Our Muddy Quest for Culinary Nirvana in Rural Vermont

Strafford Road 1

What we go through to discover a restaurant! Although our entire Vermont trip was fun, our big adventure came very unexpectedly, during a quest to scope out a restaurant for our next trip. As readers of our blog know, we take food and restaurant experiences very seriously. We will go hours out of our way [Read more …]

Benefit Saturday in Central Vermont

Benefit 1 - Coolidge Church

Saturday is normally a day of community and church suppers in towns throughout Vermont and much of small town New England. This has been especially true this month, as a number of communities held benefits to assist victims of Hurricane Irene. We took advantage of three of last weekend’s dozens of opportunities to [Read more …]

Killington and Beyond—from Bridgewater to Rutland

Kill 1 - North Star

As discussed in our previous blog, Our Bifurcated Return to Post-Irene Vermont, this year’s Woodstock trip had us spending a week in a timeshare on Killington Mountain. We tried to maximize the use of our time, not to speak of and minimize our driving, by diving the trip up., spending about half our days in [Read more …]

The Woodstock-Queeche Area

Woodstock 1 - Queeche Bridge

Woodstock, which is bookmarked by Queeche (with its gorge, VINS center and Simon Pearce glass studio) to the east and Killington (with its ski slopes and hikes) to the west, is one of our favorite towns in the country. Not only is it one of the most beautiful towns in the country (the [Read more …]

Vermont’s Recovery from Hurricane Irene


We were shocked and saddened by the flood of images we saw from the devastation that Hurricane Irene unleashed on one of our favorite areas, that between Killington and Queeche in Central Vermont. Although we certainly felt for the people who had lost their homes and their livelihoods—not to speak of those who lost their [Read more …]