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Burlington Day #1
Thursday, Jul 19, 2007 from Burlington, Vermont
Posted: Jul 19, 2007 | 501 words | 2 Comments
If there are two things I love with all my heart it’s ice cream and snowboarding. If I could fill me life with those two things I would be pretty happy. There has been a decent amount of ice cream on the trip (though not nearly as much as there would if I lived on my own), but just not enough snowboard. I never could get enough snowboarding. But for ice cream and snowboarding this is the place to be. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Burton Snowboards.
My stay here in B-town is with even more young folks my age who are working their first jobs, just out of college, or just finishing up college. Thanks to a last minute call (where were you at Seann and Parker?) and perhaps a miracle I found myself meeting up with Aimee, the cousin of one of my good friends. I’m staying on Pearl Street, where my car gets a lot of funny glares and I’m just a short walk from Church Street, cookie shops, burrito joints, and all kinds of great things.
Yesterday afternoon we put another 100 miles on the Invasion Mobile. Aimee and I headed out to the cider mill near Stowe, and let me tell you, they might just be getting the award for best donuts of the tour. Cold Hollow Cider Mill is the name of the place, so stop on by. Nothing beats a hot cider donut. Unfortunately Cabot was closed, no cheese today. However! Just down the road there is this place you might have all heard of, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Mmmmm ice cream! A big thank you to all those hosts out there that have treated me to ice cream. It would simply be an amazing company to work for. The sample of the day was coincidentally some kind of mint chip, which is my favorite kind! Oh a good day in deed.
The best part of the day was seeing a handmade sign that read “RASPBERRIES” with a big ol’ arrow pointing down the road. I had no other choice, raspberries are my favorite, so on we went. We found ourselves at Grenier’s Garden & Bakery. Of course I wasn’t very stealth with my car rolling into their driveway. And although they were out of fresh Raspberries they were sure to point out the raspberry pies in the freezer. My favorite kind of pie in the whole world (mom, could I possibly get one when I get back? It’d be a great welcome back present). So we bought a pie and some fruit and we were on our way. Then Joan came running up to us after in the kindness of her heart offered us some Grandma’s Raspberry Cookies, homemade of course, for us to take with us. It was a truly kind gesture. She felt bad that they were out of raspberries, but I was simply happy to support someone doing what they love. Thank you Joan and Roger, thank you.
Comment by Elise
From Lansing, MI
Awwww I'm glad Aimee's had time to take you around a bit, I was afraid her schedule was going to be pretty tight. I'm also really glad that I could help with this one. I've felt pretty unhelpful throughout your trip. :P I hope you're having fun there! I'll beat up Aimee if you dont :) Miss you!
Comment by Molly
From UP and MSU, MI
Oooh I love raspberries. We have a big bunch of wild ones that grow next to our garden back home, so raspberry jam, trifles, and just sticking them on the end of your fingers, is always on the agenda in summertime!