Our trip to Vermont over school vacation was awesome. Steve's sister Nancy and her husband Ed and their daughter Leila graciously put our family of 6 up for a few days! Staying with them is better than staying at a hotel. I've mentioned before that they own Stowe Seafood. We eat like crazy good there. Ed's lobster salad is the best I've ever eaten. Seriously. And I've had a lot of lobster salad in my life. He shucks oysters for us..sometimes he even gets Duxbury oysters which we're pretty proud of. I think I ate my weight in shrimp also. He also carries chicken and meat for all those non-seafood eaters which include my husband. Hello? How do you grow up on Cape Cod and not eat seafood? Ah well, the more for me I say. And not only does Ed come home with dinner for us at night but brings the best wine and champagne. Did I say better than a hotel?
Now let's talk about the accommodations. You know when you've been away and it's so good to come home to your own bed? Not true here. They have the most comfortable beds and I miss them already. I haven't slept as well anywhere..even in my own bed. There is also every toy imaginable for little Griffy to play with..a hot tub that the older kids could not get enough of..(you must wear a crazy hat when you are in though..it's a requirement)..snowshoes and sleds for everyone.
Vermont is probably one of my favorite places. I'm secretly crossing my fingers that one of my kids go to college in Vermont so we can visit more. I told Ed/Nancy that it was my mission to come up once every season..if they can put up with us. We went last fall and I'm hoping we can get up there again this Spring and Summer.
Thank you again Ed/Nancy/Leila!!! xoxo
Some views from Nancy's sink...Will coming home after a day of sledding/snowshoeing.
I think Stephen is enjoying being taller than Steve now. Steve..not so much.
That is a lot of snow!
Nancy collects the coolest art. This was done by a local artist friend of theirs. It hangs in their kitchen and I love it. Nancy said it reminds her of a pregnant woman's belly.
This one was done of Steve and I dancing on their table...ok, I'm kidding. I do love this one though. She has so many interesting pieces of art..I wish I took more pictures of them.
This is a coffe pot. Nancy made coffee for me in the morning it in and I swear it was the best tasting coffee I've ever had. I won't lie..it's a process making it but isn't anything good worth a little more effort? I want one now. And don't you love her coffee mug. She collects this pottery and I love it. Made in Ireland and I want some too!!
This is the view I woke up to every morning.
'til the Spring!!!
We are so blessed that our families live in great places and we can visit! Dad you're next. :)