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This was the last full day of our Northeast road trip.

We spent the night at a wonderful bed & breakfast, called the Willard Street Inn

Each road trip that we have gone on, we splurge for one night and stay at a fun bed & breakfast.  (Our other nights have been spent at Hampton Inn’s across the Northeast and we really like them as well).

Willard Street Inn

Willard Street Inn

This house was built in 1881 and was the home of a Vermont senator (I forget his name).

It was beautiful inside…

Willard Street Inn

The breakfast room overlooked the gardens…

Willard Street Inn

There was also fresh-baked Parker cookies and fresh lemonade…

Willard Street Inn

The staff was fabulous and even carried our luggage up three flights of stairs to our room.

Willard Street Inn

This is the view from our window that overlooks Lake Champlain…

Willard Street Inn

Before we left Burlington, VT for New Hampshire, we had to eat our breakfast first…

strawberry-banana pancakes, applewood

I had strawberry-banana pancakes, applewood smoked bacon and fresh fruit.  It was delicious!

Before leaving, I took pictures of the garden…

Bachelor's Button

Bachelor’s Button

Allium

Allium

White Dicentra

White Dicentra

Yellow Bearded Iris

Yellow Bearded Iris

Iris

Iris

Don't you just want to sit in the garden?

Don’t you just want to sit in the garden?

After we left our bed and breakfast, we headed for Sugar Creek Maple Farm in Woodstock, VT.

On our way, we passed by many picturesque farms.

green mountains

It was fun traveling the road through the green mountains and see what was around the corner…

Road Trip: New Friends

We arrived at the farm and were greeted by some new friends…

Road Trip: New Friends

At first, I thought this little goat wanted to be friends, but I think he really was hungry…

Road Trip: New Friends

Thankfully, there was some goat food for me to feed them.

After we visited with the goats, our attention was drawn to this adorable little calf…

Road Trip: New Friends

She was so friendly…

Road Trip: New Friends

And she like to lick our arms.  Her tongue was a little rough, but she was so sweet!

Road Trip: New Friends

Quite honestly, meeting her was the highlight of our entire day ๐Ÿ™‚

After we visited with the animals, we saw a trail leading to a little chapel on the farm.

Road Trip: New Friends
Road Trip: New Friends

Inside was a pulpit that had an old Bible open to 1st Psalms.

Road Trip: New Friends

They had pictures of the beautiful weddings that they have here sometimes.

We passed a post with little signs on it.  As I looked closer, I saw that it showed the annual amount of snow that they have received in different years.

Road Trip: New Friends

It is hard to believe that so much snow can fall in one place.

Now, it was time to see where they made the cheese and maple syrup…

Road Trip: New Friends

We passed by one of the draft horses that they use to haul the sap from maple trees in early spring.  I said “Hi”, but he mostly ignored me.

Because this is a working farm, when we entered the building, we saw them wrapping the cheese in foil and then dipping it in wax.

Road Trip: New Friends

Because they package their cheeses this way, it can remain unrefrigerated for a few days.  

We were invited to taste the different varieties of cheese.  They were delicious, but I narrowed it down to three – Vermont Light, Mellow Cheddar and Cheddar Sage.  I know my husband will enjoy them as much as I will.

Then we tasted the different grades of maple syrup.  Did you know that there are different grades?  It’s not that one is better then the other – but they are different colors and are harvested at different times.

I chose a 16 oz. container of ‘Fancy’ maple syrup and I was able to fit into my suitcase.

I think I will make french toast later this week ๐Ÿ™‚

We left the farm and continued our journey to New Hampshire.

I wish that I could say that we explored New Hampshire and did some shopping, but we decided not to because….

Road Trip: New Friends

It started to rain very hard and continued the entire day.

We did however, find a yarn store and bought some yarn for future projects.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US FOR OUR ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING HOME AND SEEING MY HUSBAND, KIDS AND TOBEY (MY LITTLE DOG).