Finally – a trip away! It was a short one. My birthday was Friday and I managed to get in my 47 miles of riding. That was a bit tiring, but very good to get it done!
Saturday morning, we left for an overnight trip to Vermont. We stopped first in Rutland to do shopping. Poor John, I dragged him to all the Vintage shops I could find 😀
I did manage to score a couple chairs at a sale from an auction house.
The one on the left is going to get painted a color and go into the garden with a flower pot where the missing seat is. The one on the right will get reupholstered for the inside. Grand total for both chairs was $4. Can you believe that? One was $3 and and one was $2, but then the lady said it was $4 for both. Who can pass up a deal like that? Not me 🙂
We booked a place in Killington at Mountain Valley Resort, which is a B&B. What a gem this place is!
Our room was lovely looking out the back:
Our hosts were very nice. They also told us about a hiking trail just down the road, so we headed down to check it out. It started in the marshy area with a nice bridge:
Then we got to the climbing area. You could head 2 different ways and we took the shorter one to the falls since it was in the evening.
So beautiful and what a nice treat to find!
We decided the next morning to go back up there and hike the other side. After a wonderful breakfast from our hosts, we headed back.
This climbed up quite a bit.
Turns out it is part of the Appalachian trail!
It went on for quite a while going up.
It’s a very well marked trail as well. Our new hiking shoes did great, too!
We could have gone on for a long, long time, but we weren’t really set up for a whole morning of hiking. We ended up doing about 3 miles.
I would for sure come back here to hike these trails again. I love my biking first and foremost, but we are enjoying the hiking 😀
It was also great to get away and relax for the weekend!