The girls, Grouchy Husband and I just came back from a long weekend in Burlington, VT. It’s about a 5 hour car ride from our home and for the most part, the girls were good in the car. They have started to like audiobooks so the Magic Treehouse kept them entertained for hours.
We stayed at the rustic, modern, and eco-friendly Hotel Vermont. Recycled products everywhere, local Vermont shampoos and soaps, restaurant used local cheeses, meats, and vegetables in their food. It’s the life I want to live all the time. It was amazing.
On our floor was a shared beverage center serving water, sparkling water, coffees, hot chocolate, tea, peaches and plums. Of course, all recycled cups and napkins. Brilliant. The girls had a hot chocolate every night.
We checked out the gym to make sure Grouchy Husband could put together a workout there.
On the back patio was a fire pit. Girls wanted to roast marshmallows but unfortunately it was a gas fire pit and would have made all of the marshmallows taste like gas.
The hotel was a block from Lake Champlain and we walked there to see the beautiful pink sunset every evening.
The town was a couple blocks away with lots of great restaurants and outdoor seating.
And after we ate, there were rocks to climb.
And street performances to see.
One day we rented bicycles and road the bike path around Lake Champlain. We stopped to take pictures.
It was gorgeous.
We stopped at the waterfront. The girls waited over 30 minutes to sit on this swinging bench. Any swing is a playground.
After the ride, we cooled down at the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain. The girls saw and touched animals. Made buttons.
And did pull-ups.
The weather was amazing, the lake was beautiful, and I was in excellent company. It was perfect.
The Dumpling Mama xo