Monday, August 18, 2014

Middlebury, Vermont

Jim and I found ourselves on our own last week (can't remember why) and we headed out for a drive.  Heading north on highway 22 we drove until we ran out of familiar road then hung a right, heading east on highway 73.  This highway merges with Highway 30, going north and we found ourselves in Middlebury, Vermont.

Since it was lunchtime we decided to stop and find a place to eat.  This is home to Middlebury College and it's a beautiful, clean city.  Lots of marble everywhere.

We parked near a church that said three hour parking and walked back to a place that caught our eye as we drove by

We had a very tasty lunch at Two Brothers Tavern.  Jim ordered shepards pie and I had a portobello panini with a side of mashed potatoes.  We both had a beer and I brought half of my sandwich and a third of my potatoes home.

After lunch we strolled across Otter Creek to the park

Look at the stones in this building.  As you go up they get smaller!

The flowers here and all over the state are looking very pretty

I think we need to come back and explore this city.  There were some shops that looked interesting and I'm sure we can find another place for a good meal.

On our drive home we took Highway 7 south and as we left the city we spotted an A&W Root beer stand.  Jim made a u-turn and we both enjoyed a root beer float.  A good way to end our date!

Once we reached Rutland we stopped and picked up groceries and then we headed home.  By this time Miss Anne was wondering where we were!  I got a text telling us they were meeting family for dinner and we were invited.  We said yes!

So we got home unpacked the groceries then jumped in their car and headed to New York for dinner.  What a grand time we had!  There were 18-20 of us and dinner was good as was the company....more beer and food and leftovers