolate
    4. Vanilla Bean
    5. can't think of another one! :-)

  8. You always post the most fabulous pictures-I always look forward to them. Anything coffee would be fine with me, especially ice cream. Haagen Dazs here used to make a coffee one but not anymore. Very sad.

    I have a Claim of Her Own but haven't read it yet. I'm glad to hear it's good. Thanks for posting all my stuff. Good luck!

    Top 5:
    1. vanilla (weird I know but I love it-I just saw you are the same-lol)
    2. plain old chocolate
    3. chocolate chunk cookie dough
    4. chocolate mint
    5. neopolitan

  9. Awesome pics! New England is so beautiful...I lived in MA for a short while and loved it.

    When you get a chance, I have nominated you for an award! You can pick it up here:

  10. nice pictures! I love your blog. BTW what brought me here was the picture of your cat- so cute. is he/she a siberian by any chance? very pretty in any case. :-)

  11. Can I say how Jealous I am.. what great pics.

    Thank you for mentioning my giveaway.

    I didn't even know that I didn't have you on my blog roll at A Circle of Books.. only on my knitting blog. So I added it.

    Can't wait to see the little purse.

  12. When I was seriously training for marathons, I had a wild crazy dream of Ben and Jerry being my sponsor. :) How cool of you to share the tour with those who would love to go...one day.

    How is the book you are reading now? I like the cover.


    Pistacho Almond - Baskin Robbins
    Sweet Cream - Cold Stone Creamery
    Fudge Brownie - Baskin Robbins
    Soft Serve - McDonalds
    Anything with Caramel Sauce from Leatherbys

  13. The cowmobile haha, I would love to drive that. Vermont sounds great, I'm so glad you guys had fun.

    Great song :-)