Wednesday, May 11, 2016

burlington, vt


As I mentioned in my last post, Aaron and I just got back from a little weekend trip to Burlington, VT. It is part of his territory for work, and he has always wanted me to visit with him - he fell in love with this town the first time he went, and now, I have too! Burlington is adorable - clean, interesting, artsy...and right on the amazing Lake Champlain, with a gorgeous mountain backdrop.

Friday //
I was up at 4:00 am to catch my 5:50 am flight {least favorite part of the trip lol}
Amazingly enough though, I was able to get my makeup on before heading out the door - which I wasn't sure would happen!  


My travel outfit consisted of a striped tee from Target / Old Navy leggings / H&M jean jacket / Chooka wellies / and an oversized purse from Target (old). This was so comfortable, I honestly just ended up keeping it on all day.



I had a 3 hour layover in Baltimore from 7 - 10 am...and thank goodness their airport is awesome, because I would have been so bored! It was basically like a miniature mall with tons of shops and restaurants (all open that early!) ...so I did some shopping and picked up a couple things from The Body Shop before grabbing a light breakfast.

When I arrived in Albany (NY), Aaron picked me up and we had a 3 hour drive up to Burlington. We stopped along the way at a local brewery (Fiddlehead Brewing) for lunch. Aaron loves craft beer (me, not so much)...but we both love pizza! 


After lunch, we made it to the hotel - which was gorgeous. He had specifically booked a room with an awesome view of the lake {second picture below}!



We dropped off our bags and quickly made our way out into the city. First stop was a walk along the lake. It was gorgeous - crystal clear water, and you can see right across to the mountains, which are actually part of New York! I also loved that the lake was lined with flowers and tons of adorable porch swings for anyone to sit and rock on.



 


After some exploring of the lake and downtown area, we went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. Aaron had a specific place he wanted to take me, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill. It was delicious! We started with soup - cheddar ale {him} and carrot ginger {me}. For entrees, Aaron had the fish & chips and I had the  kale & arugula salad. Add in a couple of IPAs for him, and Moscow mules for me...and it was a pretty perfect meal!

Still rocking my airport outfit - even to dinner ;)


Sunset from our hotel room
Saturday //
We were up early on Saturday to get in line for breakfast at a cute little place called Penny Cluse Cafe. They opened at 8:00 am, and we were there by 7:50 am...and there was already a huge line to get in! You know that always means good food ;)




Our breakfast was delicious - neither of us could finish though, so much food! Afterwards, we walked back to the hotel and Aaron took off to work for a couple hours. While he was gone I head to the hotel gym and then got ready for the day. By the time he was back, it was about lunch time.

Makeup of the day - Saturday
Aaron hates getting his picture taken, but I made him do a selfie by the window. The hotel lighting was just too good to pass up! ;)

 
We checked out of the hotel and decided to walk around a bit before heading out...and I'm so glad we did! There was some sort of town festival going on with tons of tents set up around town square full of interesting art, crafts, and food. We picked up some new hot sauce, Vermont maple syrup (and maple candies), Vermont cheddar cheese...and an unconventional lunch ;)








Coffee Praline ice cream for lunch!
After our walk around we needed to head out. We planned to drive home since Aaron had his work truck with him. BUT, since it is an 11+ hour drive from Vermont -- Columbus, we decided to split it in half between Saturday and Sunday.

We drove for a little over 5 hours into Rochester, NY and decided to stop for the night. We grabbed dinner at a little local place called John's Tex Mex. Aaron got a burrito bowl and I opted for a cheese quesedilla with beans & rice. They had home-made chips (hot out the oven) and guacamole that were awesome! 

Sunday //
We were up early again, and this day was dedicated to driving home. Even though it was a long drive, I have to say...the views were amazing and made it a lot more enjoyable!


And the one bonus of a long drive...time to catch up on reading! I was able start and finish "The Girl on the Train" on Sunday. Good thing I had all that time, because it was so good, I couldn't put it down! Can't wait to see the movie now!



We had an amazing time in Burlington - just wish we were able to spend a bit more time there! But, since it is in Aaron's work territory, I'm sure we will be back sometime soon. It is definitely a place I would recommend visiting for a long weekend trip! xx

4 comments:

  1. It looks like a beautiful place and like you two had a nice relaxing time!

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  2. I've only been to Burlington once before in the dead of winter for a wedding - so clearly I need to go back because it's beautiful! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Y'all are too cute! What an idyllic little place to visit and that pizza looks insane! Your eyebrows look amaze by the way ;)

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  4. Isn't that book great?! It kept me going too! Looks like such a beautiful trip! How fun!!! You are so gorgeous!

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